Thinking of studying abroad?

Russell Sage College offers opportunities for students to explore the world through Study Abroad and Study Away programs. Study abroad experiences broaden students’ perspectives and expand their multicultural thinking.

Sponsored Programs

Russell Sage College is affiliated with the American Institute of Foreign Study, which has programs in 21 countries and an internship program in the United Kingdom. Some of these programs also offer summer study or service learning opportunities. Russell Sage College is also a consortium partner with The New American Colleges & Universities.

Sage student Sophia Pierce in Florence Italy

“Studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime! It was life changing!”

Sophia Pierce, ’21

Applied Biology Pre-Med Major (Florence, Italy)

International Study at Russell Sage College

Russell Sage College 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 Russell Sage College, we would love to hear from you. We’ll answer any questions you may have about the college, our campuses in Troy and Albany, New York, and how we can help you feel at home when you are so far from yours. Visit the International Admission page for more information.

Study Away within the United States

Russell Sage College students may also choose to study for a semester at another college within the United States. To see a list of approved universities and colleges, visit the NAC&U website.

Academic Criteria

Students who intend to study abroad or away for a semester must meet the following academic criteria to be considered for participation.

  • sophomore academic standing, by credits completed at Russell Sage College
  • minimum GPA of 3.000 or higher for some programs
  • enrolled full-time the semester prior to studying abroad, and during the term abroad or away
  • approval from the Undergraduate Dean to study abroad or away

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Program

A full scholarship to study abroad, including program fees and airfare.

Financing & Aid

Preparing for study abroad includes meeting with a representative of the Office of Financial Aid to determine eligibility. Specific details regarding how financial aid will impact study abroad travel is made on an individual basis. In addition, there are scholarships to assist in covering the costs to study abroad. Note: These scholarships are not available for short-term, faculty-led programs.

 To-Do List: One Year in Advance

  • Download and complete the Sage Study Abroad program application. Deadline: February 15
  • Meet with the Undergraduate Dean to determine abroad program of interest.
  • Meet with your Faculty Advisor to discuss study abroad courses and your graduation timeline.
  • Meet with a Financial Aid staff member to identify any impacts on your financial aid award.

To-Do List: One Semester in Advance

  • Meet with Financial Aid to complete all necessary financial aid paperwork.
  • Schedule ongoing monthly meetings with the Undergraduate Dean to complete all necessary processes for the college and program.
  • Apply for all travel papers, such as passport, visas, etc.
  • Increase language usage if you are going to a non-English speaking country.
Sage student Megan Paluzzi in London

“The arts immersion trip to London was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience for Sage students to not only explore England, but to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the arts.”

Megan Paluzzi, ’22

“Studying abroad has completely transformed my life. Not only have I learned more about the world around me, but I’ve also learned a lot about myself. I’ve become more independent in the few months I’ve been away from home, and this trip has instilled a love of travel in me that no doubt will last a lifetime. I feel truly blessed for this experience. Thank you, Sage!

Annalise Krajeski, ’14


Undergraduate Dean and Dean of School of Arts & Sciences
Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean of RSC