Supporting one of the largest international student populations in the a U.S. public four-year institution, Mason has a strong commitment to global engagement and internationalization efforts across our four campuses and beyond.
Global Education Office
The Global Education Office offers students the opportunity to develop critical and creative skills and challenge their assumptions about themselves and other cultures in an educational environment by offering global educational programs of varying lengths, academic emphases, and locations. Through both travel and virtual study abroad opportunities, students discover new cultures, sharpen language skills, and build cross-cultural skills while earning credit. These global experiences include: virtual programs; faculty-led, short-term courses and intensive language programs; semester and year-long Mason-sponsored programs; and global internship programs. Most programs are open to Mason undergraduate and graduate students and short-term programs are also open to faculty, staff, and the general public.
The Global Education Office also offers a wealth of resources to help students create a personalized international educational experience, including general advising sessions about study abroad and internship options; one-on-one student advising; transfer of approved international program credits; a resource library of travel books; international and diplomatic community programming, and advising to international students from partner schools.
George Mason University Korea
Dr. Robert Matz, Campus Dean
Dr. Shannon Davis, Associate Dean, Academic and Faculty Affairs
Kelley E. Chung, Associate Dean, Admissions and Government Affairs
Angela Kang, Associate Dean, University Life
To enhance Mason's global presence and increase accessibility to a Mason education, the university oﬀers academic programs in Songdo, South Korea on the Incheon Global Campus.
George Mason University Korea (Mason Korea) oﬀers bachelor degree programs in business, economics, global affairs, computer game design, computational and data sciences, and conﬂict analysis and resolution. Academic program requirements and standards are identical to those on the US campuses. Students based in Mason Korea travel to the Fairfax campus during their 6th and 7th or 7th and 8th semesters. In addition, US-based Mason students may pursue study for a semester or year at the Mason Korea campus.
Office of International Programs and Services
Student Union I, Suite 4300
Christina Lehnertz, Executive Director
The Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) provides services on both regulatory and cultural topics. Staff members provide regulatory information related to non-immigrant status and have been designated by the university to issue and sign immigration documents and paperwork on behalf of the institution. OIPS advisors are available at scheduled walk-in times and by appointment to discuss any concern. Advisors and staff provide practical assistance to students and scholars as they adjust to U.S. culture and apply for eligible benefits related to their visa status and employment. OIPS conducts a comprehensive orientation program for new international students and offers social, cultural, and educational programming throughout the fall and spring semesters. Most notably, the staff and student volunteers work to internationalize campus life for all members of the Mason community through programs and outreach designed to connect people from different global cultures with one another for meaningful dialogue and cultural learning.
INTO George Mason University and the Mason Global Center
Ángel Cabrera Global Center
Building on over 30 years of excellence in English language and language-supported education at Mason, the INTO George Mason University joint venture was established in 2014.
Located in the Ángel Cabrera Global Center, Mason offers three academic English language programs: Academic English, Undergraduate International Year One and Graduate Pathways. These programs are administered by the Academic Division of the INTO Mason joint venture. Personalized support tailored to international students' educational, linguistic 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. International Year One (IYO) and Pathways programs are available to students interested in studying in a wide range of degree programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. An Academic English program is available to students looking to develop their language proficiency on a short term basis or as they complete the application process for a pathway or direct admission. All of the innovative International Year One, Pathways and English language programs offered at INTO Mason are delivered by highly qualified university faculty.