INTO Mason

George Mason University and INTO University Partnerships (INTO) have joined forces to provide academic and language pathway programs for international students seeking a Mason education. Designed around their unique needs, INTO Mason’s programs support these global learners as they transition into university life in the United States, by providing them with an integrated academic and social Mason experience.

The programs offered through INTO Mason include Academic English language programs, as well as Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs to help international students who need additional English-language and academic preparation to succeed at Mason. Upon successful completion of a Pathway program, students gain full admission to one of Mason’s degree programs to continue their studies.

INTO Mason also provides English Language support services to any multilingual members of the George Mason campus community.

For Partners and Employers

At Mason, our goal is to be the best university for the world. Our dedication to accessibility requires that we create and expand pathways that better serve our international students and help them reach their educational goals. We believe this commitment is good for Mason and good for Virginia.

Partnering with INTO has helped us to actualize our vision. Together, we recruit talented students from around the world, and we work together to support their academic and social transitions into the U.S. and Mason.

Our partnership produces great outcomes for our university and the Northern Virginia region.
The INTO Mason students contribute to our community in meaningful ways. They bring a wealth of global experiences and viewpoints to our campus –deepening our students understanding of the world and contributing to the cultural and economic vitality of our region and beyond.

Interested in learning more about what our international students can offer your organization? Contact INTO Mason to learn more.

International students bring with them varied perspectives, cultural diversity and opportunities for global learning and connectedness. The program will increase teaching and research opportunities for faculty, boost economic activity and add international perspectives in Fairfax and across Virginia.

Ángel Cabrera, Mason President

For Faculty and Staff

International students are choosing Mason because of our world-class research and scholarship portfolio, our outstanding faculty talent and our commitment to academic excellence. As the largest public research university in Virginia, Mason is committed to building a community that fosters global learning, creates global understanding, and seeks global impact.

INTO Mason faculty are experts in their field and understand the needs of international students. They are committed to the success of international learners by delivering programs that meet their specific linguistic, academic and cultural needs.

INTO Mason creates opportunities for faculty to teach diverse classroom settings, and to be engaged in global research projects.

Visit our catalog to learn more about INTO George Mason University and the Global Center.


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For Students and Families

INTO Mason ensures that international students seeking a Mason education experience a seamless journey as they settle into their new home. Specialized student services will help you navigate the unique cross-cultural challenges of pursuing an education outside of your native countries. Language and academic pathway programs will guide you through your degree requirements to graduation.

INTO Mason student benefits:

  • A welcoming community of students from across the U.S and around the world
  • Highly qualified faculty and staff dedicated to our students’ academic and personal success
  • A one-on-one academic advisor
  • Small class sizes to ensure individual attention
  • State-of-the-art facilities with technology-assisted learning and a free tutoring center
  • Personalized support tailored to international students’ educational, social, and cultural needs

Learn more about INTO Mason.

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