The International Center
The International Center is an online resource created by the Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS). It is designed to help you prepare for your travel and first few days at George Mason University. Here you will find information about the Welcome Center, the OIPS International Student Orientation and important on campus resources. Visit:icenter.gmu.edu
The International Student Liaison (ISL) program
This rewarding program for current students, known as the International Student Liaison (ISL) program, is designed to help new international students make a smooth transition to SPP and the surrounding area. The ISL program strives to promote cultural understanding by building strong relationships among the diverse student body of our School. This will be achieved by pairing liaisons with new international students and hosting extracurricular activities that are open to all students.
Below are some key aspects of the program:
- All current SPP students can take part in the ISL program
- Students choose their level of involvement based on their interests and availability
- Current students serve as a point of reference throughout the semester for new international students
- Students typically communicate over the phone or email
- Students in the program are encouraged to attend a SPP or GMU event (social, academic, or career related) with each other
ISL program events and activities are also offered each semester for liaisons and international students to participate in and include a variety of activities, such as: film screenings, panel discussions, local hikes, dinners, sports events, and more.
How can you get involved?
All graduate students, including non-SPP students, are welcome to participate in ISLP events, but if you would like to register for the International Student Liaison Program and are a current SPP student, please fill out the ISL application form.
If you only wish to join us for our upcoming events or learn of interesting international events in the area, please e-mail us at email@example.com or join our Facebook group:
International Student Liaison Program GMU School of Public Policy
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