More about the INTO Mason

More about the INTO George Mason University Center

Your home away from home

Students who live in the Ángel Cabrera Global Center live with 270 Mason students and have access to free laundry facilities, 22 classrooms, a meditation space and a dining hall. Get a taste of home or another international cuisine every day of the year, including holidays. Study and hang out with friends in the lounges between classes and get to know the INTO Mason staff who can help you with tutoring, academic advising, finding an internship or any other question you may have as a Mason student.

Living and learning at Mason makes the transition to university in the US both easy and exciting. Being part of a multicultural community outside the nation’s capital means that opportunity surrounds you, and we give you the support to succeed. Rely on our staff and services to launch your education, research at Mason and your career in the city. Washington, DC offers internships, Optional Practical Training (OPT) and careers in a variety of fields. Add the alumni and faculty connections of studying at Mason, and you start with an impressive network from day one of arriving in the US.

Mason's 200+ degree programs offer you choice and flexibility across disciplines. We'll help you choose the best program to meet your goals. You might want to start your own business in the Mason Innovation Lab. Maybe you'll seek a patent for an invention you build with your classmates in the engineering school. Whatever you decide you want in life, we'll make sure you have the best start right here.

Living and learning together

The Global Center is the hub of your first year experience at Mason. Originally designed as a hotel, this building has everything under one roof including classrooms, an international dining hall, 6 floors with 135 rooms and plenty of social spaces. Make an appointment to meet with your professor, attend a Tea & Talk cultural event hosted by our Student Experience team or meet your friends for dinner during a theme night at The Globe.

Wondering where to go when you need a tutor? The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is the place to go when you want one-on-one help with writing, math or other subjects. You'll have access to dedicated tutors who are experienced at assisting English language learners. The LRC is also a computer lab and quiet study space where you can borrow a laptop and work on group projects.

You can find a taste of home at The Globe, one of the three on-campus dining halls, which serves an ever-changing menu of international cuisine. It's open every day of the year, and you can always find halal, vegetarian, Kosher and gluten-free options. If you're craving a special dish, you can make a request to have it on the menu. Please bring us your recipes from home. In addition, Southside Dining Hall offers eight different dining stations and Ike's state-of-the-art pizza oven located next to the campus greenhouse. They provide fresh meals late into the evening.

Explore courses at George Mason University