Improve Your Global and Multicultural Competency Skills!

The Patriot Experience is a new co-curriculum program at Mason geared toward student growth beyond the classroom.  This experience is the perfect way to help students:

  • Become an involved member of the Mason community
  • Network with faculty/staff/other students
  • Help prepare students to increase soft skills such as teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, adaptability, communication skills, leadership, decision making, creativity, responsibility, etc.
  • Enhance students’ education at Mason

The Patriot Experience captures students’ involvement through four different pathway areas:

  • Well-Being
  • Career Readiness
  • Civic Learning and Community Engagement
  • Global and Multicultural Competency

VIP volunteer hours count as credit toward the Patriot Experience Global & Multicultural Competency Pathway.  

Sign up for the Patriot Experience TODAY!  Click here to apply.

President Cabrera and International Students

Contact us

We love to hear from you!  Visit us in SUB I room 4010 or send us an email.  

Birgit Debeerst
Associate Director for Outreach & Internationalization
Focus areas: Online learning and VIP Program

Sonya Henry
Assistant Director for Programming
Focus areas: Orientation, PACE, iCafe and iWeek

Mary Wells
Assistant Director for Internationalization
Focus areas: OIPS Data Report, Mason Compatriots, Peace Week and Global Patriots Week

OIPS Data Report (Fall 2015)

Facts and figures about international students, faculty and scholars.

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OIPS Events Calendar

Upcoming events hosted by OIPS (cultural, social, employment workshops)

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Flag Request

OIPS has flags from over 140 countries that can be requested for on-campus events

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