Spring at Sage 2023: Seminars and Travel Options Available!

Izzy De Leon, Senior Editor

All students gathered in the Ube gym on Tuesday, September 27 in anticipation for the Spring at Sage assembly to learn about the Spring at Sage travel and seminar options for the 2022-2023 school year.

Spring at Sage is a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves in different cultures, traditions, activities, and more. Implemented in 2011, Spring at Sage has hosted numerous international and domestic trips, in addition to seminars that range from Financial Literacy to Harry Potter and the Universal Journey.

The 2021-2022 school year was the first year back to travel after the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition to seminars that are available to all grades — such as The Art of Critiquing, Dungeons and Dragons, and Healthy Habits Boot Camp — sophomores, juniors, and seniors were able to travel both domestically and internationally. Some of the trips included places like New York, Colorado and New Mexico, Puerto Rico, French Polynesia, Bermuda, and Iceland.

“I liked doing things in French Polynesia that I would not have done on a trip with my family; like visiting a cultural center in Moorea and eating traditional food made in an underground oven,” said senior Avery Watson.

During the Spring at Sage assembly, there was a palpable excitement among students as they were introduced to this year’s options. The theme of this year’s Spring at Sage is global pillars of engagement through civic engagement, equity and justice, innovation, leadership, and sustainability. There are 21 seminars available for on-campus experiences.

In terms of trips open to all four grades, students can travel to Chicago, Detroit, Mexico City & Oaxaca, Montreal & Quebec City, Southern California for Poetic Surfing, and the Yukon. Students in 10th grade and above can travel internationally to Ecuador, Fiji, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand, and Uruguay. 

“The trip to Mexico sounds really exciting since I would have the opportunity to learn about the culture and connect to my roots,” said sophomore Max Gonzales.

Each trip has its own focus. For example, students interested in cars and the auto industry may enjoy a trip to Detroit, whereas students interested in international relations and centers for justice and peace may enjoy the trip to the Netherlands.