Office of Global Strategies

Global Register

Mason Staff Exchange Program

The Staff Exchange program has been put on hold until further notice.


The Office of Global Strategy (GO), in coordination with the Staff Senate, supported an initiative that follows Mason’s global mission and enhances professional development opportunities for its staff.  Mason’s staff members play a vital role in supporting international initiatives across the campus. GO created an international professional development exchange experience for staff that enhanced global awareness, encouraged cross-cultural perspectives, and broadened professional expertise through direct in-service experience in Spain and the Mason Songdo Campus in Korea, or other designated partners.

Jon Aponte with staff at La Fundación José Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain.

Jon Aponte (center) with staff at La Fundación José Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain.

Mason reciprocated by hosting a partner-institution professional. Applicants will apply for one of these two opportunities, and the Office of Global Strategies Staff Exchange committee chose the final award recipients. Award location of each recipient was decided by the Global Staff Exchange committee.

Jon Aponte Wins a Mason “Staff Swap” Week in Spain                                            

We are so proud of Jon Aponte! The Program Assistant/Office Manager in the Cultural Studies Program traveled to La Fundación José Ortega y Gasset for a week abroad in Toledo, Spain. He was selected to spend a week at the institution in Toledo, Spain.

Check out the article about his experience abroad HERE.