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Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student. You will have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

Secondary Education in Cambridge

Through the “Secondary Education in Cambridge” experience you can immerse yourself in secondary teaching and learning in an international setting. Students spend the last 2 weeks in September in a secondary school in Cambridge, partnering with a host teacher, observing and learning about instructional skills and secondary education traditions in the United Kingdom.

The program is open to students in the M.Ed in Secondary Education program and counts as one of your three graduate electives. The price for this program (approximately $3500 in 2017, which can be covered by financial aid) includes your 3-credit elective, housing, shuttles, excursions, and some meals. SEED faculty will work with any interested students—regardless of your place in the SEED program sequence—to participate in this program, making accommodations for any other courses in which you are enrolled, including internship. Apply by mid April each year, and contact Dr. Kristien Zenkov (the Cambridge program faculty host) at or 703-993-5413 or Laura Scobey in Mason’s Center for Global Studies at or 703-993-2106.