SAAGE (Stanford Academic Alliance for Global Enrichment) is a community-based academic partnership between multiple Bay Area high schools and Stanford University. The SAAGE program accepts highly-qualified students to take part in multi-disciplinary academic training under the supervision and advisement of professors and graduate students at Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies.
The mission of the SAAGE program is to provide a mutually beneficial academic partnership aimed at exchanging knowledge and skills relevant to the study of Latin America. We strive to provide a platform both for students and teachers to learn and build upon the significance of Latin American studies via three primary academic arenas: culture and society, political economy, and environment and ecology.
Through a variety of pedagogical tools, including field visits, multi-media presentations, literature, film, and current-event newspapers, students and teachers gain expansive knowledge of various aspects of Latin American studies which can be utilized both in future academic and community-based work.The program cultivates in a student collaboration to create a final project to be showcased at an end of the year open-university event.
For more information on the 2012-13 program, please see the 2012-13 SAAGE Program Flyer.
SAAGE is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and serves to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of Latin America, and to broaden Latin-America area studies training across all disciplines.