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Dear Environmental Public Policy and Biology Students:

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you a few very specific 
study abroad options that would be particularly interesting for 
EVPP/BIOL students!  This Thursday, September 20th, the Center for 
Global Education is holding a STUDY ABROAD FAIR in the Johnson Center, 
Dewberry Hall (ground floor) from 11am to 4pm. Additionally, there are 
two dorm events specifically focusing on Science related short-term and 
semester program options scheduled for TONIGHT and TOMORROW:

*_STUDY ABROAD FAIR! _*

Day: Thursday
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center
Special for this event: Come down to Dewberry Hall between 11 a.m. and 4 
p.m. to learn more about the nearly 75 different programs around the 
globe that Mason's Center for Global Education offers. Faculty 
directors, program officers and study abroad program alumni will be 
available to meet with prospective students!

*_Dorm Event _*

Day: Tuesday
Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Place: Piedmont Residence Hall, Multipurpose room
Special for this event: CGE will present study abroad options for 
short-term, semester and international internships! Join us for 
"Desserts from around the world"!

*_Dorm Event _*

Day: Wednesday
Date: September 19, 2012
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Place: Rogers Residence Hall, Lobby
Special for this event: CGE will present study abroad options for 
short-term, semester and international internships specific to STEM 
students!

  * *Travel this winter on our January, short-term programs and earn 3
    credits in Belize
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/belize.html>,
    Colombia
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/colombia.html>,
    Costa Rica,
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/switzerland.htmlhttp:/globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/costarica.html>
    Italy
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/italy.html>or
    Kenya
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/kenya.html>! 
    Deadline for these programs is October 5th, 2012!*

*- 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/belize.html>BELIZE: 
Ridges to Reefs 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/belize.html>*


The Belize Ridges to Reef Program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime 
to live on Belize's most pristine offshore cayes; have access to an 
archaeological cave system; explore the Sibun river; and discover 
special places where few travelers have gone, such as the Actun Tunichil 
Muknal, a sacred Mayan sacrificial site, and the infamous Blue 
Hole.Students will have the opportunity to snorkel the protected reefs 
within the Blue Hole and those surrounding Half Moon Caye National 
Monument; go sea kayaking and snorkeling around the offshore caye; and 
engage in community service projects.Bottlenose dolphin, manatee, and 
sea turtle sightings are always a possibility, so expect the unexpected!

Interested students can contact Sarah Mournighan, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2106, for further information.The 
application deadline for this program isOctober 5^th , 2012.*


  - COLOMBIA: Geology: Volcanoes, Glaciers and Surficial Processes 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/colombia.html>
*
This is the perfect program for adventurous students! For 14 days in 
January, the outdoors will be your classroom. This field-oriented course 
focuses on the geology and geomorphology of the Cordillera Central 
Mountains and will involve outdoor activities, such as hiking, rafting, 
and caving in conditions ranging from hot and tropical to cold and 
mountainous with elevations reaching 8,000 to 15,000 feet. This 
three-credit course will involve a combination of experiential learning 
through geological site visits in Colombia, lectures, and group discussions.

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for further information.The 
application deadline for this program isOctober 5^th , 2012.

* - COSTA RICA: 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/switzerland.html>Natural 
History and Conservation of Costa Rica 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/costarica.html>*

During this trip, students will get the opportunity to experience a wide 
variety of ecosystems throughout Costa Rica during a fourteen-day trip 
that will introduce them to the natural history of the area and the 
unique biodiversity that it calls home. They will also learn how these 
ecosystems and their species are currently being protected by the Costa 
Rican government through classroom lectures as well as field guidance 
from a Costa Rican Naturalist.
Join Academic Director for the Costa Rica trip, Jason O'Bryhim, for an 
information session on Sept. 24th in the Johnson Center, room 234 (2nd 
floor) to learn more about this amazing course!

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for further information.The 
application deadline for this program isOctober 5^th , 2012.

