University Internationalization Program

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George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university. Its dynamic and innovative campus-culture provides a wealth of academic expertise that is successfully applied to real-world global challenges. The Office of Global and International Strategies has taken a lead role in facilitating the advancement of global education at education institutions around the world, and offers an array of training programs for professionals of all levels seeking to engage the international education market in strategic and successful ways. George Mason University faculty and administrators offer participants the tools and knowledge to create actionable plans that move forward your organization’s goals, whether these goals are developing effective administrative structures at the department level or mapping out a grand vision for your institution’s global presence, George Mason’s Office of Global and International Strategies has the customized program that fits your needs.

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ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK

CORE CONCEPTS

  • Administration Overview of the “International University”
    An overview of the administrative structures and responsibilities required as universities develop international strategies.
  • International Strategic Development
    Review best practices and create strategies for university administrators to offer support and resources to international students, visiting faculty, and exchange administrators.

SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING THEMES

  • Selecting International Partners and the MOU Process
  • Nurturing Faculty Engagement
  • Strategies for Supporting International Students
  • Creating and Maintaining an International Database
  • Hosting Delegations: An In-house Perspective
  • International Team-Teaching through Technology
  • Consortium Approach to International Education: Engaging Partners in Collaborative Efforts

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

Morning lectures will provide participants with key concepts and analytic tools whereas afternoons seminars will help participants use those tools and apply them to specific empirical situations. Additional site-visits to administrative offices, cultural destinations, and local organizations will provide rich context to lessons. Upon completion of this program, students will receive a Certificate of Participation. (Expected Daily Itinerary)

PROGRAM DATES & FEES

The Internationalization Strategies Program is offered twice a year for 10 days or a 3 day intensive program.

  • Fall 2013
    • 10 Day Program: December 5-14
    • 3 Day Intensive Program: December 1 – 4
  • Spring 2014
    • 10 Day Program: March 6-15
    • 3 Day Intensive Program: March 2-5