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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: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0 Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Historical Narratives and Policies Toward Protracted Displacement of Greece

Online, Summer 2021

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Program Overview

The purpose of the course is to increase students understanding of the impact of the historical narratives on the meaning of national identity, social boundary, and patterns of exclusion and inclusion. This course explores how meaning of national identity formed through historical narratives influences the implementation of policies toward refuges and impacts the protracted displacement in international settings as well as issues likely to emerge in the process of conducting research on protracted displacement. Students have the opportunity to learn field research in different cultural context, conflict analysis, research design, data collection processes, data analysis, entry and exit. Inevitably, they also learn about themselves: their skills, their abilities to work in the ebb and flow of real conflict, their abilities to work in teams, their preferences in research style, and preferences for form of research.

Course Format
It is taught in a mix of asynchronous and synchronous on-line format. Most of the course will be asynchronous that means that students will be able to learn and complete all tasks on their own schedule. The course will include 3 parts: (1) orientation, (2) learning, (3) internship.

Program Highlights

  • 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.
  • Internship opportunity. 

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 19 - June 30, 2021

 

Tentative Itinerary

June 21st- lecture on historical narrative, museum visit 
June 22nd- interviews with NGOs and city government  
June 23rd- interviews with NGOs and ethnic associations
June 24th- interview with NGOs 
June 25th- interviews with refugees
June 26th- interviews with NGOs and refugees
June 28th- interviews, analysis of representations
June 29th- wrap up and final discussion
 
* 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 (UG), $2,016 (GR)

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.

*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 March 20, 2021. 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 10, 2021. 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 10, 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.

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

  KarinaSCAR
Name Karina Korostelina
Email ckoroste@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-1304

GEO Program Administrator

  Sami2
Name Sami Sonkowsky
Email ssonkows@gmu.edu


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer (Online) 2021 06/01/2021
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Rolling Admission 06/19/2021 06/30/2021

** 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.