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?
Academic Credit: All students are eligible to receive at least 3 academic credits that are awarded by our academic partner, Trinity. Fellows will receive a transcript and pending pre-approval from their home university, may transfer the credits. For an additional fee, Fellows may also enroll in an online course.
Housing: We provide housing for all international programs. Depending on the location, housing is either in a hotel, apartment, or homestay. All members in the cohort live in the same building/area. Please note: housing is not included in our US locations.
Insurance: All students in our international programs are covered by medical insurance.
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.
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.
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
HOUSING & INSURANCE PAYMENT: $2,000 (the cost of housing might be a bit more or less in each city, but the housing payment is standard for all participants except those participating in US programs) due 60 days prior to program start date
PROGRAM BALANCE: The remaining balance after the initial payment and housing are deducted (this differs for all cities) due 30 days prior to program start date
Program prices vary based on a variety of factors, such as housing type (dorm/student residence, homestay, or shared apartment), program duration, and other customizations.
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.