Sage Corps' programs offer a unique opportunity to gain unparalleled professional experience in an international setting, all within a cost structure that is actually less than traditional college abroad programs.
To help frame your decision-making process, we have put together detailed information about our services and pricing below. You can also check out our financial resources page for a detailed guide on funding options such as scholarships and grants.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
Pre-Departure Curriculum: Once students enroll in the program, they complete online modules that help them build hard skills specific to their internship role, but also gain key professional skills like networking and resume development.
Housing: All program fees include housing that Sage Corps organizes for students. Depending on the location, housing is either in a hotel, apartment, or homestay. All members in the cohort live in the same building/area. Students may opt out of housing with notice to Sage Corps at least 60 days before the program start.
Medical Insurance: All students in our international programs are covered by medical insurance.
Academic Credit: All students are eligible to receive at least 3 academic credits that are awarded by our academic partner, Trinity. Please note that we will bill U.S. students an additional $300 USD enrollment and registration fee ($500 for International students). Fellows will receive a transcript and pending pre-approval from their home university, may transfer the credits. Fellows may also enroll in an online course for an additional fee.
Local Events & Support: Sage Corps has two staff in each program city that provide: 1) health/safety support; and 2) weekly professional and cultural events.
Administration: Our HQ team in Chicago works hard to ensure all Sage Corps fellows are matched with excellent startups, have the best available housing, and are provided an exceptional experience while abroad.
2 WEEK START! PROGRAM:
INITIAL PAYMENT: $1,000 (guarantees your placement in the program, gives you access to exclusive pre-departure curriculum and resources) due within 14 days of receipt of offer
FINAL PAYMENT: the balance of the program fee is due 60 days prior to program start date
8 WEEK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:
INITIAL PAYMENT: $1,000 (same as 2 week Start! program)
HOUSING & INSURANCE PAYMENT: estimated $2,000 due 60 days prior to program start date
FINAL PAYMENT: The remaining balance after the first two payments are deducted (this differs for all cities) is due 30 days prior to program start date
Please note that the costs for airfare, most meals, and immigration sponsorship (visas, if required) are not included in our baseline pricing.
Many of our Fellows receive grants, scholarships, or other financial support from their home university to cover at least a portion of the costs associated with living abroad. Fellows may also be eligible to receive academic credit at their university. Check out our Financial Assistance page for further information about funding opportunities for U.S. students. International students should check with their home university and/or local government grant programs.