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  • Locations: Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester
  • Restrictions: Mason applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Flat/Apartment Number of Credits Offered: 3
Eligible Population: Graduate Prerequisite: Yes
Type of Program: Faculty-led Area of Study: Education Studies
Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Program Description:

Cambridge Schools Experience

UK, Fall 2018

Cambridge Schools Experience
The Cambridge Teaching Experience provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers from Mason to immerse themselves in an elementary teaching and learning in an international setting. The month-long experience, situated in primary schools in Cambridge, England, will provide Mason pre-service teachers with an opportunity to develop their instructional and management skills in collaboration with host teachers at the school site. There will be 3 hour-long class meetings in Fairfax prior to leaving for Cambridge.

Program Highlights

  • Develop your instructional and management skills in the classroom.
  • Students will be placed in single or double studio apartments near City Centre with easy access to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, public transportation (bus and rail), and hospital facilities.

Credits

3 credits

Eligibility

This program is only open to graduate students currently enrolled in the M.Ed in Elementary Education program at George Mason University. Students must be in good academic standing and registered for courses in their penultimate semester.

Anticipated Course Options*

Graduate:
  • Education Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) 790: Internship in Education
* subject to change

Program Dates*

September 23 - October 20, 2018

Itinerary

 
Day 1 Students arrive in Cambridge
Tour of Cambridge
Day 2 Orient yourself to Cambridge
Seminar at 5:30
Day  3          Trial Run to School Site
Check in about Commute
Day 4 School Visit (school hours)
Day 5 School Visit (school hours)
Seminar Time TBD
Day 6 School Visit (school hours)
Day 7-8 Free days
Day 9-13 Full day at school site
Day 14-15 Free days
Day 16-20 Full day at school site
Day 21-22 Free days
Day 23-27 Full day at school site
Day 28 Students depart for the U.S.

* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Fall 2018: $4,631

Included: Tuition for 3 credits,  accommodations, local transportation, some meals, excursion fund, airport shuttle from Heathrow, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, most meals, personal spending, required textbooks and/or course materials.

*Participants must arrange their own airfare, once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by May 13, 2018 in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by June 17, 2018. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
Payments

Scholarships

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

Application Deadline:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

 

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
 

Application instructions:

Academic Director

  Audra Parker Mandy Bean
Name Audra Parker Mandy Bean 
Email aparke19@gmu.edu abean5@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-9717 703-993-5253

GEO Program Officer

  Laura Scobey
Name Laura Scobey
Email lscobey@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2106


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.