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  • Locations: Online, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer (Online)
  • Budget Sheets: Summer (Online)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Government and International Policy, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Criminology Law and Society, Global Affairs, History
Program Description:

International Security Studies of Switzerland

Online, Summer 2021

International Securities Swiz
NOTE: This program is entirely online and there is no international travel component. 

International Security Studies provides students with an introduction to international security affairs from a global perspective.  The course examines the achievements and failures of some of the world's most important economic, political, humanitarian and security organizations from an interdisciplinary perspective. The courses offer students an intellectually stimulating, innovative and diverse program of study in an online environment.

Two lectures by Dr. Thrall, Frameworks for Thinking about International Organizations and The Evolution of International Organizations after the Coronavirus Pandemic will book-end University of Fribourg modules on International Law & Human Rights, International Economic Relations, European Institutions, Policy and Advocacy.  Each module includes interactive sessions with University of Fribourg faculty and international organization leadership members.


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


3 credits

Course Options

3 undergrad credits: GOVT, GLOA, CONF, HIST, and CRIM.

Program Dates

29 June - 22 July, 2021



* 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 2021: $1827

Included: Tuition for 3 credits, application deposit, and online instructional fees.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in two payments (Deposit + Final Payment).

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.

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by June 15. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $200 you've already paid (Deposit). Your final balance will be made through your George Mason student account.

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

Application Deadline:

June 10th, 2021


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.

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

Academic Director

Name Trevor Thrall
Phone 703-993-3724

GEO Program Administrator

  Paul Locascio
Name Paul Locascio
Phone (703) 993-2154

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer (Online) 2021 06/01/2021
Rolling Admission 06/29/2021 07/22/2021

** 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.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.