Studying abroad allows students to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and culture of a new land. Even though the pandemic has severely impacted the programs for studying abroad, online communities have been helping those seeking guidance on the road to study overseas. For Ewha, SAGE is paving the way for students entering the global world.
SAGE (Studying Abroad Graduates of Ewha), established in April of 2019, is a network of Ewha students preparing to study abroad and those who are or have been studying abroad.
Ewha undergraduates and graduates preparing for a degree overseas share preparation materials, such as admission reports, study notes, and scholarships.
Starting off as a small group of students exchanging information, SAGE now operates a Naver Cafe, which is their main ground for active networking.
Since its establishment, SAGE has been inducing active communication by holding events, such as briefing sessions, special lectures, and seminars of studying overseas.
In the meantime, SAGE has mainly hosted briefing sessions on studying abroad for master's and doctoral degrees, inviting mentors to share information.
SAGE opened its first career seminar on Feb. 26 via Zoom, specifically focusing on the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the United States and Germany.
The first session was covered by a student from the Duke Fuqua MBA class of 2024, who is currently working in global marketing in Korea. She gave out a presentation on the appropriate timing to go on an MBA, and the preparations for it, along with realistic tips of what to do during preparation.
A student from the University of Mannheim Master in Management (MMM) with a master’s degree in Information Systems covered the second session. Her speech was about preparing for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and getting a job regarding data. She also informed the pros and cons of studying for a master’s degree in Germany.