APPLICATION FAQs

When do you begin to review applications?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis year-round. We will notify you when we receive your application.


What happens after I submit my application?

You will see an immediate confirmation that your application has been received. You should then be hearing from us via email within 1-2 business days if you are selected for an interview. Within 2 weeks, you will hear about a final admissions decision.

Please check your spam to make sure you are receiving emails from Sage Corps.

Please note: All binding admission applications will receive priority consideration for interviews. We review applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers on a rolling basis.


What happens after my interview?

After the interview process, we will vet potential startups. For qualified candidates, we will try to extend a formal offer within 3 weeks of your interview. Binding admission applications will receive priority consideration for offers.


We are looking for rockstars. We love hackers, hustlers, designers and especially intelligent go-getters that aren't afraid of hard work. Students who are independent, self-confident and seek to challenge themselves do particularly well in our program.

What do you prefer in an applicant?


No; many of the startups operate in English and all company CEOs are conversant English-speakers

Sage Corps can coordinate intensive language courses for interested Fellows

Do I need to be fluent in the local languages?


What if I’m a __ major? Will I be accepted?

Sage Corps students apply from different majors, disciplines, and backgrounds. There is no one major that Sage Corps draws from. We encourage all applicants!


What is the difference between the sage corps program & Leap semester program?

The difference between the Sage Corps and Leap Semester programs are the curricular pieces that accompany each. The Leap semester program is run in conjunction with our partner, Experience Institute, to incorporate online curriculum with the in person internship experience. Sage Corps students have the opportunity to either intern full-time at a startup company directly or take courses at a local university as a direct enroll student and intern part time on the side.


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