College Closure: Memorial Day
Last Updated: 05/21/2024 08:00 AM

Valencia College will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. All college operations, classes and services will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

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Global Experiences & Events

SAGE provides year-round global experiences including Virtual Exchange and Global Guest Speakers.

National Study Abroad Celebration

Join the SAGE Office each spring term as we celebrate everything study abroad!  Each year, the SAGE Office will host an event celebrating National Study Abroad Day by providing engaging global information sessions.  All events are free and virtual. Click the register button below for a schedule with registration links.

Contact us

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 4:30pm (Virtual appointments only)
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Virtual Exchange and COIL

Connect with students and professors from around the world! Virtual exchange brings together Valencia College students and international partners in a joint effort to collaborate on different projects, goals, and discussions. Virtual exchange as part of a course is typically called Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). COIL courses are offered throughout the year based on professor interest and the establishment of international partnerships. If you’re interested in taking a COIL course, please contact the SAGE Office. In addition to COIL, co-curricular virtual exchange happens throughout the year, especially during International Education Week.

Past COIL Courses:

CIS 2910 IT Capstone (Partnership with Universidad Simón Bolivar in Colombia)
CGS 2100 Computer Fund and Appl (Partnership with University of La Sabana in Colombia)
CIS 2910 IT Capstone (Partnership with UNISON in Sonora, Mexico)

Virtual Study Abroad Experiences

The SAGE Office has virtual study abroad experiences through a partnership with Study Abroad Association.  These experiences are FREE to any Valencia College employee or student.  You just need to use your Valencia College email to register.  Please click here:

Global Guest Speakers

In 2020, SAGE launched the new Global Guest Speaker (GGS) initiative, bringing in industry experts from around the world to engage with faculty and students. Move beyond prescribed classroom activities by experiencing real-world perspectives and interacting with industry professionals. Gain exposure to global practices, markets, mindsets, and cultural/ethical principles. As GGS opportunities are created, the SAGE Team will post in our Events section. Interested in viewing past events? Please view our GGS archive below and email with your request to access the recording link(s) if available:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the Asia-Pacific Region - Babar Jan Haleem
  • Business Culture in Paris – Herbert Faust
  • Emergency Management in Australia – Jason Amos
  • Fishery Industry in Peru - Jorge Risi
  • Healthcare Initiatives in Costa Rica - Miguel Arrieta, Luis Diego Sandi, Ekaterina Rojas
  • Introduction to India - Tejaswini Gopalaswamy
  • Introduction to Peru - Rudy Chalco
  • Overview of Jose Maria da Fonseca and the Wine Industry in Portugal - Antonio Franco Soares
  • Startups, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing in Ireland - Gregory Twohig and Priscillia Charles
  • Sustainability & Ecotourism in Costa Rica - Marvin Araya
  • Visual Commerce Technology in Spain and Globally - Eulogi Bordas Casas
  • Cooking Class from Spain - Chef Victoria
  • Putting a Face on History - A Conversation with Celebrated Author, Joanie Holzer Schirm
  • Healthcare Perspectives in the Dominican Republic - Analyse Giordano
  • Cooking Traditional Moroccan Cuisine - Chef Amanda Belmamoun
  • Cooking Class from the Hotel Baglioni Regina in Rome - Chef Sartori and Chef Palandri 
  • Cosa Rica Formation, Geology, and Volcanology - Indira Calvo Vargas
  • Israel and Palestine: Dual Narrative Experience - Mahmoud Abu Eid and Shai Goren
  • Redefining Normal in Study Abroad - Justin and Alexis Black
  • Black History of Paris - Kevi Donat
  • Heathcare in Liberia - Melvin Tamba
  • Modern Perspectives in Nepal - Jason Shah
  • The Effect of Micro Plastics - Olga Novillo Sanjuan
  • Organic, Sustainable Coffee Making in Colombia - Julian Felipe Gamboa Rodriguez
  • Intersections of Life, Law, and Surviving the Unspeakable - Stanley A. Goldman
  • Intercultural Communication - Lucy Goffe and Brandon Paramo
  • Sustainability in Israel - Anat Harrel
  • Sustainable Ecotourism in Colombia - Simon Willis and Ana Maria Velez
  • Cooking in Tanzania - Ellen Mndima and Gloria Ewald
  • Mediterranean Diet in Italy - Elisabetta Chelo
  • COVID-19 in Costa Rica - Luis Murillo
  • Microsoft Argentina Meet Up - Martin Sciarillo & Yamila Zakhem

