Center for Global education programs open to students from any college or university
To enroll in most summer or winter short-term program applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 to earn academic credit. No minimum credit hours required. For semester or academic- year-long programs undergraduate students are eligible for study abroad once they have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher*. Completed credit hours includes transfered credit hours. Some programs have higher GPAs and additional requirements. Check the program website for details.
Participants apply on-line. To complete your application you will need to submit your application fee:
$100 for Mason winter and summer short-term programs
$125 for Mason semester, academic year programs, and internship programs.
In addition to the on-line application you will need to submit to the Center for Global Education:
- At least one passport-size photograph on photo paper. Please note that some programs require more than one photo. Refer to your program officer for details. ID photos can be taken at your local drug store, Wal-mart or CVS.
- One photocopy of the photo page of your passport (black and white copies are acceptable). If you do not currently have a passport your application will still be considered. Please apply for a passport immediately and inform your Program Officer that you have done so. Each student is responsible for obtaining his/her passport.
- A current official academic transcript
- The Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment and Application for In-State Tuition Rates Forms. You can download the forms here. You must fill out the Application for In-State Tuition Rates Form whether you live in Virginia or not. If you are a permanent resident of Virginia, please fill out the entire form, if you do not live in Virginia, fill out the top portion only of the first page, sign the top of the second page, and write "Not Applicable" on the rest of the form.
Materials should be sent to:
Center for Global Education
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 2B8
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Participants who are not Mason students are charged an additional $50 administrative fee to their program fee at acceptance.
SEMESTER PROGRAM OPTIONS
ITALY: Spring Semester in Florence
ARGENTINA: Placements in Buenos Aires
ENGLAND: Placements in London
CHINA: Placements in Shanghai
COLOMBIA: Placements in Medellín NEW
ISRAEL & PALESTINE: Placements in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Nazareth, Bethlehem and elsewhere
MOROCCO: Placements in Rabat NEW
Winter Break: Check dates to make sure you will be back in time for your spring semester!
ECUADOR: Spanish Language Study in Quito
FRANCE: French Language Study in Bordeaux
JORDAN: Arabic Language Study in Amman
Masters in Global Affairs Seminar
BELGIUM: Comparative Legal Systems: American, British and European Unions
CHINA: Capstone Business in Beijing
COSTA RICA: Sustainable Human Development and Human Rights
ENGLAND: Literature or History & Politics at Oxford
ITALY: Assisi: Introduction to Music
ITALY: Italian Media, Culture & Society in Milan
PHILIPPINES: Grassroots Peacebuilding, Environmental Issues & Culture
BELIZE: Ridges to Reefs
CAMBODIA: Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Community Development
COLOMBIA:Colombian Geology: Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Surficial Processes
CUBA: "Experience Cuba" History, Culture, Tourism and Sustainability
CUBA: Foreign Investment, Development and Global Integration
ENGLAND: London Theatre Tour
ENGLAND: Public Relations in London
GREAT CITIES: A Journey to Post-Communism: Berlin, Budapest, Belgrade, Sarajevo
IRELAND: Creative Writing
ITALY: Underneath Rome: An Introduction to Geo-Archaeology
KENYA: Ecology and Conservation
PERU: Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru
SWITZERLAND: Survey of International Organizations
VIETNAM: Culture, Politics and Economy
*CGE reserves the right to modify or cancel a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances.