Welcome to Global Gateway at George Mason University!

Studying abroad prepares you to succeed in a global economy and better understand your neighbors around the world. George Mason University is committed to educating individuals who embrace the complexities of our interconnected world and is ready to make a positive difference. We invite you to pursue such an enriching opportunity right from the start, during your first year at Mason: Global Gateway.

What is Global Gateway?

  • Global Gateway is a unique, innovative, and affordable global experience for freshmen students only.
  • Students selected for this program can choose from among several prestigious institutions around the world to study at during their first-year Spring semester.
  • Follow this link to learn more about Global Gateway and the locations.

Are there any scholarships?

  • All Gateway participants will receive a special scholarship for this program.
  • Amounts run from $1,000 to $4,000 and are based on your financial aid need.

Am I qualified for this program? (only first year incoming freshmen can apply for this program. If you are not an incoming freshmen, please visit this link to learn more about upperclassmen study abroad opportunities.)
Yes, I am an incoming freshmen.

How do I apply?

  • Click the Apply Now button to begin your application today.
  • You can apply to the program before committing to George Mason University, and then confirm participation in Gateway once you have committed to attending Mason.
  • Have you already started your application? Please log in here.

We encourage you to accept this invitation to journey beyond our wonderful campus and experience the world with your own senses.

The Global Gateway Team

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