Graduate Student Affairs

Stevens American Graduate Experience (SAGE)


What is SAGE?

The Stevens American Graduate Experience (SAGE) is an exclusive summer enrichment program for incoming international Stevens’ graduate students to immerse themselves in American language, culture, and academics prior to the start of fall semester classes.

What are the benefits of SAGE?

Students who participate will be provided with almost three weeks of on-campus Stevens housing, which overlooks the beautiful New York City skyline. Senior students and staff will help SAGE members find permanent housing in the United States, setup American bank accounts, and purchase an American cell phone.

Additional benefits to participating in the program include:

  • All meals provided during the program
  • Full cost of any activities or transportation
  • Visiting famous New York City landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Time Square, Central Park, and Yankee Stadium
  • Networking opportunities with Stevens’ faculty, administration, staff, and senior students
  • Workshop sessions designed to increase student’s business skills and English communication abilities

Watch our SAGE video below for more information!

YouTube Link


When is SAGE?

This year’s SAGE program will begin on Friday, July 24 and end on August 7. SAGE students are provided housing from Tuesday July 21 at 12:00 pm (EST) through Saturday August 8. We encourage SAGE students to arrive on Tuesday July 21, but they can arrive later as long as they are in Hoboken, New Jersey by Thursday July 23 at the latest. 

Who participates in SAGE?

We had 34 outstanding students who participated in SAGE last year. SAGE students come from all parts of the world. Even if English is your first language, SAGE is a great opportunity to learn more about American life and culture prior to the start of the fall semester as well as a great opportunity to make lifelong friends.

How can I register for SAGE?

Registration for SAGE 2015 is available here! The priority registration deadline is Wednesday, June 10. Students who register after that date will be accepted only if space is available. The final registration deadline is Wednesday, June 24. No registrations will be accepted after that date. 

What is a typical day like for SAGE students?

For an example of a daily SAGE student schedule, please click here  - Sample_2014_SAGE_Daily_Schedule

Scholarship for SAGE.

This year the Office of Graduate Student Affairs will be offering two $1500 scholarships for the 2015 SAGE program. Applicants must be incoming international graduate students enrolling in Fall 2015 at Stevens Institute of Technology. The $1500 scholarship can only be applied to the cost of SAGE. To apply for the scholarship, please send a one-minute video to telling us why you want to participate in the SAGE program. The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 21. 


If you have more questions about the program, please consult our frequently asked question sheet - SAGE_FAQ

If you would prefer to speak with a professional staff member, please feel free to contact us at or 201-216-5633.