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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 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: Criminology Law and Society, Global Affairs, History, Integrative Studies Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes Program eligible for VA Benefits: Yes
Program Description:

War Crimes Trials: From Nuremberg to The Hague

Online, Summer 2021

Postwar Justice in Europe
This course will trace the development of international criminal law from the Nuremberg Trials in 1945 to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in the modern period. Students will learn about the origins of the Nazi prosecutions and the impact of these prosecutions on war crimes trials during the 1990s, as well as modern international criminal justice institutions. This course is eligible for criminology, history, global affairs, and integrative studies credit.

Program Highlights

  • Trace the development of international criminal law from Nuremberg to The Hague
  • Hear from guest experts and conduct virtual site visits of memorial sites and international courts
  • Engage in discussions on autonomous weapons, child soldiers, gender-based violence, reparations, and other timely topics


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

Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25.


Students will choose one 3-credit course during the application process.

Course Options

3 Credits

  • Criminology - CRIM 485: Study Abroad
  • Criminology - CRIM 490: Special Topics
  • Global Affairs - GLOA 480: Study Abroad
  • History - HIST 388: Topics in European History
  • Integrative Studies - INTS 399: Study Abroad

Program Dates*

May 17 - 28, 2021



This program includes both asynchronous and synchronous content. Students should expect to be online Monday-Friday from 10am to 12pm for synchronous meetings. 
May 17 Morning: Introduction to class
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 18 Morning: Discussion on transitional justice
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 19 Morning: Discussion on the Holocaust and Tour of Munich
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 20 Morning: Workshop and discussion on Tour of Nuremberg
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 21 Morning: Workshop on child soldiers
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 24 Morning: Discussion on The Hague Tour
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 25 Morning: Workshop on ICC jurisdiction scenarios
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 26 Morning: Discussion questions on Trial of the Kaiser
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 27 Morning: Workshop on Hissene Habre trial and law of autonomous weapons
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
May 28 Morning: Workshop on complementarity and summing up
  Afternoon: Guest speaker
* 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: $1,627

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

Included: Tuition for 3 credits 

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO virtual programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in two payments (Deposit + Final Payment). Students planning on using financial aid should contact their Financial Aid Counselor if they plan to use aid. 

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 May 10th. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $200 you've already paid (Deposit). Students who are using financial aid will need to contact the Financial Aid Office upon applying for the program.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must reach out to the Financial Aid Office directly. The Office of Financial Aid is unable to assess if a student will have aid available for summer until April 5. 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:

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:



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


Application Deadline:

May 1, 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.

Financial Aid: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office directly before May 10, 2021.

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

GEO Program Administrator




Brittany Samko




Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.