Good evening, CGE listserv members. We hope you're having a wonderful summer so far!

Right now, CGE students are studying abroad in the Philippines. Like us on facebook to see photos from the Philippines program as it happens and read more about the program here

Professor Fuertes, the academic director of CGE's Philippines program, will also lead students to Cambodia this winter break in January 2013 to focus on Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Community Development & Spirituality. Students have already started applying to the Cambodia program.

Speaking of winter break programs, here is an evaluation of the London Theater program on written by one of last year's participants. Why take all of your gen. ed. requirements here on the Mason campus when you can fulfill them in London by watching professional productions and responding critically to them? 

Read more here about CGE's London Theater program or browse the list of upcoming winter break programs here:


view of Cape Town from water

Spring Break 2013 in SOUTH AFRICA just opened today and is now accepting online registrations. 

Sicily Spring Break 2013 is also 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. Seats are going 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. As you can see on the page, the authentic Sicilian cuisine and beautiful scenery should make for quite a wonderful spring break abroad! 


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

Watch the Winter Break 2013 Study Abroad Programs Preview 


On Monday, August 27, 2012, the 5th Annual CGE Study Abroad Photo Contest will kickoff in the Johnson Center, Gallery 123. An official Welcome Week Event, last year more than 100 people attended. Please come early to enjoy the free food before it's gone. You'll also have an opportunity to meet study abroad alumni and cast your vote for your favorite study abroad photos! 

On Monday, August 27, 2012, immediately following the contest kickoff will be an International Careers Panel from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. The goal of the panel is to give you access to local professionals who will share with you the connection they see between study abroad and their successful international careers. Potential panelists include a former ambassador, an agent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a representative from the Peace Corps.

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, CGE's Study Abroad Fair will take place in the Johnson Center.

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 the Inaugural Student Summit on Global Education will also take place in the Johnson Center on Tuesday November 13, 2012. More details coming soon.

Kevin Stoy
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