*- ITALY: Underneath Rome: An Introduction to Geo-Archaeology 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/italy.html>*

Many have visited the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, but how many people 
do you know who have explored Rome, /below/ the Trevi Fountain? You 
could have this very opportunity if you participate in this study abroad 
program, which will literally take you /underneath/ the streets and 
buildings of Rome! The goal for this program is to develop an 
appreciation of how the interplay of the territory and culture brought 
life to Rome. What is seen on the surface of the city is not even half 
of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Rome: underneath her 
very varied topography, the city unfolds her past. This 
interdisciplinary course uses geoarcheology as a gateway to the support 
of archeological, historical, and anthropological studies of the city 
and her development.

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-2155, for further information.The 
application deadline for this program isOctober 5^th , 2012.

*
**- KENYA: 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/kenya.html>Ecology 
and Conservation 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/kenya.html>*

Join us for an engaging exploration of Kenya's vast and diverse 
ecosystems. This course will put you in close proximity to some 
incredible and charismatic wildlife. Participants will have an 
incredible experience viewing wildlife, while learning about current 
challenges facing terrestrial megafauna that include the classic big 
five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhino). We will 
accomplish this by visiting multiple national parks, meeting key 
conservation biologists, and discussing a wide range of current wildlife 
management issues. At both the applied and academic level, topics will 
include the conservation, biology, and behavior of species; landscapes 
and the conservation of protected and non-protected areas; 
human-wildlife conflicts; and the complexities of community-level 
interactions.

Interested students can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 703-993-3864, for further information.The 
application deadline for this program isOctober 5^th , 2012.


<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/facultyled/winterstudy/greatcities.html>

  * *Perhaps you are looking for a different type of experience?Consider
    joining the Spring Break trip to South Africa
    <http://globaled.gmu.edu/southafrica.html> this March 2013.*


This program INCLUDES airfare from Dulles to Johannesburg and Cape Town, 
all lodging, most meals, guided visits and a safari!One HIST credit is 
available for an extra fee or you can just enjoy as a tourist! The 
application deadline for this program is September 30^th , 2012.

All the details for these programs, and more, can be found on the Center 
for Global Education website: globaled.gmu.edu. Interested students can 
contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 
703-993-3864, for further information.

  * *Spend a full semester in Australia or Ireland!*


*- AUSTRALIA: Semester at Griffith University, Brisbane 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/semester/brisbane.html>*

/An excellent option for STEM and COS students! /



Griffith University is in Queensland, Australia, the "Sunshine State." 
Queensland is the most northern state on Australia's east coast with a 
landscape ranging from outback deserts to lush tropical rainforests and 
coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.   The capital of Queensland, 
Brisbane <http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/Travel/Default.aspx>, is a 
modern and vibrant city with the perfect mix of city life and relaxed 
outdoor opportunities. One hour south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, 
considered to be "Australia's playground," famous for its miles of 
surfing beaches and hinterland rainforest.

*- IRELAND: National University of Ireland, Galway
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/semester/irelandsemester.html>*

/An excellent option for STEM and COS students!/



Located on the west coast of Ireland, Galway (pop. 72,000) is the third 
largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Galway is also one of Europe's 
fastest growing urban centers. With a history dating back to the 12th 
century, the city is often referred to has as the "Cultural Capital of 
Ireland." Galway is in close proximity to the Connemara "Gaeltacht," the 
country's largest Irish speaking community.  NUI Galway's campus is 
situated on the River Corrib, close to the center of the city of Galway. 
It has a student body of over 15,000 students,

Please check the program web pages for more details. Interested students 
can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> or 
703-993-3864, for further information.The application deadline for these 
programs is the first week of October 2012 for spring semesters and the 
first week of March 2013 for fall semester.

Don't delay!Consider earning some credits abroad!The application 
deadlines are quickly approaching, so apply now!


Best,


The CGE Team



Center for Global Education

Johnson Center, Room 235

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 2B8

Fairfax, VA 22030

phone: 703-993-2154

fax: 703-993-2153

[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

http://globaled.gmu.edu/

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