Global Engagement

Education for global leadership

The future—both its great challenges and great opportunities—is global. Education should be global too. And students who acquire a global education will lead the future: in industry, government, non-profit organizations, and the production of learning.

Mason Korea is built for global education. It starts with an educational program that spans campuses in Korea and in the United States. Pursuing a course of study in two countries allows Mason Korea students to gain the global perspectives that the great challenges—and opportunities—of the twenty-first century require. Most of Mason Korea’s direct entry students pursue this global education in a second language, thereby enhancing their already strong English skills. Our degree programs too are global in their perspective. While some are plainly so, such as our majors in Global Affairs and Conflict Analysis and Resolution, all the degree programs at Mason Korea infuse global perspectives into their curricula.

Our students don’t just learn global perspectives. They live them. George Mason University is one of the most diverse student bodies in the US. Students from over 130 countries and all 50 US states attend George Mason.

The homes of Mason’s US and Korea campuses in Northern Virginia and the Songdo International Free Economic Zone of Incheon are likewise exceedingly diverse places, with large international populations. Almost 30% of Northern Virginians are immigrants—one of the highest percentages in the US—and Songdo is home to international businesses and organizations such as the United Nations Green Climate Fund.

Likewise, George Mason’s campuses in the US and Korea are each near major political, business, and cultural capitals, Washington, DC, and Seoul. That proximity provides George Mason students with exceptional opportunities internships and experiential learning, as well as to enjoy and learn from the cultural resources of these great, cosmopolitan cities.