How it Works





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How it works.

Research and locate your preferred destination

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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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Going Abroad

Diversity and Inclusion Abroad

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Links and Resources


Student Spotlights

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Sarah Loveday

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Juliana Pina

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Phillip Robinson

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Brooke Wooldridge

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Scholarships and Grants

Funding Study Abroad

The key to funding study abroad opportunities is to research and identify multiple scholarships and grants to support your goals and to start EARLY. Mason’s Global Education Office and Office of Financial Aid are prepared to provide you with a number of resources available to make study abroad more feasible and affordable. Remember, the more you apply, the greater your chances are for funding your study abroad experience. Check out available scholarships and grants below. The number and amount of awards may vary depending on the pool of applicants and funding available. Additional programs may become eligible for scholarships after the posting of this information so keep checking back.

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NEW Virtual Internship for Peer Advisors, Fall 2020

August 3, 2020

Join our team. You like to work online? You like talking to students about your own study abroad experiences? Then this unpaid internship opportunity is for you. Become an advocate for global education and intern for GEO this fall 2020 semester. The deadline to apply is August 14, 2020.

How to Apply: Email Achim Loch with your resume and cover letter.

Read more about the Virtual Internship for Peer Advisors (VIP Advisor Program)

NEW Virtual Global Internships, Spring 2021

August 1, 2020

Learn more about these opportunities and apply online now. Email Kelly McNulty with questions or schedule a virtual meeting with her here. Or check out our How to Virtually Intern Abroad info sessions.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 20, 2020

We are very excited for each and everyone of you. While graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. You’ve put in the same hard work. You’ve learned and grown so much. We couldn’t be prouder. Keep on growing. Keep adding to the goodness and beauty in the world. Keep developing those unique dreams – and talents – that make you who you are.

Please give a round of applause to the following students:

  • De'Shauna Downs — BS in Cyber Security Engineering
  • Jacob M. Hurt — BS in Psychology
  • Sai Sing — BS in Neuroscience/Psychology
  • Brooke Wooldridge — BS in Biology

GEO has moved online

March 20, 2020

For the health, safety and well-being of our students, employees and communities, we are temporarily closing our doors effective immediately until further notice.

  • During Office Hours: +1-703-993-2154 (Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT)
  • Outside of Office Hours: +1-703-993-7500 (24/7)
  • Email: (for Mason students)
  • Email: (for international students)

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4400 University Drive, MS 2B8 
Fairfax, VA 22030
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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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