SAGE

Short-Term Programs - How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE UNLESS (1) YOU ARE NOT ACCEPTED INTO A PROGRAM OR (2) THE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU ARE SURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM!

 

Use the How to Apply Checklist for assistance.

PROGRAM DEADLINE, ORIENTATION, AND PAYMENT DATES FOR 2018:

TERM Application Deadline Date with $250 Application Fee Mandatory SAGE Orientation & Passport Copy Due Deposit Payment Due at the Business Office Final Payment Due in Atlas
Spring Break

October 6, 2017

  • November 2, 2017 West Campus, room 11-106, 5-7 pm
November 11, 2017 No Final Payment
Summer A December 15, 2017
  • January 19, 2018 Osceola Campus, room 4-105, 2-5 pm
  • January 26, 2018 East Campus, room 5-112, 2-5 pm
February 2 , 2018 March 2, 2018
Summer B February 2, 2018
  • February 16, 2018 Osceola Campus, room 4-105, 2-5 pm
March 2, 2018 April 6, 2018

 

Financial aid disbursements for 2017-2018:

September 19/17, February 2/18, June 05/18 (Pell Grants July 13/18).

Note: Flex Start classes may delay disbursement.

PROGRAM OPTIONS
Click on the PROGRAMS link in the left navigation of this page to view all the short-term study abroad program options for the current academic year. In addition to the credit course/s listed, program leaders may make available other program options such as: global learning internship, international service learning project, independent study, or audit. It is up to the program leader what he or she would like to offer, so please contact him/her directly to discuss your options.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
In order to apply, you must...

  • be at least 18 years old at the time of departure
  • have earned 12 college-level credits prior to the anticipated travel date
  • have a 2.5 GPA at the time of application
  • meet the course requirements as outlined on the program webpage (be sure to check prerequisites)

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY
In order to receive a scholarship, you must...

  • apply by the application deadline date
  • be a degree-seeking student at Valencia College (you can get a scholarship after graduation as long as the program runs by the following semester so, for example, students who graduate in the fall term can get a scholarship for the spring term but not the summer term)
  • have not received a study abroad scholarship within the current academic year
  • be enrolled in at least 3 additional credits other than the study abroad program in the term of travel for spring (this does not apply for summer programs)
  • have completed at least one semester with Valencia within the last year
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 at application deadline
  • attend the mandatory SAGE orientation session and all meetings with your program leader
  • obtain a grade of C or better in the study abroad course
  • submit a thank you card to your donor addressed to "My Esteemed Donor"
  • complete the online course evaluation at the end of the program

STEPS TO APPLY

  1. Review the program options and select a program
  2. Contact the program leader or SAGE Office if you have any questions
  3. Meet with a study abroad advisor if you have any concerns or questions about the course or financial aid
  4. Complete the online application on your program webpage.  Please use Google Chrome as your Web Browser when filling out the application. 
  5. Receive an eligibility verification letter via email from the SAGE Office
  6. Take the eligibility verification letter to any campus Business Office and pay the $250 deposit (be sure to get a receipt)
  7. Receive the program acceptance letter
  8. Add the SAGE orientation date and all your program meeting dates to your calendar and make arrangements to attend all meetings (you can find the meeting dates in the Program Booklet located on the program webpage)

NON-U.S. PASSPORT HOLDERS

  1. Before you apply, verify if you need a visa (it is usually a tourist visa that you will need) and what the requirements are at www.visahq.com
  2. Contact the program country embassy to confirm the requirements
  3. You can only get conditional acceptance into a program. A place may be held for you up to the program payment deadline, but you must secure the visa before we can enroll you.
  4. Please note that not all visas are approved and you will have to do this at your own expense and risk
  5. If you are at Valencia on an F or J visa, you must meet with an international advisor to see if there are any travel restrictions on your visa

Neither the SAGE office nor the International Student Services office is trained to handle tourist visa questions. You must contact the resources listed above.

DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS

  1. You must check in with the Dual Enrollment office prior to applying: dualenrollment@valenciacollege.edu or call 407-582-1600
  2. The course must be 3 credits and your high school must accept it for credit and this should be done BEFORE you apply
  3. You must be 18 years old at the time of departure
  4. You do not qualify for a scholarship unless you have graduated, declared degree seeking at Valencia after graduation, and have at least 12 college credits

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