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

Cambridge Schools Experience

UK, Spring 2022

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 (Pre-K through Grade 6).
  • Previous school sites have included Bar Hill and St. Alban's.
  • 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.


Course Options

Graduate:
  • ELED 790: Internship in Elementary Education

Program Dates*

April 16 - May 11, 2022 

 

Itinerary

 
Day 1 Program begins in Cambridge; there will be a group shuttle from Heathrow Airport to Cambridge
Tour of Cambridge
Day 2 Orient yourself to Cambridge
Seminar at 5:30
Day  3          School Visit (school hours)
Day 4 School Visit (school hours)
Day 5 School Visit (school hours)
Seminar Time TBD
Day 6 School Visit (school hours)
Day 7 School Visit (school hours)
Day 8-9 Free days
Day 10-14 Full day at school site
Day 15-16 Free days
Day 17-21 Full day at school site
Day 22-23 Free days
Day 24-25 Full day at school site
Day 26 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

Spring 2022: Coming Soon!
Fall 2021: $4950


The Program Cost for study abroad courses is assessed separately from Mason tuition and fees. This means separate charges will be put on your student account for this course, including a study abroad tuition charge and a study abroad program fee charge which together equals the published Program Cost for this course. ​
 

Included: Tuition for 3 credits, accommodations, local transportation for schools sites that require public transit, some meals, some group excursions, airport shuttle from Heathrow to Cambridge, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, COVID-19 testing in the U.S. before departure, COVID-19 testing while abroad, vaccinations, required textbooks and/or course materials

*Note: This program does not include a group flight. Information regarding arrival times and location will be sent out to all participants after the application deadline. Do not purchase airfare until you receive the "Green Light for Flights" notice from the Global Education Office via email. The notice will include information on the arrival/departure airports, flight times, and where to meet the group. Students who fail to follow the guidelines GEO sends out will be responsible for applicable costs of changing their flights.

When the time comes to purchase airfare, GEO will be recommending the purchase of Flight Interruption and Cancellation Insurance. The “Green Light for Flights” email will provide additional information about this insurance.  

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 November 20th 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 December 10th. 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."

* Students must be enrolled at least half-time for federal loans and the majority of grant funds. Please refer to the Financial Aid Website for a definition of half-time for undergraduate and graduate students: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/eligibility.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

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:

November 10 

 

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 Directors

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

GEO Program Administrator

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Name Alexandra Wallace
Email masonled@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-3082


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.