SAGE in the News
Date News Article
04/01/2024 Distinguished Graduate: Nyauni Crowelle
12/14/2023 What you Missed at International Education Week 2023 in November
08/03/2023 onsistency WPatience and Cill Win the Race, Not Speed - Global Distinction Student Liz Angela Tillias 
04/19/2023 Wherever life planted her, Hannah Wooten always found her roots
04/11/2023 SAGE Valencia Students Are Bound for Italy
02/24/2023 Celebrate National Study Abroad Day
11/14/2022 International Education Week Valencia Voice
9/23/2022 Short-Term Study Abroad Programs Have Returned
08/01/2022 Featured Colleague Program Leader Professor Marie Trone
5/23/2022 Valencia Global Distinction Student Spotlight: Miguel Bermúdez
4/7/2022 National Nutrition Month Events Embrace Global Cultures, Cuisines and Inclusivity
4/6/2022 East Campus Library Participates in National Study Abroad Celebration Week
3/29/2022  National Study Abroad Celebration 2022
3/4/2022 Child of Holocaust Survivor Presents to College on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
12/14/2021  SAGE Highlights: International Education Week was a Success
10/18/2021 You're Invited to International Education Week
10/4/2021  SAGE Redesigns the Valencia Global Distinction Program
9/17/2021 Featured SAGE & VGD Student - Nadia Vidal
5/31/2021  SAGE Office Brings Global Experiences to IT Students
5/27/2021 Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Comes to Valencia
5/6/2021 National Nutrition Month Celebrated With Virtual Tours
4/1/2021 East Campus Faculty Support Virtual National Study Abroad Celebration
2/9/2021 Big Changes Coming to Study Abroad and Global Experiences
2/9/2021 Celebrate National Study Abroad Day With These Events
1/6/2021 Winter Park Students Collaborate With Koning Willem I College Students on Cross-cultural Project
12/2/2020 SAGE Global Tech Guru Speaks to IT Students
1/2/2020 International Education Week Highlights International Education and Global Citizenship
9/6/2019 Service Learning Study Abroad Group Learns About Pura Vida
11/21/2019 Students Enjoy Valencia World Cup to Mark International Education Week
7/2/2019 Italy’s Vibrant Culture Experienced During Study Abroad Summer Trip
6/28/2019 Students Combine Studying Abroad With Service Learning
10/15/2018 International Education Week Events Coming Soon
9/28/2017 Study Abroad Leadership Program Redesigned
8/22/2017 Students Design New SAGE Website
8/21/2017 Meet the Office of Curriculum Initiatives Team
7/28/2017 Students Visit France and Belgium on SAGE Trip
4/5/2016 Announcing New Leadership for Study Abroad and Global Experiences Office
12/2/2015 International Education Week 2015: A Big Success for East and Winter Park
5/19/2015 Valencia Graduates First “Global Distinction” Students
2/28/2015 Catalina Perez: A Student Finds Purpose through SAGE
11/1/2014 International Students in the USA and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High
10/20/2014 SAGE Update October
10/02/2014 Global Business Sustainability Focus of Summer Study Abroad Program to France and Germany
8/28/2014 Political Science Professor Scott Creamer Leads Study Abroad to France and Belgium
8/15/2014 SAGE Update August
4/15/2014 SAGE Update April
6/22/2014 Business Accounting Professor Stanton Reed Leads Study Abroad Experience in China
5/5/2014 Culinary Students Visit Florence, Italy to Learn Cooking Techniques
3/29/2014 Valencia Ranks Fourth in Nation for Number of Study Abroad Students
12/5/2013 VIEW at East and Winter Park Campuses: A Celebration of International Education
9/11/2013 Study Abroad Professor Steve Myers
8/23/2013 Summer with SAGE – Valencia’s Study Abroad Program
6/27/2013 Bonnie Oliver Travels to China for Study Abroad Course
5/8/2013 Professors, Students to Spend Summer Learning Abroad
11/29/2012 Summer 2013 Study Abroad Opportunities
4/25/2012 Celebrating Study Abroad Program Leaders and Global Education Programs
4/25/2012 Deymond Hoyte Leads Study Abroad Program to China
9/10/2010 "Internationalizing" at Valencia
Global Events

Upcoming Virtual Events!

Monday, November 14, 2022

Introduction to the SAGE Office

Meet the SAGE Office team and learn more about the initiatives the office supports.  Presentation will include information on study abroad, virtual events, and Global Distinction.

Event Times

3:00pm - 4:00pm EST