CGE's short-term programs are offered during the winter, spring and summer breaks.
Short-term programs are an effective way to obtain an international experience by students who work or have additional responsibilities which limit the amount of time they can spend abroad. Most of these popular programs are led by Mason faculty and cover a variety of topics, including conservation, communication, history, literature, politics, theater, trade and culture in more than 30 countries. Short-term programs such as French in Paris, Spanish in Granada, Mandarin in Beijing, Japanese in Osaka, or Arabic in Cairo, are often used by students to satisfy their language requirement.
An applicant need not be a Mason student to take part in any of these amazing educational experiences.
Program participants may choose to earn credit toward their degree (most do) or simply audit. Winter Break Programs offer 3 credits and happen each year for about 2 weeks between late December and mid January. Summer programs last between 2 - 8 weeks from mid May to early August and offer between 3 - 9 credits across a variety of disciplines. Spring Break programs happen during the university's
spring break, usually the second or third week in March.
*CGE reserves the right to modify or cancel a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances.
Center for Global Education
Johnson Center, Room 235
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
9am - 5pm
(Monday - Friday)
We are located on the second
in Room 235 in the Johnson Center above the food court.