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  • Locations: Songdo, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
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  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Campus Housing
Number of Credits Offered: 12-16 Language Courses Offered: Chinese-Mandarin, Korean
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Mason Korea
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Accounting, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Government and International Policy, Korean, Business Analytics, Chinese, Communication, Computer Game Design, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Economics, English, Environmental Policy, Anthropology, Global Affairs, History Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Mason Korea
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills Mason Core Requirement: Yes
Program Description:

Mason Korea

Songdo, South Korea

Overview

Travel across the world and immerse yourself in a new culture while experiencing the ease and affordability of Mason Korea: Your home away from home.

Students at Mason Korea engage in the same curriculum and courses as Mason’s US campuses while immersing themselves in one of the world’s most intriguing and vibrant places. Explore how the country's ancient and complex past meets a modern, globalized culture. Korea is an economic miracle that is home to some of the most popular international music and television. Efficient transportation systems allow students to easily explore. The campus in Songdo is located just 45 minutes from Seoul and 30 minutes from Incheon International Airport—a hub of inexpensive flights to locations across Asia. Students at Mason Korea enjoy the smaller size of the Mason Korea campus—but still with plenty of Mason spirit—which means that Mason Korea students receive individual attention and the experience of a close-knit, international community of students and teachers. Mason Korea students might take an anthropology class on K-pop or a conflict resolution class on the North-South Korean conflict, travel to the DMZ (the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea) or explore Seoul’s royal palaces. Learn about Korean life and culture first-hand by applying to study abroad at Mason Korea today!

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For International Students

Sponsored by Mason Korea

Academic Details

Mason Korea offers a variety of courses that satisfy Mason Core requirements as well as the majors listed below. With course offerings in the Mason Core and a variety of electives, students from all majors can find courses applicable to their major at Mason Korea. All students applying for this program must meet with an academic advisor to have their coursework at Mason Korea approved prior to being accepted into the program.

Course Offerings

Please visit Course Listings to view courses at Mason Korea.

Housing

Furnished single and double occupancy rooms are available, as well as a convenient on-campus cafeteria. Please visit the links below for more details.

Housing Cost

Fall Semester Housing Cost* (2022)
Double: ~$1400 USD (1,275,000 KRW)
Single: ~$2000 USD (1,912,500 KRW)
*Pricing subject to change

Resources

MK Housing Single
Single Room
MK Housing Double
Double Room

Tuition

Please visit Mason Korea Tuition and Costs for information on program fees.
Given the relatively low cost of living in Korea, students can enjoy the Mason experience at an affordable cost.
Student Classification Tuition Cost Details
In-state In-state rate
  • Students classified as VA in-state residents pay the in-state rate at MK. The tuition differential is only available to VA in-state domiciled students taking classes at the Mason Korea campus
  • The differential amount from Mason Korea’s rate is discounted as a VA in-state scholarship
Out-of-State $10,000 per semester
  • Out-of-state residents pay Mason Korea rate of $10,000 per semester.

Financial Aid and Military Benefits

For questions on using financial aid for Mason Korea, please contact:

Scholarship

The Stearns Travel Scholarship provides support for Mason Korea students and Mason Fairfax students traveling to or from the Mason Korea campus. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Please visit the link below for more details.
  • Award: $1,000 award to be used towards students' tuition for the following semester. The awards are applicable only towards Spring and Fall semester tuition. The awards do not apply to summer term tuition.
  • This scholarship is not renewable.
Stearns Travel Scholarship

Apply Now

Apply Now

Applying to Mason Korea is fairly simple if you follow these 4 easy steps:
  • Step 1: Attend an Info Session/Individual Meeting
    Email Karen Torres or Kelly Byrd to set up an individual meeting or to learn about upcoming info sessions.
  • Step 2: Mason Korea Course Approval Form
    Meet with your designated MK Academic Advisor (see "Contacts and Resources" tab for advisor information) to complete and upload the MK Course Approval Form.
  • Step 3: Passport
    Complete the Passport Status Questionnaire. You do not need a valid passport to apply to the program, but you should begin applying now if you do not have one. Your current passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the program’s end date. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.
  • Step 4: Signature Documents
    Read and electronically “sign” the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.
Email Karen Torres once all steps above have been completed.

Contact Information

Mason Korea Staff in Fairfax

Name Title Office Email Phone
Grace Lee Mason Korea Coordinator 3100 Merten Hall glee36@gmu.edu 1-703-993-5961
Kelly Byrd Mason Korea Program Assistant 3100 Merten Hall kbyrd20@gmu.edu  
Karen Torres Mason Korea Program Assistant 3100 Merten Hall ktorres8@gmu.edu  

Mason Korea University Life Team

Name Title Email
Won Seok Park Senior International Student Services Coordinator wpark6@gmu.edu

Academic Advising for Mason Korea

Students should meet with the appropriate advisor from the list below. Virtual meetings are available and may be required by some advisors. Please reach out to your advisor for more information.
Please see your designated School of Business advisor.

Jane Walker, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Student Services
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Email: jwalkerq@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-7134
Prof. Sang Nam, Director & Graduate Coordinator
Computer Game Design
Email: snam5@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4362

Anamaria Berea
Email: aberea@gmu.edu

William Kennedy
Email: wkennedy@gmu.edu
Dr. Jason Dunick, Undergraduate Director
Economics
Email: jdunick@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-1141
Please see your designated Global Affairs advisor.

Kye Hopkins, Senior Success Coach, Student Success Coaching
Email: khopkin5@gmu.edu
703-993-2470

Keenan Young, Success Coach, Student Success Coaching
Email: kyoung47@gmu.edu
703-993-2192


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For more information

Contact Mason Korea Coordinator, Grace Lee or Mason Korea Program Assistants, Karen Torres and Kelly Byrd.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2023 11/08/2022
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2023 11/08/2022
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2023 03/10/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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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