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George Mason University

A Global Community

Mason has an international reach and reputation: Students from more than 130 nations have chosen to study here. However, some need help to master English well enough to get the most from their classes. That's where INTO Mason steps in.

Mason collaborates with INTO University Partnerships to recruit students and provide language instruction and pathway programs. International students who are academically prepared, but need additional English language skills can gain full admission into a degree program after completing the INTO Mason program

Student Talking Around a Table

Most students in the INTO Mason program live in the Global Center on the Fairfax Campus. It features a full-service dining hall and several lounges. Many students from other nations can't make frequent trips home, so the building is open all year

INTO can also help multilingual students that instructors believe are struggling academically due to language comprehension problems. If you're concerned about someone in your class, fill out the Tutoring Referral Form to direct that student to the INTO Mason Learning Resource Center. Services are provided at a nominal cost, or for free in some cases.

INTO Mason will also provide English language support services to multilingual members of the Mason community. Teaching assistants whose first language is not English must take the SPEAK test, which measures their ability to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken English. A score of 50/60 is required. Those who score below 50 receive 12 hours of free tutoring, then can retake the test. For more information, contact the INTO Mason Learning Resource Center.

For more information about the INTO Mason program, contact Executive Director Todd Rose at 703-993-2150.