Study Abroad – Go GLOBAL!

“You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt.

In the words of Mark Twain, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Travel abroad with the Schar School of Policy and Government. Study abroad classes enhance participants’ education with intensive, condensed three-credit courses in interesting countries that offer a comparative political experience. Participants learn from a host of guest lectures. The highlight of every course abroad is the opportunity to network with political leaders, business executives, academics, practitioners, and other program participants.

Led by distinguished faculty members, the three-credit study abroad classes are open to all Schar School students, as well as non-degree/non-George Mason students. Students earn three credits from GMU as well as Certificates of Completion from our partner universities, such as Oxford University, the University of Pretoria in South Africa, University of Zagreb in Croatia, or Fudan University in China.

Classes are typically conducted during recesses in the academic year and built on subjects such as government, policy making, international trade, regional development, health and social issues, culture, and security.

Previous programs have been held in India, China, Turkey, Singapore/Thailand, Mexico, England, South Africa, Europe, Costa Rica, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates, among other locations. Click HERE for our 2017 course brochure.

For more information, contact Michal McElwain Malur, Director of External Programs


Spring Semester

Winter break classes
Haiti (open to graduate students only)
Mexico (open to all graduate and undergraduate students)

Spring break classes
Cuba (open to all graduate and undergraduate students)
Washington DC (open to undergraduate students only)

Summer Semester
South Africa (open to graduate students only)
Croatia (open to graduate and undergraduate students)

Fall Semester
Oxford University

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