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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Hotel
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Eligible Population: 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Government and International Policy
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Schar School of Policy and Government Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

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Croatia: Utilizing Big Data and the Social and Policy Sciences

George Mason University, in conjunction with Mississippi State University, the University of Zagreb, and the University of Split, is proud to offer a study abroad in the form that explores emerging social issues surrounding the challenges of immigration and refugee crisis. Students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion from the joint sponsoring hosts from the University of Zagreb and the University of Split.
Security threats are continually increasing. Per General Michael Hayden, today’s world is more dangerous, complicated, and immediate than ever before. Given the tectonic shifts of globalization and the expansion of democratization, the nexus between security and sociocultural respect and liberty presents a variety of policy and administrative challenges. This societal risk has been further exacerbated by the recent Syrian refugee crisis and ongoing mass migration. With a fundamental ad heightened fear of changing the social and cultural fabric of society, the immigration tidal wave presents a politically charged phenomenon. The purpose of this panel is to investigate the common denominators faced by policy makers and public administrators when those challenges are amplified by the security-based contextual background. 

Program Details

Credits Offered

  • GOVT 398: Study Abroad
  • ITRN 702: Special Topics in Study Abroad


This program is open to all graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty members including those who do not attend or work at George Mason University. Undergraduate juniors and seniors will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 


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Program Cost (Summer 2018): $4000

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Hotel Lodging (double occupancy)
  • In-country travel to all program activities
  • City Tour
  • All lectures and seminars
  • Entry fees to sites
  • Some meals (breakfasts and 3 lunches)
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Most meals
  • Personal spending
  • Additional Cultural outings

Contact Information

Program Officer

Michal McElwain Malur

Academic Director

Dr. Tonya T. Neaves

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.