About Us

The firm

Mason Education Group is a consulting firm based in Bogotá, Colombia that advises universities, government entities, and foundations on how to reach their full potential through the design and delivery of transformative international education solutions. We identify high-value, opportunities for global engagement that reflect our clients’ mission, values and priorities; that drive their capacity to create innovative approaches to learning and knowledge production; and that optimize their ability to make significant contributions to society’s development needs.

Why Us?

Our value proposition consists of a unique institutional approach to internationalization that has three core elements:

  • International education programming must be tied to and advance the overarching strategic vision and goals of the institution.

  • International programs are sustainable when they build capacity, maximize performance, and are embedded in the institution.

  • The value of international education solutions lies in their ability to add value to knowledge creation, to the education of students, and to the development needs of society.

Ann Mason

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“Faculty and academic-driven internationalization is the most effective way for universities to engage with the global higher education and scientific communities in a meaningful way with a clear value proposition for the institution”.

Resume     CV

Ann Mason is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in international education leadership, US-Latin America academic cooperation and international program development. Ann developed a first-hand understanding of the challenges that universities in the region face in becoming fully integrated into global higher education networks through her tenure as Fulbright Colombia’s Executive Director and Chair of the Political Science Department at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.
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She created Mason Education Group in 2015 to advise universities, governments and foundations throughout the Americas on the development of international engagement strategies and programs so that they can more effectively connect with global knowledge networks and enhance their educational and academic services.
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Ann plays an active leadership role in international education organizations. She has been elected to NAFSA’s board of directors starting in 2019, and also chaired NAFSA’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Knowledge Community and Latin American Forum. She is a member of NASPAA’s (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) Accreditation Standards Steering Committee, and serves on the board of directors of the Universidad del Rosario and the US-Colombia Binational Center, both in Bogota. She was senior advisor to IIE’s International Academic Partnership Program, and a member of the US-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue. Ann is also an Associate of the UK-based international education consultancy Barton Carlyle.
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Ann currently divides her time between the US and Colombia, where she has lived for 24 years. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and holds a PhD in political science from Yale University.

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