Happy Friday, CGE alumni. We write with good news: the deadline for the Center for Global Education's (CGE) 5th Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest has been extended to next Friday, August 24, 2012.

1) Email your best two photos to [log in to unmask]The subject line should say "Photo Contest Submission" and the body should include your name and the name of the program on which you took the photographs. Like we covered during the pre-departure orientations in May and last December, photos containing color, creativity, and you wearing Mason/CGE gear in an iconic place make for great study abroad photos! You can also share your photos with CGE on facebook to get friends excited about the contest!

2) Bring 8x10 hard copies of the same two best photos with the official entry form to CGE's office in the Johnson Center, Room 235 or snail mail them to: 

5th Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest
Center for Global Education
4400 University Drive Mail Stop 2B8
Fairfax, VA   22030

We'll install the contest on Sunday, August 26 so we absolutely must receive hard copies of your photos by then. We recommend you print your hard copies at this local FedEx Office Print & Ship Center across the street from campus in the University Mall, where if you mention you're a Mason student you should receive a discount:

10661 Braddock Rd 
Fairfax, VA 22032 
Phone: (703) 691-9011 
Fax: (703) 691-9022 
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

This year's winners will receive their prizes and be officially recognized by the Center for Global Education (CGE) at the CGE Pre-Departure Orientation on December 8, 2012. Past winners have had their photos featured and published online, and they've received gift certificates and Mason gear in return. 

*The top prizes for this contest will be even BIGGER than last year's, so submit your photos and stay tuned!*

Good luck, and be sure to join us after your first day of classes on Monday, August 27 for both of our Welcome Week Events!

Last but not least, Mason's Office of Media and Public Relations is building up their Pinterest boards, and one of the boards is named "Mason Around the Globe." Please share a photo of yourself wearing Mason gear in a cool location--a memorable landmark, tourist location, yummy restaurant, working or volunteering, etc. by emailing the photo, your name, a little bit of info about where you are in the photo and what you're doing to: [log in to unmask]

George Mason University: Where Innovation Is Tradition
Study Abroad: Discover, Learn, Connect
Ms. Erin Mateu
Associate General Manager
Center for Global Education
Johnson Center, Room 235
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 2B8
Fairfax, VA 22030
phone: 703-993-3864
fax: 703-993-2153
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Erin's spring 2012 office hours:
Monday/Tuesday: 2-3pm
Wednesday/Thursday: 11am-12noon
Friday: by appointment 

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