Mason International Collaborative


George Mason University joined a two-year learning cohort of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory in August 2019 to review comprehensive internationalization efforts. 

Six committees made up the Mason team: curriculum, faculty development, student and campus life, enrollment, education abroad and research. The committees, which included faculty and staff, were responsible for reviewing of the current state of internationalization at Mason, framing conversations on internationalization for the Mason community, and proposing recommendations for future growth. For more information, read this one-page overview.

During this initiative, Mason received guidance from ACE Internationalization Lab experts. Information on the ACE Internationalization Lab is located hereWatch the video below to hear more from the MIC Steering Committee.

ACE-MIC Report

Mason is very proud of the work completed by the many people who worked over the last few years with the ACE sponsored Mason Internationalization Lab. There are many suggestions in this report that the administration is currently taking under consideration and review. Special thanks are extended to the tri-chairs, Rick Davis, Pam Patterson and Karyn Kessler for their leadership through this process and Amy Lewis and members of the six committees that contributed to this report. The MIC report can be found here.


MIC Executive Sponsors
Rose Pascarell, Vice President for University Life
Janette Kenner Muir, Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives & Services 

MIC Tri-Chairs
Rick Davis, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Karyn Kessler, Academic Director, INTO Mason
Pam Patterson, Associate Vice President for University Life

American Council on Education Advisor
Dr. Susan Carvalho, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Alabama
Senior Associate for Internationalization Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement

MIC Project Manager
Amy Lewis, Assistant Professor, INTO Mason


MIC Committee Co-Chairs

MIC Organizational Structure

MIC Video Updates

MIC Activities



MIC Summit 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., May 18, 2021 (see program for details)  

Team Meetings

September 6, 2019; December 2, 2019; February 6, 2020; April 23, 2020; October 9, 2020; December 7, 2020; March 5, 2021


Steering Committee Meetings      

May 7, 2021; February 17, 2021; September 21, 2020; June 10, 2020; April 14, 2020; January 23, 2020; November 18, 2019; September 23, 2019


Special Events

  • ACE Peer Review Visit June 1-9, 2021
  • iWeek 2021: Comprehensive Internationalization at Mason: Why & How?: April 2, 2021
  • MIC Education Abroad Committee & GEO Study Abroad Faculty Spotlight: Nov 20, 2020
  • ACE/MIC Launch Opening: Aug. 19, 2019
  • HE 713 Virtual Course Symposium: Jun 30, 2020
  • MIC Research Committee Faculty Lightning Talks: May 8, 2020