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George Mason University provides a great academic environment as well as a place to have fun! In the fall, you can join a few of the 500+ student clubs to meet people with similar interests as you. In the winter, you’ll definitely want to go to a college basketball game. There’s nothing like the energy of a 10,000-seat arena cheering for the home team! In the spring and summer, you’ll enjoy the endless sightseeing in Washington, DC, including the cherry blossom festival and pandas at the National Zoo.

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Safe community, urban atmosphere

There’s no place in the US quite like the Washington, DC, area. Want to see where the President of the United States lives? Take a free campus shuttle to the train station, and you can be in downtown Washington, DC, in 45 minutes. Downtown Fairfax is a short, 10-minute walk from Mason's safe, suburban campus. There you'll find a mix of college town and semi-urban area with cafes, boutique shopping and designer stores.

It’s easy to explore this area, and you have so many options. Visit historic landmarks, hike in the Blue Ridge mountains, or spend a weekend at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. Mason also offers you weekend trips to places such as New York City and ski resorts nearby.

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Your home away from home

When you’re here, you’re home. Living on campus is a great way to meet friends and practice English. At Mason, more than 6,000 students live on campus in modern residence halls with assistance available 24 hours a day. 

95% of students in the INTO Mason program report overall satisfaction with their on-campus living experience. In addition to the spacious rooms and furniture at the Mason Global Center, we provide you with the essentials for your bedding, including a pillow and blanket. We know you’ll be tired once you arrive, so it’s ready and waiting for you get off the plane. Our team is here to give you the best start to your US university experience. If there’s anything else you need, just let us know.

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More than academics

Getting involved is an important part of the US college experience, and at Mason, it’s simple. You can join any of more than 500 diverse clubs, sports and student organizations.

It’s easy to make new friends from around the world and discover new interests and hobbies. Like to play soccer? Want to volunteer? Want to meet others interested in economics or music? It’s all possible at Mason. These student clubs host events every week, and they always welcome new members. All you have to do is show up and say hello.

You can get delicious food on campus 24 hours a day. The brick-oven pizza at Ike’s is a student favorite. The salad bars are colorful and full of healthy options you'll love. Get your meal made to order with fresh ingredients. Just tell the chef what you want and it will be ready in minutes. Mason dining halls make you feel like you're in a restaurant.

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