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About INTO Mason

As an integral member of the Mason community, INTO Mason creates vibrant experiences for international students through transformational learning opportunities tailored to meet specific linguistic, academic, and cultural needs.

Since 2014, more than 2,500 students from more than 70 countries have enrolled in INTO Mason's academic programs. 

Of the students eligible to progress to a degree program at Mason, 98 percent have chosen to enroll and continue their studies. 

Many of these students have gone on to earn bachelor's, master's and PhDs from Mason across all colleges in 96 degree programs and lead successful careers in their fields all over the world. 

In 2014, Mason's international enrollment was 2,648 students. Since the partnership with INTO, Mason's international student enrollment has grown to more than 4,000 students from over 130 countries.

What is INTO Mason? 

INTO Mason is a joint venture formed in 2014 between INTO University Partnerships (IUP) and George Mason University. 

INTO University Partnerships is an independent organization that focuses on expanding higher education opportunities for students worldwide. INTO works with its partner universities to reach students on a global level with their market knowledge and presence in more than 30 regional offices around the world. With expertise in the design of education programs and student support services, INTO helps its partner universities develop a student experience to ensure international students receive the support to excel at the university level. 

Meet INTO Mason's Leadership Team: 

 

Todd Rose 

Executive Director

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Karyn Kessler

Academic Director 

 

 

 


 

 

Julia Pfaff 

Operations Manager 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Nana Bonsu 

Marketing and Recruitment Manager 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Jessica Biddle 

Director of Student Experience 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Anne Owl 

HR Manager

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Darshana Rogers

Enrollment Manager

 

 

 


 

 

Ben Flaig 

IT Business Partner 

 

 

 

 


 

INTO Mason Mission

As an integral member of the Mason community, INTO Mason creates vibrant experiences for international students through transformational learning opportunities tailored to meet specific linguistic, academic and cultural needs.

Vision

Advancing global connection one student at a time

Core Values

  • Openness: We freely share ideas and encourage curiosity and growth
  • Global Mindset: We embrace multicultural experiences and acknowledge diverse perspectives
  • Collaboration: We work together to achieve common goals
  • Student Centered: We focus on whole student development
  • Authenticity: We foster a community of mutual respect and honesty