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September 27, 2016


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Deadline Extended for Oxford and Florence Spring Semester



Apply by October 2 (Oxford<https://masonabroad.gmu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10002> or Florence<https://masonabroad.gmu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10084>)



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Oxford:<https://masonabroad.gmu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10002> A Unique Tutorial System




The Oxford tutorial system gives participants unparalleled individual attention through weekly one-on-one meetings with an Oxford scholar. Each student is guided through an intellectual exploration of their chosen discipline. Tutorials are similar in structure to intensive directed reading courses or graduate independent studies at George Mason University. Tutorials are offered in the social sciences, theoretical sciences, business, and the humanities. During tutorials, students are expected to do substantial independent library work and periodically produce written essays and oral presentations.



Florence:<https://masonabroad.gmu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10084> In the Center of Everything




Participants are based at the Centro Fiorenza, founded in 1982 and located right in the center of Florence in a prestigious seventeenth century palace called Palazzo Guicciardini. The former palace overlooks Florence's beautiful Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio. The Italian language instruction (3 credits of beginning, intermediate or advanced Italian) that participants will receive from the Centro Fiorenza's staff is top notch. Classes typically meet four days a week, allowing students ample opportunity to travel throughout Italy and Europe on the weekends and during Spring Break.



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Have you trekked through rocky mountain trails? Swam amongst creatures of the deep and colors of the coral reefs? Or stood amongst the world's towering masterpieces that have stood the test of time?

Mason Study Abroad wants to hear about your experience. We encourage you to reflect on your time on one of our study abroad programs and share your story.

Share. Record. Inspire.

Stories Behind the Stamp<http://studyabroad.gmu.edu/students/returning/stories-behind-the-stamp.html> is a collection of study abroad profiles compiling student's favorite tales of their time overseas.

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Meet our Marketing Interns



Zhimin "Becca" Yang, Marketing



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‪Becca is a marketing intern at the Mason study abroad office. She is currently a senior who is majoring in marketing and minoring in graphic design. She was born in Shanghai, China, and is currently studying abroad at George Mason University as an international student. Becca has an interest in traveling and has visited many different countries in the world and would like to visit Japan at the next opportunity.

After visiting the United States several times when she was younger, she decided that she wanted to pursue her college education in the United States. After studying and living in the United States for three years Becca has adapted to America and enjoys being immersed in the day to day happenings of American culture. Becca has also had another immersion experience from when she became an international volunteer to help in Costa Rica. During this time, she learned to appreciate the local culture and decided that she would like to pursue Spanish as her third language. She is very excited to be participating as an intern at the study abroad office because it is giving her a more global view while also lending her more experience in the field of her major. She looks forward to gaining more experience in her field of study and continuing to learn about the world around her.



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Lessons from Abroad Conference




We know you are excited and brimming with stories of your experiences abroad and insights into your host country’s culture. Are you looking for a captive audience with whom to share those experiences, or are you seeking new ways to study, travel, or work abroad again?

If so, then we invite you to attend the Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Area Returnee Conference on Saturday October 1st, 2016<http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-lessons-from-abroad-greater-dc-area-returnee-conference-registration-24633585718?aff=erelexpmlt>, at The Event Space at 641 S Street NW<https:[log in to unmask],-77.021122,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x4f22e9fcbd8c324d!8m2!3d38.914311!4d-77.021122> in Shaw.

This is a great opportunity to network with other local and international students and professionals. As such, we ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume. We hope to see you there!

Conference Highlights

  *   Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over the DC area
  *   Hearing from dynamic and motivating presenters and panelists
  *   Learn the insider knowledge on how to talk about your global skills in a job interview - the right buzzwords in the right order
  *   Meet representatives from both overseas graduate programs and international programs right here in DC
  *   Meeting and networking with professionals from the Peace Corps,
  *   Department of State, Capitol Hill, Fulbright, NGOs, employers, and more
  *   Having your resume personally reviewed by career professionals with international work experience

Visit http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/greater-dc-area/ for more information.



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International Cafe on September 28, 2016, 12pm-2pm



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