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Hi there, CGE listserv members. We hope you've all had wonderful summers. For those of you still attending Mason, can you believe that by this time next month, you will have already finished your first week of classes?

Before the madness of the fall semester begins, you should browse the twenty different winter break study abroad programs CGE will offer this January, 2013. Here are a few programs in particular whose web pages have been recently updated:

CAMBODIA: Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Community Development
CUBA: Cultural and Sustainable Tourism

GHANA: Dance in African Culture and Society NEW
IRELAND: Creative Writing NEW
PERUMachu Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru 
Applications for all winter break study abroad programs are due by October 5, 2012, so get a head start and apply online today: Apply Now

Scholarships and financial aid may be used to cover the program's fee. Use this web page as a starting point for how to fund your studies abroad. CGE Global Perspectives scholarship applications for winter break programs are also due by October 5, 2012. Download and print the updated CGE scholarship application and instructions by clicking HERE.

[log in to unmask]"> REGISTER ONLINE TODAY FOR SPRING BREAK 2013 IN SICILYAt just $2800, which includes roundtrip airfare, this program fee is our lowest of the season! The program is open to anyone and will be led by Dr. Larry Butler from Mason's department of History and Art History, who is an expert on Mediterranean Art and has led numerous successful study abroad programs worldwide. Make the $500 deposit soon to secure a spot--the remaining seats will go fast! 

SPRING BREAK 2013 IN SOUTH AFRICA IS ALSO TAKING ONLINE REGISTRATIONS: At only $3495, which includes roundtrip airfare to South Africa, this program fee cannot be beat! Led by popular faculty member Dr. Benedict Carton from Mason's department of History and Art History, this program is also filling up fast, so make the $500 deposit asap to secure a spot.


CGE's WELCOME WEEK EVENTS:

CGE's 5th Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest kicks off after the first day of classes on Monday, August 27 in the Johnson Center, Gallery 123. Vote for your favorite study abroad photos while enjoying free pizza and meeting alumni from CGE's many programs around the world.

The International Careers Panel immediately follows the photo contest downstairs in the Johnson Center Cinema. Hear from local professionals about 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.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in a few weeks! 

Sincerely,
Kevin Stoy
Marketing Coordinator | Center for Global Education (CGE) 
George Mason University: Where Innovation Is Tradition
Study Abroad: Discover, Learn, Connect