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Why Study Abroad?

  • Earn credit in your major
  • Mason Core Credit available
  • $500K in Scholarships and Grants
  • Most classes taught in English

Benefits of Study Abroad

  • Expand your worldview.
  • Enhance your career opportunities.
  • Learn another language.
  • Experience another culture and make new friends.
  • Learn more about yourself and boost your confidence.

Funding your Study Abroad

  • Financial aid may be used to cover program costs.
  • Numerous scholarships are available.
  • GEO offers several distinctive scholarships and travel grants for degree–seeking Mason students.

Why Study for a Full Semester?

A semester program is the most economical option for anyone wanting to study abroad. Plus, students participating in our semester abroad programs will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.

Dates and Deadlines

May  Most Winter, Spring Break, Spring Semester applications open.
September Most Summer applications open.
October Most Winter, Spring Semester applications close
November Most Spring Break applications close,
Fall Semester applications open.
March Most Summer and Fall Semester applications close.

Learn more about deadlines


Available credit subject to change depending on approval and instructor. Please refer to the Global Education Office (GEO) website for more recent information about each program. For questions and concerns, email the main office at or call the GEO front desk at 703–993–2154 (open Mondays–Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm).