Summer Orientation

Gateway students can attend any Mason Summer orientation that fits with their schedule. Global Gateway will host a location-specific virtual orientation in late June and July where students will have the chance to talk to GEO staff, their GEOC instructor, and meet other Gateway students. The GEO virtual orientation dates will be communicated via email from abroadfr@gmu.edu with exact times and dates. Family members and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Fall, Pre-Departure Orientation

As part of the GEOC 108 course, students will attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation led by the GEO Global Health and Safety Specialist. Pre-departure covers a variety of topics, including but not limited to: health and safety abroad, insurance details, pre-departure precautions, student conduct,  alcohol and drugs awareness,  emergency contacts, and scenario activities for students.

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