Study Abroad for non-Mason Students

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Every year, students from all over the country study abroad on GEO study abroad programs and internships. Whether you are looking for a 2 week winter (J-Term) course studying Oil Politics of the Middle East in UAE, an internship looking at the refugee crisis in Hungary over the spring semester, or spending the summer learning Arabic in Jordan, GEO is excited to help you on your way to learning outside the classroom!

Why Mason?

University Credit

3-15 credits from George Mason

Quality Education

Taught by George Mason faculty

Taught in English

With many available foreign language options

Program Choice

Study and intern in 40 countries

Affordable Cost

Affordable pricing

Health and Safety

Premium travel insurance included

How it Works

Credit Transfer

All of the GEO programs are taught by George Mason University Faculty and offer 3-15 accredited George Mason University semester credits. Talk to your institution's study abroad office about the transfer credit process. Please send us an email if you will need additional documentation for course transfer approval (syllabi, proof of enrollment, etc.).

Cost and Financing

Costs can be found on the brochure page for each program. As a Non-Mason student on a GEO program, you are not eligible for federal financial aid through George Mason University, but you may be able to use your federal aid through your home institution. Talk to your study abroad office and your financial aid office at your home institution to see the procedure in your situation. Many times, you will need to show your coursework will transfer back for credit (please see above about credit transfer). We also encourage you to apply for any and all scholarships you may be eligible for.

How to Apply

Choose a Program

Decide how long you can be away from campus and when fits best in your academic plans.

Program Type # of Semester Credits
Winter (J-Term) Study Abroad Programs 3-6 Credits
Summer Study Abroad Programs 6-9 Credits
Summer Internship Program 6-9 Credits
Semester Internship Programs 12-15 Credits

Talk to your Study Abroad Office

Be sure to ask about the transfer credit process, using financial aid, if there are any scholarships available through the office, and if there are additional fees.

Create an Account

Click here and choose Non-Mason Login to create an account.

Create Account or Login

Apply to the Program

Complete the application and submit all additional documentation

Confirm your Participation

Once you have been accepted, click the "Commit" button on your application


Complete all required pre-departure orientation activities. Be sure to check your passport is up to date and obtain any visas you may need to travel

Take Off

Enjoy your once in a lifetime experience!

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