• Australia
    • Sydney
8 weeks

Program Details

Weekly Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Sage Corps Skills Academy
Resume review
Interview preparation training
Pre-departure advising
2-day Orientation
Welcome, midpoint, and final cohort dinner
Internship with startup
Weekly events
Medical insurance
24/7 local staff support
3-6 optional academic credits

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa
Aug 01, 2023
Jan 17, 2024
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About Program

Spend your summer interning in Sydney! Sage Corps is an international internship program that sends students to work with startups.

We design our programs to teach students valuable skills for trending jobs. First, students spend 50+ hours completing hard skill training modules as part of our Sage Corps Skills Academy. Next, students intern at global startups where they gain real world experience, either in-person with a cohort or remotely from home.

Our programs help college students and recent graduates accelerate their careers, and prepare for a competitive job market in the global economy. After completing our program, students join a talented alumni community of like-minded young professionals who accept full time positions at some of the world’s top international companies and startups.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Sage Corps for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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Program Highlights

  • Make the most of your summer by spending 8-weeks in Sydney, gaining valuable work experience at a startup across a variety of industries
  • Live with other Sage Corps interns in centrally located apartment style housing
  • Find out why The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Global Liveability Index 2019 put Sydney in the top 3 most livable cities in the world thanks to it’s amazing culture, environment and infrastructure
  • Spend your weekends exploring Sydney’s famous beaches, cafes, and nightlife in what is also one of the world’s safest cities
  • Gain unique global experience that will make you stand out in future job interview

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Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
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  • Academics 5
  • Support 4.5
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  • Growth 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

Transformative Internship Experience Abroad

My internship experience in Australia at an ed tech company was nothing short of exceptional. Sage Corps not only places students in dynamic work environments but also ensures that the internships provide valuable and practical learning experiences. The exposure to a start-up culture allowed me to contribute meaningfully to my host company while developing essential skills for my future career.

One of the standout aspects of the Sage Corps program is the opportunity for extensive travel and exploration. During my time in Australia, I had the chance to immerse myself in the diverse landscapes and vibrant culture. From scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef to exploring the enchanting rainforests, every moment was an adventure. The program's structure encourages participants to make the most of their time abroad, fostering a sense of curiosity and discovery.

Lastly, being part of a cohort of students added immense value to my Sage Corps experience. The program creates a supportive community that extends beyond the workplace. The friendships I forged during my time abroad are enduring, and we continue to stay in touch, sharing our post-program journeys and supporting each other's endeavors. The sense of camaraderie fostered by Sage Corps is a testament to the program's commitment to creating a holistic experience for its participants. Highly recommended!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
  • Ease of finding internship
  • Part of cohort
  • Price
17 people found this review helpful.
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Life Changing!

I am absolutely thrilled with my Sage Corps experience! Without a doubt, this past summer stands out as the most remarkable season of my life. I had the incredible opportunity to connect with numerous individuals in my age group who shared similar aspirations. Together, we embarked on journeys, shared our ambitions, and even cohabited, with some of these newfound companions becoming cherished friends.

This program afforded me the invaluable chance to establish international connections, and my time in Sydney was nothing short of spectacular. Witnessing diverse ways of life across the globe was truly eye-opening, enriching my understanding of the world. I am now equipped with a wealth of knowledge gleaned from this global adventure, and it has left me with an insatiable desire to continue exploring new horizons.

My initial motivation for studying and interning abroad was to discover more about myself on both a personal and professional level, and I can confidently say that Sage Corps not only met but exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable.

35 people found this review helpful.
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Life-changing and eye-opening experience!

I wanted to study/intern abroad to learn more about myself both personally and professionally, and Sage Corps gave me exactly what I wanted and more. My internship options were tailored exactly to my interests, and from seeing my cohorts' placements it seemed that was the case for everybody. The internship-matching process is one of the things that stands Sage Corps out from other intern-abroad programs, among their commitment to cultural immersion and student safety. We had lovely Sage Corps staff in Sydney that helped us feel looked after and supported while being in a foreign country, and this local staff was also able to pick out the best cultural and professional events for us to attend. Sage Corps also has a large and lively alumni base that was happy to connect with Sage Corps prospects before going abroad (I connected with alumni from the program in 2018 and 2019!). Despite all this, along with boosting my resume and professional experience with my dream internship, the people in my cohort are what made this experience the most special. Getting to live abroad for 2 months with students from all over the country in a multitude of disciplines (hand-picked by Sage Corps staff to ensure everyone is like-minded and driven) made for a truly life-changing experience that I am thankful for every day.

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63 people found this review helpful.
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An Inspirational Experience that Changed My Life

When I first learned about Sage Corps and its study abroad programs, I didn’t think much of it. I applied for the program and chose to study in Sydney, Australia. I didn’t believe I was traveling to Australia, even when I got accepted into the Sydney Program! After boarding my first flight, I still didn’t feel like I was going to Australia.

