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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Number of Credits Offered: 3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, General Public, Graduate Type of Program: Faculty-led
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Conflict Analysis and Resolution Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0 Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Historical Narratives and Policies Toward Protracted Displacement

Greece, Summer 2020

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Program Overview

The glorious history of Greece from antient Athens to Byzantium and beyond is reflected in magnificent monuments, rich museum collections, and history education syllabus. How do the ways of historical representation effect the meaning of national identity and social boundaries with different ethnic and national groups? In this study abroad program students will explore the interrelations between historical narratives, patterns of exclusion and inclusion, perceptions of refugees, and implementation of policies on protracted displacement within the dynamics of global conflicts.

The itinerary will include visit to archeological sites and museums in Athens and Thessaloniki, lectures of leading historians, meetings with NGOs, refugees, and representatives of ethnic associations. Through the teamwork, students will learn research skills in diverse cultural settings, develop and own research projects, and discover new ways of understanding complex conflict dynamics.
 

Program Highlights

  • Through visits to sites and museums and meetings with NGOs and refugees, develop understanding of the interrelations between historical narratives, meaning of identity, and policy implementation on protracted displacement in Greece.
  • Advance skills in developing research projects and conducting research in the fields of conflict analysis and resolution, public policy, and history in the international context.

Eligibility 

This program is open to all graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.
 
 

Credits

3 credits

 

Tentative Course Options

Undergraduate:
  • Conflict Analysis - CONF 301: Research and Inquiry in Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Analysis -CONF 340: Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Conflict Analysis - CONF 385: International Field Experience
Graduate:
  • Conflict Analysis - CONF 610: Conflict Inquiry
  • Conflict Analysis -CONF 625: Engaging Conflict
  • Conflict Analysis - CONF 695: Selected Topics

Tentative Program Dates: 

June 20 - June 30, 2020

 

Tentative Itinerary

June 19th- departure from VA
June 20th- arrival, tour
June 21st- lecture on historical narrative, museum visit 
June 22nd- interviews with NGOs and city government  
June 23rd- interviews with ethnic communities
June 24th- train to Thessaloniki, interview with NGOs 
June 25th- visit to museums, interviews with refuges 
June 26th- interviews with NGOs and refuges 
June 27th- train to Athens, free time
June 28th- visits to museums 
June 29th- wrap up 
June 30th -departure from Athens
 
* 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

Summer 2020: TBD

Included: Tuition for 3 credits, accommodations, entrance fees/tours/guides as described in itinerary, in-country transportation, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, meals, 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 March 22, 2020. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Intent to Use Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.​

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 19, 2020. 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 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."

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:

March 8, 2020

 

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.Application requirements:* 

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

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

Application instructions:

Academic Director

  Burke
Name Bree Burke
Email bburke5@gmu.edu


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/08/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/20/2020 06/30/2020

** 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.