Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE)

SAGE is a unique academic opportunity for you to extend the critical inquiries begun in the Core sequence and your other classes at Scripps to a semester outside of Claremont. Studying, interning and living in a new environment for a semester, whether in another country or on a program in Washington D.C. or at Spelman College in Atlanta helps to develop the intercultural competence and innovative leadership skills required for success in our increasingly interdependent world.


Approved Study Abroad and Semester Internship Options

Select a country from the list below to see more details about opportunities in that location:

Getting Started

It is never too early to get started and the sooner you begin considering a semester of study abroad or internship, the more options you will have.  Here are some of the first steps to take:

  • Let your faculty adviser know of your potential interest in studying away and begin the planning that will allow you to participate in a study abroad program or an internship in Washington D.C. during your junior year.
  • Start language study as early as possible if intending to study in a location where any of the languages taught in Claremont are spoken.  Check out the language prerequisites here to help in your planning.
  • As you begin to explore your options for a major, take advantage of faculty office hours to meet with faculty in the academic fields that interest you and discuss programs suitable for that major, as well as the best timing for study away for that department.
  • Attend one of the SAGE information sessions in spring of your first year at Scripps or early fall of sophomore year. Transfer students may want to attend a session soon after settling in. Information sessions occur approximately once per week in the first half of each semester.  Attendance at an Information Session is required in order to make an appointment with a SAGE adviser.

Application Process

  • Students apply first to SAGE at Scripps College, typically in sophomore year, to be approved for participation in the junior year.
  • The SAGE application for any approved program may be picked up at the appointment with a SAGE advisor.
    • Petitions are required for any unapproved programs or exceptions to the policies set by the Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) and are available at the advising appointment.
  • Once an application is submitted, it is reviewed and approved by SAGE on behalf of the Committee on Study Aboard.
  • The faculty reference, language evaluation (if applicable) and the program approval form  as well as an official transcript will be submitted by SAGE directly to the program sponsor.
  • Students are then responsible for completing the remaining paperwork for their chosen program directly to the program sponsor, and paying the program application fee.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Petitions for Fall 2019 and Full Year 2019-2020 participation: Monday, October 29, at 5:00 PM to the SAGE Office.
  • Fall 2019 Priority* Scripps Application: November 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM to the SAGE Office.  
    • (Note: The program sponsor deadlines are later but students must be approved by the Committee on Study Abroad at Scripps before applying to the program sponsor for any semester programs that overlap with the Scripps academic calendar year.)

*Students who meet the Scripps application deadline will be given priority consideration. Late applications may not be considered, depending on the number of applications received by the priority deadline.  Students may be asked to change semesters if student numbers are out of balance between fall and spring.

For those planning ahead, the Scripps deadline for Spring 2020 petitions for unapproved programs is 5:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019.  The priority deadline for SAGE participation in Spring 2020 is 5:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019.

*Petitions for participation for more than one semester away are only accepted by the FALL PETITION DEADLINE – no exceptions.