INTO Mason and the Mason Global Center
Todd Rose, Executive Director
Nicole Sealey, Academic Director
George Mason University offers academic Pathway and English language programs through the INTO Mason joint venture. Personalized support tailored to international students’ educational, social, and cultural needs prepares them to progress with confidence as degree-seeking students. INTO Mason provides international students with learning experiences and services that promote academic, professional, and personal success.
Located in the Mason Global Center, INTO Mason supports the outstanding academic programs offered by the university with technology-assisted learning; a welcoming, interconnected community of students from across the U.S. and the world; strong student support programs; and state-of-the-art facilities. The innovative International Pathway and Academic English language programs offered at the Center are delivered by highly qualified Mason teaching faculty. INTO Mason also provides a breadth of academic preparation and support services designed specifically to meet the unique needs of its international students.
There are four programs administered through the INTO Mason joint venture:
Each program has a specific curriculum and guidelines as indicated on the special sections for each program in the catalog.
All Undergraduate Pathway students and many Academic English students may live in the Mason Global Center for their first year. The Mason Global Center opened in August 2014 and is the primary home for INTO George Mason University. This community connects domestic and international students for academic, language, cultural, and social exchange. The building includes residential accommodations for up to 270 international and domestic students; 14 classrooms; 100+ computers; wireless Internet throughout the center; a learning resource center with study materials, books, DVDs, and periodicals; a dining facility; lounge areas for meetings and study groups; and open spaces for socializing.
The INTO Mason Student Services team provides a range of co-curricular programs and services promoting academic, social, and personal well-being. Upon arrival at Mason, the team helps students settle in to life in Fairfax and provides social opportunities and a variety of resources tailored to the specific needs of international students.
International Student Orientation
Orientation involves a variety of important events that prepare students to be successful at Mason, including information about maintaining visa status, registering for Mason classes, health requirements, and insurance coverage. All students must attend the INTO Mason Student Orientation in order to enroll in classes.