Explore Your World
Sage welcomes international students from around the globe and around the corner. Our small vibrant campuses offer international students a comfortable environment to succeed academically and personally. If you are an international student interested in The Sage Colleges, we would love to hear from you and answer whatever questions you may have about the Colleges, Troy and Albany, New York, or the Unites States and how we can help you feel at home, when you are so far from yours.
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Sage offers many opportunities for students to explore the world through Global Education programs. Such international experiences are essential to gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's global society, and it is a positive feature to add to your resume.
All Sage students planning to study abroad must meet with the Director of Global Education before submitting their applications. Sage students must receive approval from The Sage Colleges to participate in any affiliated or non-affiliated abroad program. The Sage Colleges requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to participate in a study abroad program, while some abroad programs require a high GPA requirement. (Check with each program for GPA requirements.) All student studying abroad must be a full time student at Sage the semester prior to their program.
Spring Semester Program[Copenhagen]
You must meet with the Director by October 1. Sage application is due October 10. However, program applications may be due by October 1, so plan to meet with the Director as early as possible.
Fall/Summer Semester Program
You must meet with the Director by March 1. Sage application is due March 10. However, program applications may be due by March 1, so plan to meet with the Director as early as possible.
Pre-departure Meeting - This meeting is mandatory to all Sage students studying internationally the semester prior to traveling abroad. This meeting is always held on the Monday before final exams (Reading Day). Failure to attend this mandatory meeting will result in the loss of financial assistance from The Sage Colleges for your term abroad.
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These meetings will allow you to complete your Sage Application and find out about the application process, requirements, and deadlines for each study abroad program.
Go to the Student Planning Section to learn more about the application process.
Considering going abroad? Do you speak another language? Sage offers several language programs. You can learn Spanish (major), French (minor),Chinese and Italian while at Sage. Visit the Culture and Language Acquisition at Sage (CLAS) website.
Sage Sponsored Programs, Affiliates, and Consortium's
To further expand your horizons, Sage is affiliated with a number of other institutions and organizations to offer a wide variety of study abroad opportunities. Whatever your major, a deeper understanding of another culture and more proficiency in another language can help you better achieve your goals. The Office of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity can help you find a program of study and exploration in another country that is right for you. Below are some of the programs which we are affiliated. For information regarding studying abroad while at Sage, please contact Amanda Bastiani in the Office of Student Life.
Sage is partnered with the Shanghai Institute for Foreign Trade (SIFT), a Chinese institute of higher education. The strategic connection has resulted in exchanges of faculty and students to and from China.
Sage is affiliated with the Danish Institute of Study in Copenhagen, Denmark. DIS has an extensive list of available programs for semester or summer study. This program also meets the Discovery Degree summer abroad requirement.
Sage is partnered with Ecole Parsons a Paris/Paris College of Art, which offers an extraordinary opportunity for students who wish to experience European art, design, and the culture of Paris. This program offers studies in Communication Design, Design Management, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Photography, and Critical Studies. Instruction is in English.
The Sage-sponsored program at the Center for Cross-Cultural Study (CC-CS) in Seville, Spain, offers courses in language, literature, history, and the fine arts from the intermediate to the advanced level. Internships may also be arranged, but a semester's advance notice and near fluency in Spanish are required.
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Sage has an agreement with the University of the Arts London. This program focuses on all realms of the art world in six distinctive campuses. Located throughout London City, this programs offers a real focus on the Arts.
American Institute for Foreign Study
Sage is affiliated with the American Institute of Foreign Study, which has study and programs in 21 countries and an internship program in the United Kingdom. Some of these programs also offer summer study or service learning opportunities
New American Colleges & Universities
Sage is involved in a national consortium of similar colleges called the New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U). Students have the opportunity to participate in selected Study Abroad programs (ANACSA), which have included Greece, China, Senegal, England, Austria, and Norway.
University at Albany
Sage is involved in a consortium with the State University of New York at Albany, giving our students access to their Study Abroad programs. They offer summer and short-term programs in a variety of countries, and semester-long programs in even more countries.
Sage has an affiliation with Webster University. Webster offers study programs in six countries. A wide range of programs are available to students.
Study Away Within The U.S.
Sage students can also choose to study for a semester in a select group of other American Universities and Colleges. To see a list of these American Universities and Colleges you can visit the NAC&U website.
* All students studying abroad on a Sage approved program for a semester or more will be permitted to use their federal and state aid. 10 students will be permitted to use their Sage Aid to participate in a study abroad program for 2013-14 (2 - summer, 4 - fall, and 4 - spring). Scholarships (national and independent) are available to students who may not be able to use their Sage Aid. Speak with the Director of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity for more information.
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