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MHA Student Sarah Escue Inducted into Phi Beta Delta Honor Society

Sarah EscueFollowing her studies abroad, Sarah Escue, a current MHA in Health Systems Management candidate at George Mason, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta on March 30, 2015. Phi Beta Delta is an honor society "recognizing scholarly achievements in international education." Based on her academic standing, Escue was invited to apply to George Mason's Oxford Honors program, which she attended in Fall 2014.

This experience was invaluable for Escue, who notes that such study abroad programs "expose students to different cultures and learning environments" as well as "present opportunities for students to step outside of their comfort zones and encourage self-reflection." She hopes that her experience encourages her fellow students to take advantage of Mason's many study abroad opportunities.

The study abroad opportunities are not the only thing Mason has to offer their MHA students though. Escue chose to come to Mason for a multitude of reasons, including the MHA's high rankings amongst graduate programs in the country as well as the real world experiences. Mason's curriculum is designed to allow graduate students to obtain practical work experience while attending school full-time. The practicum assists students in gaining further experience in their fields and introduces students to healthcare systems in the DMV area. With her induction into Phi Beta Delta and her experiences both at Mason and abroad, Escue want to encourage students to take advantage of George Mason's many study abroad programs.