Short Term Study Tours

The Sage Colleges offers a number of short term travel trips generally in January or in May. These trips are connected to an academic class which can offer 1 - 3 credits. These trips are planed by a faculty member in conjunction with the Office of Cultural Enrichment and Diversity.

Why go on a short term travel trip? The cost of the trip is paid up front before you leave and covers: airfare, hotel accommodations, tour guides, ground transportation, entrance or admission fees, travelers insurance, and many meals.

Refund Policy:

Participants are required to make a non-refundable deposit upon signing up for any short term travel trip through the college.  A full refund minus the deposit and any costs incurred by The Sage Colleges regarding trip costs, will be granted prior to 30 days of the trip departure date.  No refund will be awarded after the final payment date or 30 days prior to departure date, whichever comes first.


Upcoming Trips



The Underground 

U.K Cultural Immersion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

December 27, 2013 - January 9, 2014

Day 1  -Fly from NYC  to London, UK

Day 2 - Arrive in London, transfer to hotel.  Shakespeare Rally I (British Library, National Portrait Gallery, Leicester Square, Carnaby Street)

Day 3 -Morning class then visit Bloomsbury Medical/literary walking tour,  British Museum, Show/Concert #1

Day 4 -Morning class, visit St. Bartholomew’s Priory and Hospital, Show/Concert # 2 

Day 5 –Tate Gallery, House of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Optional Evensong at Westminster 

Day 6 -Free day 

Day 7 –Shakespeare Rally II (National Gallery, Sir John Soane Museum, Globe Theater, Southwark Cathedral, Show/Conert # 3 

Day 8 –Tate Modern, Brick Lane (shopping), Stay in Brick Lane for Indian dinner, Show/Concert #4 

Day 9 - Morning class, visit Florence Nightingale Museum, Monument to Sir Christopher Wren, Jack the Ripper Tour 

Day 10 - Old Operating Theater Tour, Lord Leighton House, Show/Concert #5 

Day 11 - Free Day 

Day 12 —Wellcome Collection, Lunch at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Optional Fleet Street & St. Paul’s Catherdral 

Day 13 - Free day 

Day 14–Travel from London, UK to NYC

Total Cost for Trip: $3,700.00 (final payment due by November 1, 2013)

For more information contact Amanda Bastiani
Telephone: (518) 292-1710

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Chinese tile wall

May 19 to June 2, 2013


Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai

Business in China (MBA 599) is a three (3) credit Multi National Corporate and Cultural Study Tour offering the opportunity to study through travel. China was once deemed the sleeping giant, however, the giant is awakening. At 5000 years old, China's civilization is one of the worlds oldest, but is evolving into a 21st century global economic leader. Participants in this study tour are introduced to China's history and culture, while enabling them with knowledge and experience to perform in the global economy. The study tour includes multi-national corporate tours and culture exchanges.

4 Days in Beijing The Capital of the Peoples Republic of China including the National Peoples Congress, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Beijing 2008 Olympic Complex, Summer Palace, Temple of the Heavens, et al.

1 Day in Xian - One of the 4 great ancient capitals of China - Terracotta Warriors, the Shaanxi Provincial Museum

1 Day in Guilin A city on the banks of the Lijiang River and known for its breathtaking scenery - Li river boat cruise highlights the contrasting beauty between urban and rural China

7 Days Residency in Shanghai - Discovering a hybrid communist-capital system at Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) including seminars, lectures and presentations at SIFT, tours of the GM Buick Assembly Plant, G.E., American Express Financial Center, the Shanghai Stock Market, the WTO (World Trade Organization) Center in Shanghai, and other multi-national corporate and cultural tours of Shanghai.

Total Cost for Trip: $4,943.00 per double occupancy  (final payment due by February 15, 2013)

Download Participant form and Waiver

For additional information or questions, please call Dr. Cynthia Ward.

Telephone: 518-482-5101


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