Studies Abroad for Global Education (SAGE) provides youth and educators the opportunity to travel, volunteer and study abroad as a means to gain greater understanding of the world and themselves. SAGE challenges its participants to move beyond their comfort zone, to think more critically about the world and themselves, and to become engaged and responsible global citizens.
The SAGE Program was founded in 1992 as a program to support international recruitment to Woodstock and Kodaikanal International Schools in India. SAGE continued to support this effort while developing additional programs of our own under the auspices of the Friends of Woodstock School. In 2008, SAGE became a registered 501-c-3 non-profit organization with an independent Board of Directors. In 2010, SAGE welcomed three new renowned international schools in Thailand, Cameroon and Costa Rica to join the SAGE Global Schools Consortium.
Today, SAGE offers challenging and transformative academic high school study abroad opportunities at select international schools around the world; Gap year and semester programs for high school graduates; volunteer opportunities for high school and college students; and custom designed educational and service learning trips for groups in over 20 developing countries around the world.
Since our inception, we have held to the belief that international travel and study is fundamental to a crucial awareness of global citizenship. Over the years, SAGE has sent hundreds of students abroad with the goal of providing them with a deeply transformative experience. We continue with that today.