Posts Tagged ‘study abroad’

Study abroad!

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 5:32 am

No matter how intellectually stimulating, resourceful and diverse, a college campus may be, there is one crucial learning experience you cannot have unless you leave it—study abroad.  The only way to begin to grasp the immense complexity and beauty of the world we live in is to experience it for yourself from a different perspective […]

Strategic Goal #1: Innovative Learning

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 5:20 pm

I look forward to next week’s planning retreat with all our deans and senior administration, an opportunity to pause from our daily jobs and come together to think creatively and collaboratively about the university’s future. I am particularly excited that our retreat this year will address in more detail the first goal in our strategic plan: Innovative Learning. Goal […]

Few American students study abroad. Many more should

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 8:39 am, Last Updated: March 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

More than 40% of first-year undergraduate students in America say they intend to study abroad.  By the time they are done with school though, fewer than 10% have. I recently heard a computer science student at Mason say that studying abroad would interfere with his major and hurt his ability to get his dream job. […]

Top 10 reasons to study abroad

Posted: October 13, 2014 at 9:04 am, Last Updated: October 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

As we prepare for tomorrow’s official opening of Mason Global Center, I thought it would be timely to share my top 10 reasons why every college student should try to study abroad if at all possible: You will learn to appreciate what makes people around the world different You will learn to appreciate what makes people around the world the […]