“When You’re Here, You’re Home.” That’s as true on Mason’s Songdo campus in Korea as it is on our Fairfax campus in Virginia. International experience opens a world of new possibilities, encouraging both personal growth and career advancement in our increasingly globalized society. Study abroad at Mason Korea combines those benefits with the convenience of remaining within the Mason system. Because Mason Korea is a campus of George Mason University, it offers the same courses as do Mason’s US campuses.
While living at Mason Korea, learning and growing in a vibrant Asian city, you will also enjoy the same advising resources and fill the same course requirements as you would in the US. You will use familiar Mason systems such as Patriot Web. And on your return to the US, you will not need to negotiate any transfer of course credit --- because all throughout your transformative international semester, you never left Mason.
Frequently Asked Questions
At our Korea campus, students enjoy the Mason experience at a lower overall cost than they do at the Fairfax campus (even including the price of a plane ticket). Virginia residents pay VA in-state tuition at Mason Korea and out-of-state residents pay the Mason Korea rate of $10,000 per semester. However, housing fees in Korea are significantly lower than housing fees in Fairfax. Please visit Mason Korea Tuition and Costs for more information on program fees.
Please contact Ms. Grace Lee, the Mason Korea Coordinator, as soon as possible to learn more and to get the process started. Please contact her no later than October if you want to attend Mason Korea in the Spring semester. Please contact her no later than April if you want to attend Mason Korea the Fall semester.
Please contact the Mason Korea Advisor for your major or the Mason Korea Advisor for Exploratory students as you think about how a Mason Korea semester can fit into a schedule for your major or into your exploratory plan.
GEO Manager, Freshman Programs (Global Gateway and STEM Academy): Jon May – email@example.com
For information about logistical questions (how to get to Mason Korea, tuition costs, getting your visa, immunizations, and any other questions), please contact Grace Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mason Korea offers many Mason Core courses, as well as courses in various disciplines including Business, Global Affairs, Economics, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and Computer Game Design. Please check out this list of courses we will offer next semester organized by the requirements they satisfy https://masonkorea.gmu.edu/course
It’s both! As a Mason Korea student in good academic standing, as long as a schedule of classes appropriate to your program is available at Mason's campus in Korea, you may register for and attend classes there, just as you may register for and to attend classes at Mason's campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, or Prince William. Please contact Grace Lee, Mason Korea Coordinator, email@example.com to get started on the process. You will work with Mason advisors, register through Patriot Web, and take the same courses you would take at the Fairfax campus – enriched by attention to our location in Korea. You may also receive valuable information and support through Mason’s Global Education Office, Mason’s central source for resources on Study Abroad, before you come to Mason Korea, while you’re here, and on your return to Fairfax. Please click here to reach the Global Education Office.
Yes! Mason Korea enjoys hosting Global Gateway students. Please click here for more information: Global Gateway.
All currently enrolled Mason students in good academic standing who have confirmed a course schedule with an appropriate academic advisor are eligible to spend a semester at Mason Korea. We accept students from Mason’s US campuses on a first-come, first-served basis
Many courses at Mason Korea will have special themes that take advantage of our Korean location. You might take an anthropology class on K-pop, a conflict resolution class on the North-South Korean conflict, or a literature class on Korean literature. You’ll also enjoy excursions built into your classes, such as trips to a K-pop concert, the DMZ (the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea) or to writer’s museums in Seoul and elsewhere. You’ll be learning about Korean life and culture while you immerse yourself in it. In addition, students may use their semester at Mason Korea to complete a minor in international business.
The first step is contact Ms. Grace Lee, the Mason Korea Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org and the Mason Korea advisor for your major, or for Exploratory students. Please see the table of advisor contact information above under "Whom should I talk to help me plan the classes I will take at Mason Korea?" and start the process now!