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Student Affairs Global Experience

Student Affairs Global Experience

About SAGE

The Division of Student Affairs developed the Student Affairs Global Experience program to provide a global immersion experience for our students.  SAGE annually provides opportunities for students to gain exposure to world travel experiences as we live and work in an increasingly interdependent world.

The program is designed to provide students with the tools and leadership skills necessary to becoming a global citizen. Students, faculty and staff have traveled to Rome, Paris, Egypt, and Japan. The Office of Student Life and Engagement works with the Student Government to identify the trip location.

The Student Affairs Global Experience is an outstanding learning experience that provides meaningful connections with Spelman students studying abroad in addition to connecting to the educational, political and social climate which significantly enhances the overall student growth and development. Our students learned a lot about themselves and other cultures as they are able to successfully immerse themselves into various world cultures.

The SAGE program fees range from $1,900 to $3,300, and include round trip airfare, bus transfers, internal flights, overnight stays in private hotel bathrooms, lunch/dinners, full-time guide, sightseeing tours and special attractions. Students are supported by faculty and staff chaperone.

The Student Government Association also provides scholarship opportunities for students in need of financial assistance. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement at 404-270-5136 or email

barcelona spain

Winter Trip to Barcelona, Spain

Who:  SAGE traveling with 27 students and four Spelman College staff members

When: Dec. 15-21, 2016

What:  A short-term study tour designed to support the Spelman College mission and deepen and enrich the development and educational experience of Spelman students. 

Through discussion, journaling, reflection, and visits throughout the city of Barcelona students will be able to expand their understanding of Catalonian culture.  

This holistic educational experience will afford students an opportunity to identify the differences and commonalities of two world societies based on political, economic, social, and/or cultural values. Students will also be able to learn about the intersections of art, history and architecture. 

Discover more about visit:Barcelona, and return to this page for photos and reflections upon the students' return.