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George Mason University

You're in the right place

At George Mason University you'll live and learn in a supportive, multicultural community ready to welcome you. When you're on George Mason's campus in Fairfax, Virginia, you're just 45 minutes away from Washington, DC. Being so close to the US capital gives you exclusive career-building opportunities during your studies. You also have easy access to more cultural events and world-famous museums than you have time to see in a lifetime. It's no wonder The Huffington Post ranks our location as "the Most Popular City for Young Adults."

Mason's 200+ degree programs offer you choice and flexibility across disciplines. We'll help you choose the best program to meet your goals. You might want to start your own business in the Mason Innovation Lab. Maybe you'll seek a patent for an invention you build with your classmates in the engineering school. Whatever you decide you want in life, we'll make sure you have the best start right here.

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Pathways to success

Instructors at INTO George Mason University have years of experience teaching, conducting research and working in their fields of expertise. Many of them have been international students themselves and understand how to make your study abroad experience meaningful. Small class sizes mean you’ll get more individual attention when you need it.

The courses you take at INTO Mason prepare you for more than learning new English vocabulary words. You'll gain confidence in your writing, research and presentation skills. Your instructors will help you practice different academic strategies to manage your time, take notes effectively and develop critical thinking skills you can apply to any career. By the end of your INTO Mason program, you’ll be more than ready to take the next step toward your academic goals.

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Classroom preparation

Expert teachers and advisors will help you succeed

High-quality living and learning

Successful students invest in their education, and INTO Mason provides you with the best learning environment in return. We designed the Mason Global Center as a hub of academic resources and social activities for international students like you. Originally built in 2010 as an on-campus hotel, the Mason Global Center is now a state-of-the-art learning facility and residence hall for more than 270 American and international students. We know you'll find your place here.

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The whole world next door

You'll feel comfortable walking around Mason’s surburban campus any time of day or night. Fairfax is the perfect location for student life because it offers you the safety and quiet of a small community with easy access to a thriving city nearby. The Washington, DC, area is truly international. You can find your favorite hometown food in restaurants and grocery stores near campus. You'll be close to religious and spiritual facilities for many different faiths. And the scenery is beautiful through every season of the year. Shop at Tysons Corner Mall. Hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy waterfront dining on the Potomac River in National Harbor. 

Best of all, our area makes travel easy. We know you’re excited to explore the US. When you're here, you’re connected to the world. Two major airports located only 30 minutes from campus offer you convenient direct flights to major gateways in the US and around the world.

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Your success comes first

Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to help you learn, adjust and prepare for your successful future. As a Mason student, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and free tutoring services for subjects such as writing and math. You’ll meet one-on-one with your academic advisor to discuss how best to meet your academic goals and career dreams. From the moment you step on campus, you can enjoy full access to university resources, services and facilities. It’s all here for you.

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We're here from the moment you arrive

The INTO Mason advantage

We're here to support you every step of the way, starting from the moment your plane arrives. We can arrange transportation to meet you at Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and take you directly to your accommodation. During orientation, we'll connect you with other students who can help you get to know the campus and meet new people. We work hard to make sure your transition to US culture is simple so you can focus on the more important work ahead of you.

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