of Glory: Architecture of Power in Ancient Greece and Rome
Still need GOVT 490 to graduate? Why not satisfy the requirements by investigating the political stakes of mourning,
memorials, and memory in Greece and Rome. Start in Greece with the Acropolis, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parthenon. Contemporary topics like the fight over the ‘sacred ground’ of the 9/11 memorial, will be incorporated to provide a view over time of the different
ways that republics and empires have attempted to memorialize and mourn public death. How do these monuments demonstrate the political stakes and the importance of public responses to death and mourning? You will be encourage to think about the connections
between politics, culture, and mourning, in a manner that makes use of multi-disciplinary materials from economics, humanities, literature, and film.
Participants earn 6 credits chosen from: GOVT 490 – Synthesis Seminar, GOVT 398 – Study Abroad, and credits from HIST, HNRS, CLAS, PHIL, ARTH, or ANT.Program led by Dr. Char Miller.
Summer School in South Africa
Students can earn Government credit in Port
Elizabeth, South Africa this summer studying at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Course offerings in Human Rights, Conflict Management and Transformation, and Community Service Learning offer an interdisciplinary study of South Africa’s unique
and turbulent history and its current development issues. This
6-credit summer school opportunity also includes field studies and site visits to compliment classroom learning, and students will gain all the benefits of an immersion program studying and living in the colonial yet contemporary city that is Port Elizabeth.
War I in Europe
World War I dramatically changed the course of the 20th and 21st centuries. The war’s magnitude of material destruction, staggering loss of lives and the coercive civilian enlistment efforts by governments, together with the combatant nations’ use of censorship,
military mobilization, rationing and propaganda were unprecedented. Students will retrace the path of the Great War starting in Vienna, Austria and ending in Paris, France during this four week long course. They
will also visit over 25 historical sites and museums and 4 of the Western Front battlefields.
History and art history credits available*:
- HIST 398 (Historical Study Abroad)
- HIST 598 (Historical Study Abroad)
- ARTH 398 (Study abroad in the History of Art)
- ARTH 599 (Special Topics)
Other credits available*: GERM 480, ECON 492, GLOA 480, GOVT 398, and GOVT 540
*all credits are pending approval
in Vienna and Munich
Explore the field of Public Relations in Vienna and Munich with a month long 6-credit course! This program begins in Vienna, Austria and moves to Munich, Germany for the final 2 weeks. Students will be taught
seminar style and touch on topics such as intercultural communication, global public relations and public relations in Austria and Germany.
Summer School at King's College London
UK King’s college summer abroad: Study abroad this summer at King's
College in London, which offers over 50 courses spanning the arts, humanities, literature, law, management, politics, and social sciences
in Israel and Palestine
9-week program begins with a seminar in Jerusalem where leading Israeli and Palestinian experts, representatives of various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's), peace activists, and private sector and government officials will address the group and
share their perspectives on the dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Internships Fall 2014
This program is offered every
fall to students of all majors, international students, and students who attend universities other than George Mason University.
The Center for Global Education, in partnership with Anglo Educational Services, offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a professional academic
internship in London. Students are placed in unpaid professional internships for academic credit, based on their course work, skills and personal interests.
Spend your Spring semester on the banks
of the Danube river in beautiful and historic Budapest, Hungary. Participants earn 15 credits over the semester while interning 3 days per week and taking classes two days per week.
This program merges the academic, cultural and social experiences of a semester abroad in Europe with the practical experiential-learning of an internship. Students participating on this program can expect to return with a semester of European travel memories
and a professional internship experience as an enhancement to their resumes before graduation.