Supporting one of the largest international student populations in a U.S. public four-year institution, Mason has a strong commitment to global engagement and internationalization efforts across our four campuses and beyond.
To deepen the global mindset of our students, extend faculty reach, and strengthen global connections, Mason’s global efforts focus on:
- Fostering faculty international research, commitment to teaching and learning, and development programs to support cultural diversity in the classroom
- Leveraging university partnerships around the world to bring international students to Mason
- Providing programmatic and transition support for international students, including development of academic language skills
- Offering a wide range of international experiences for all our students, including study, experiential, and intern-abroad programs
The Mason Korea campus in Songdo is especially important for our internationalization goals, providing a gateway for research and teaching in Asia, and expanding rich opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to study and work abroad.
How We’re Organized
Mason has built a collaborative network designed to coordinate and communicate about the many internationalization efforts happening at the university. The following two groups engage a broad cross-section of the university to facilitate Mason's global learning, teaching, research, and engagement.
In 2019, the Mason International Collaborative (MIC) was formed to review the current state of internationalization at Mason, frame conversations on internationalization for the Mason community, and propose recommendations for future growth.