My time in Sydney was an eye-opening and life-changing experience. The first thing I noticed was the Australian community. The places I traveled, people were welcoming and offered their help whenever they could. The amount of diversity and culture was astonishing! There were all types of people from all over the world here in one city. I loved it so much. Exploring Sydney’s nature, landmarks, and city life were beautiful. Sydney has the best of both worlds: nature and the city. If you prefer nature, there is plenty of natural aesthetics throughout the suburbs, as well as beaches, mountains, parks, etc. If you enjoy the city more, there are many activities to explore , like the famous landmarks: the Sydney Bridge, the Opera House, QVB, etc. When I traveled to Australia, there were always events that were going on that promoted culture, holidays, self-care, and many other things!

I was fortunate to meet a group of Sage Corps interns who shared a similar mindset and appreciated the opportunities in Sydney. The people I met made Australia feel like another home to me. I’m honored and happy that I had the pleasure of sharing the memories and experiences I created with this group of people. I still think of them today :)

My internship experience at Breakawave made a significant impact on my life. The company is about sourcing services and goods that customers need. The foundation and story behind Breakawave are inspirational and admirable because it is all about paying it forward. I had the pleasure of meeting the founder, Jonny Baird, who showed me how to view life with positivity and opportunities. I learned a lot about the little things in life that can make a huge impact. Zac Deane is another inspiring person who I met because of Breakawave. He showed me a side of health that I was not unaware and how everything can impact how you feel. Jonny and Zac both hold a tremendous amount of knowledge and share it to the world out of their kindness.

The opportunity that Sage Corps provides is more than I could ever ask. Everyone has a different story and path with their study abroad journey.
"Travel is the best investment you can make in yourself" is a quote I truly felt after Australia. Needless to say, I appreciate every experience with Sage Corps.

Thank you.

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75 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing experience with Sage Corps!

I had an amazing experience thanks to Sage Corps. Before coming to Australia, I thought I would be so worried and nervous about working in another country for 2 months. Surprisingly, I wasn't. I wasn't stressed because Sage Corps organized my housing, connected me with potential employers, and had city managers I could talk to about my life in Melbourne. The only thing I had to do was book flights. Even though it would have been nice to get a detailed schedule of the program before it started, the city and community managers of Sage Corps were very responsive to my inquiries.

I am so glad I decided to do this program because I had the best internship experience. I thought my first ever internship would mostly be composed of printing documents and getting coffee. However, my experience was the total opposite. I was given a lot of responsibilities and all of my work went into great use. I was making a difference in my workplace. My coworkers were very welcoming and inspiring. At the end of 2 months, I didn't want to leave.

I loved the city of Melbourne as well. It is filled with culture, kind people, and good food. The architecture is beautiful and the wall arts give the city more character. It is easy to get around the city thanks to all the public transportation. Also, there is always something to do, ranging from visiting the winter markets to going on a bar crawl.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this program. It was one of the best experiences I've had.

What would you improve about this program?
1. I would lower the cost.
2. I would choose professional workshops that are related to what the students are studying and what they would be interested in.
120 people found this review helpful.
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Sage Corps Sydney

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that Sage Corps provided me with to gain valuable work experience while traveling to new destinations around the world.
In December of 2016, during the first semester of my junior year of college, I had no idea what I was going to do the following summer. I was living with two guys who were going to study abroad, and I was very jealous of them because my curriculum did not allow for me to take a semester to study abroad. It was always something that I had planned on doing and looked forward to doing, but I was not able to. I did not have a summer internship lined up and I knew that I needed one. So at this time there were two things on my agenda: find a summer internship and find a way to travel abroad.
In comes Sage Corps, who allowed me to do both. After a few discussions with Matt Meltzer about the program, I knew this was something I wanted to do. The application process was very smooth, and thankfully I got accepted to go work and live in Sydney, Australia for three months.
Another thing that attracted me to Sage Corps was the exposure to the startup industry. My previous work experience was with bigger companies, and I was very intrigued by the opportunity to go work at a smaller company where I had more responsibility and freedom within my role. In addition, Sage Corps staff connected our cohort in Sydney with a local individual in the startup community there who brought us around to networking and teambuilding events.
Overall, I really enjoyed my summer with Sage Corps in Sydney and would highly recommend the program to anyone trying to broaden their work experience while traveling to new places that you might not get to travel to otherwise.

99 people found this review helpful.
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8 weeks interning in Sydney

I just returned from my Sage Corps experience in Sydney, Australia. Sage provided me with a great internship, set up well located housing for me and put me in contact with a member of Sage Corps in the city for questions, recommendations and advice. I left Sydney (reluctantly) with not only lifelong friends, connections and one of a kind experience, but a job offer as well. As with anything, the Sage Corps experience is what you make it. Sage gave me all the resources I needed to get settled into a new city and job and then was very hands-off, save the weekly talks they set up.

What would you improve about this program?
The options for healthcare while abroad could've been clearer- otherwise great.
113 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Alicia, Thank you for your question. Yes, many of our international internships at startups focus on design - specifically UX/UI design and/or graphic design. I hope that helps, but if you have more questions you can email campusrelations@sagecorps.com! Thanks, Matt