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How it works.

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Apply for a program and prepare

Create a profile online and start working on your application. Apply for scholarships and submit required documents. Once you have been accepted, you will be asked to commit and complete a pre-departure orientation.

Take off and enjoy

  • Go abroad and enjoy a fantastic experience.
  • Study abroad. Intern abroad.
  • Share your stories with GEO!

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Funding Study Abroad

Finding funding for your study abroad excursion can seem challenging, however, not impossible. There are a number of resources at your disposal. It is important to research carefully and EARLY to secure appropriate funding. Remember, the more you apply, the greater your chances are for funding your study abroad experience. There are four categories: GEO Scholarships, Mason Scholarships, Fellowships, and External Scholarships.

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Peer Advisor and Global Envoy Position

International Student Mentor Program

As a study abroad alumni, it's time to start thinking about how to stay connected to your experience. A great way to continue your global experience while at Mason is to participate in the Global Education Office's international student mentor program. Think back to when you first arrived at your university for your time abroad - were you nervous? Confused but excited? We have international students arriving at Mason for the fall who feel exactly the same and they could use your help!
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Now accepting applications for 2020

Applications for winter break, spring break, spring semester, and calendar year 2020 are now open. Apply today.
Winter Break | Spring Break | Spring Semester | View all deadlines
Peer Advisor and Global Envoy Position

Job Opportunity: Student Assistant

The Global Education Office (GEO) is seeking an Assistant to help with international incoming exchange students. Mason has partnerships with many universities around the world who send students to Mason, to study, through exchange agreements for one semester, or academic year.
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Global Gateway Still Accepting Applications

Mason Global Gateway is a unique, innovative, and affordable global experience. Students selected for a Gateway can choose from among eight prestigious institutions of higher learning around the world at which to study during their first-year spring semester. These institutions are situated in some of the most exciting international cities and span across the globe.
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About GEO


Johnson Center, Room 235
4400 University Drive, MS 2B8 
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Office Location

Building Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center
Office Room 235, second floor, above the food court

MasonGPS Travel Registration

Registering Independent Educational Travel

Are you planning international travel that is university-sponsored or related but is not part of a GEO study abroad program? If so, register your travel with MasonGPS! Students pursuing independently arranged international educational travel experiences, such as internships, independent study, service learning, or dissertation research, must register their travel through this system. This ensures adequate insurance protection, timely notification, and institutional support in the event of a travel emergency or international crisis.

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