Good afternoon, CGE listserv members. We hope your summer is off to a wonderful start. The next time you're on facebook please take a moment to like our new page-- we need more likes! Last week we surpassed 500 followers on twitter, so thank you for your sustained interest in and support for George Mason Study Abroad.


Check out our latest youtube video on Jade's experience studying Spanish abroad in Ecuador. 

Speaking of youtube, our Winter Break 2013 Study Abroad Programs Preview changed places. Please refer to this new link to watch the video again or see it for the first time above a list of our programs at

Scholarships and financial aid are available for all winter break programs. A special CONGRATS to our recent scholarship recipients as this summer more than 50 Mason students will receive funding for their studies abroad! The attached PDF lists who they are, where they're going, and what they'll be studying while abroad. 

CGE's Spring Break 2013 program in Sicily now has a web page and is currently accepting online registrations. The program will be led by popular faculty member Dr. Larry Butler from Mason's department of History and Art History, who is not only an expert on Mediterranean Art but also has extensive experience leading these kinds of programs. Dr. Butler most recently led our spring break 2011 program to Turkey and received nothing but rave reviews.

We anticipate seats will go very fast, especially at that ~$2800 cost, so the most important thing is to make the $500 deposit asap to secure a spot. The hotels for the program are top-notch, so we've linked to them at the bottom of the website and as you can see, the authentic Sicilian cuisine and beautiful scenery should make for quite a wonderful spring break abroad! 


Our Brazil Internships Info Session is TOMORROW at 3:00 pm in the Johnson Center, Room F. A 15-credit semester internship for less than $8000 that includes housing and two meals a day, CGE's Brazil internship program is an affordable study abroad option for students from any major. Gilberto de Olivera Souza, Academic Coordinator of Postgraduate Courses at FAE Universitario in Curitiba, Brazil, will be on the Mason campus tomorrow to discuss with interested students unique opportunities for spring and summer 2013 internship placements in Brazil. Past, current and prospective internship program participants are all invited to attend! Contact Gregory Seiler at (703) 993-2641 for details.