If you are going to travel half-way around the world, why spend all your time in a classroom?!
The SAGE Program offers LOTS of opportunities to get out and see the amazing sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of INDIA, one of the main reasons we believe it is the best choice study abroad program.
Through school-sponsored field trips, community service opportunities, hiking and outdoor education, Activity Week, and the month-long Winter Tour — or simply by walking into the local bazaar (market) on a weekend — SAGE students get to see and experience the real India.
Both schools sponsor a wide array of field trips throughout the year. Whether students are part of a Kodai theatre production performing in a show in Chennai, playing saxophone with the Woodstock jazz band in New Delhi, or taking part in a cricket tournament against a neighboring school, SAGE students get plenty of opportunities to see how life is lived in the rest of India.
Activity Week ensures that the school year includes a bit of adventure! Students travel to thirteenth-century Jain cave frescos; to the Doon Valley for a cycling trip; to the white waters of the upper Ganges for rafting. Students rope up to cross a glacier; help village kids prepare for their school's first ever sports meet; play with blind children; teach in a slum school in Delhi; help the cook at a dhaba make chappati.
Activity Week is neither sitting in a classroom, taking notes, nor studying for tests, but it is one of the best learning experiences students have. Every fall, for one week, teachers and students head off-campus to explore India.
Activity Week is the stuff of which life is made - learning, discovery, friendship, challenge, service, responsibility, adventure. It is one of the aspects that makes the SAGE program the best choice: study abroad at its finest!
Winter Tour Between Semesters
During the six-week break, SAGE students can take advantage of the opportunity to explore India on the Winter Tour adventure. A group student tour, travelers take trains and busses all over India for four weeks, exploring the rich diversity of traditions, cultures and religions found in this country. Students discover a vast world of villages, wildlife reserves, ancient forts, bustling cities, desert camel safaris, breath-taking palaces and beach resorts.