June 2014

International Professional Development Opportunity: Applications Due Date: June 13

GPSE Postcard.jpgThe Office of Global and International Studies, with support from the Mason Staff Senate, is sponsoring the second annual Mason Global Professional Staff Exchange Program. The program is poised for its second year, with plans to send one staff member to Switzerland and another to South Korea in 2014-2015.  This program, which garnered unprecedented attention in its inaugural year, aims to open the global experience, a key element in the Mason strategic plan, to classified staff members who have at least two years’ experience at Mason.  The awardees are mentored through the Office of Global and International Strategies in preparation for a week of professional and social activities and events.  Travel, housing and meals are a part of the award package.

All application packets, available on the Office of Global & International Studies Website, must be received in the Staff Senate office by 5:00 pm, Friday, June 13, 2014.  Applications must be submitted electronically to  Receipt of applications will be acknowledged; incomplete and late applications will not be considered in the selection process.

To learn more about the program, the application process, and the selection process, please visit For questions about the program, please contact Rita Rowand, Global Relations Specialist, Global & International Strategies, Provost’s Office, at 3-5146 or For administrative questions, please contact the Staff Senate at 3.4141 or