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Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Campus Housing, Flat/Apartment, Homestay
Number of Credits Offered: 12-16 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Bilateral Exchange Language Courses Offered: Hebrew
Area of Study: Psychology, Honors, Government and International Policy, Communication, Computer Science, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Economics, Global Affairs, History, Integrative Studies Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: No
Program Description:

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)

Herzliya, Israel

IDC
IDC Herzliya is a private, autonomous, not-for-profit and non-government-subsidized institution of higher education that strives for interdisciplinary learning, cultivates scientific and professional excellence, and imbues its students with a broad cultural background and a vision that has international horizons.The university's basic outlook, which is rooted in the twin concepts of individual freedom and responsibility, emphasizes student entrepreneurship and leadership alongside commitment to community service. IDC is located in Herzliya, an affluent city in the central coast of Israel, at the Northern part of the Tel Aviv District known for its robust start-up and entrepreneurial culture.

Application cycles are open one semester at a time. Applications for the fall/academic year will open around December 1 of the year prior and applications for spring/calendar year will open around July 1 of the year prior.​

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Eligibility

In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure.
    • For students applying for fall or academic year programs, this total does not include summer coursework that has yet to be completed.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and departure.
  • Students planning to study abroad in the last semester of their senior year should discuss this with their GEO program administrator and major advisor as this may affect their ability to graduate on time.
  • Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester (not including summer) at Mason.

Courses Available


Students can enroll in courses offered in English.    

Credit Conversion

Students are expected to take a full-time course load during their time at IDC.  

Grade Conversion

When transferring courses back to Mason, the credits will transfer but the grade will not. However, you must receive the equivalent of a "C" or above in order to transfer your credit back. Refer to the table below regarding how grades are converted at IDC Herzliya.

IDC Grade Mason Grade
75 - 100 A
61 - 74 B
50 - 60 C
0 - 49 F

Choosing Courses Abroad

This program does not have pre-approved classes. It is your responsibility to select courses and get them approved for transfer credit. To facilitate this process, you will complete the Petition for Transfer of Credit (PTC) Form. You will have access to the PTC form when you open an application.

You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester begins in mid October and ends in late February.  The spring semester begins in early March and ends in July. Due to differences in the academic calendar at IDC, students may only study there for the academic year or the spring semester.
 

Global Understanding

Students participating in this study abroad program will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.

Housing

Students can live single or double occupancy fully furnished apartments in on campus dorms.  Each apartment has an air conditioner and private bathroom with a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, electric stove, microwave (including a grill), and electric kettle. The bedrooms have a desk, closet, television, air conditioner, and dining table. In addition, self-service laundry rooms with washing machines and dryers are at residents’ disposal.

Program Cost 

This is a Bilateral Exchange Program. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay Mason tuition to Mason, and pay room and board abroad. Students can use the budget sheets located at the top of this page to see what GEO estimates as expenses.

Program Payments

As this is a Bilateral Exchange Program, students will pay for their tuition as they normally do in PatriotWeb.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.

Administrative Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $325 (for semester length programs) or $525 (for year-long programs) must be received in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.

Financial Aid: Students using financial aid are encouraged to talk to their counselor regarding how their financial aid can transfer to their program.

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

Fall/Academic Year: Early-Mid March*
Spring/Calendar Year: Early-Mid October*

*See the bottom of this page for the exact deadlines for the upcoming term(s).

Visa Information

Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Visit the Embassy of Israel's website for further information. 

Application requirements:*

Application fee: $200 for Mason students.

Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.

Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.

Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.

*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.
 

Application instructions:

GEO Program Administrator

Name Mikaela Spencer
Email mspenc2@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2641
  Make an appointment

Additional Resources

Follow Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) on Social Media

 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission 10/01/2019 06/01/2020
NOTE: Dates are tentative. They will be updated when received from the partner university.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.