BA in Global Affairs

Global Study, Global Leadership

All students have opportunities to:

  • Conduct research with a faculty member and apply for research funds
  • Develop valuable job skills by volunteering or interning 
  • Gain expertise in over twenty different global languages through coursework in Fairfax
  • Participate in a short-term study abroad program 

Students may also apply for one of the following specialized programs by contacting their GLOA advisor early in the semester before transitioning to Fairfax:

  • Honors in the Major program, where you plan and conduct extensive independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. Read more >>
  • Arlington Fellows programs, including Global Politics Fellows, Media & Democracy Fellows, and Global Health Fellows. Arlington Fellows take a customized mix of coursework and internship and gain professionalization skills. Read more>>  


Jihyo Cha

Jihyo Cha, 2020

A grateful year in Fairax

Jihyo Cha, a senior majoring in Global Affairs, just returned from a full year's stay at the Fairfax campus.

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Jin Seong Choi

Jin Seong Choi, 2021

Excellence in academics

Jin Seong Choi, a senior studying Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Governance, has started his study at Mason Korea from Fall 2017.

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Haley Grizzle

Haley Grizzle, 2022

Studying in the place I want to work after graduation

Meet Haley Grizzle, a sophomore majoring in global affairs with a concentration in communications in Asia.

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Paris Irizarry

Paris Irizarry, 2021

MK student as study abroad

Paris Irizarry, a junior majoring in both global affairs and Korean studies at George Mason, came to Mason Korea in Fall 2019 as a study abroad student.

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Sohee Kim

Sohee Kim, 2022

Becoming a true global leader

Sohee Kim, majoring in Global Affairs attended the Global Classrooms International Model United Nations (GCIMUN) in New York and started an internship as a researcher at Re-Shaping Development Institute (ReDI).

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Min-sung Kwon

Min-sung Kwon, 2022

Passion for international studies leads to Mason Korea

Min-sung Kwon, newly enrolled freshman at Mason Korea in Spring 2019, was interviewed by ‘Naeiledu’, the nation’s leading weekly education magazine.

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Andrea Kwon

Andrea Kwon, 2021

Seizing an opportunity at the UN

Andrea Kwon is currently a senior in Mason Korea’s Global Affairs program with a double concentration in Human Security and Global Governance, and a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Last summer, she participated in the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA) College Leaders at the United Nations program as one of two Mason Korea student representatives.

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Jayoung Sung

Jayoung Sung, 2021

Enjoying the Mason time

Jayoung enjoying studying her major global affairs together with economics, business and politics. Learn more about her academic journey at Mason.

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