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UAH Honors is pleased to offer support to Honors Students seeking to Study Abroad. SAGA is not an actual grant, but a travel reimbursement that enables opportunities for Honors students to study abroad, provide a unique way to earn Honors credit, and enhance international awareness and students' knowledge of other cultures, languages, and lands. For more information on the Study Abroad program at UAH, please visit https://www.uah.edu/study-abroad.


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SAGA Deadline for spring 2021 travel is October 23, 2020


Honors Study  Abroad Course Spring 2020

Honors will be offering our first study abroad course in Spring 2020.  This 2 hour HON 301 course will meet spring 2020 and be followed by a 1 hour HON 301 course in May 2020.  The May course will include a 2 week trip to Germany. This course requires an application.  Decisions will be made in December 2019.  At that point, the accepted applicants will register for the Spring 2020 course. This course is not eligible for the SAGA grant but accepted applicants will receive a $1000 scholarship. To apply or for more information, please click here

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SAGA Basics

UAH Honors will pay a student’s airfare for approved study abroad programs of any length.

  • Approved program means any UAH faculty-led or exchange program. Examples of commonly used programs are  USAC, API, and AIFS. However, there are many options to choose from. We recommend using this database to quickly and easily find Study Abroad opportunities.
  • Airfare will be paid through a stipend, and will not exceed certain amounts determined by average airfare for particular regions.
  • Current schedule of airfare amounts:
    • Africa: $2350
    • Asia: $2000
    • Australia/Oceania: $2,000
    • Central/North America: $850
    • Continental Europe (including Scandinavia): $1,850
    • Middle East: $1,950
    • South America: $1,950
    • United Kingdom: $1,750
  • The moneys for this grant come directly from the Honors Student Fee.

Application for SAGA

  • Students should begin the process by selecting the program or exchange that interests them, and meeting with Beth Wilson and the Director of the Office of Study Abroad to go over requirements. 
  • Once a student has chosen a program, they may apply for the Study Abroad Grant for Airfare. Note: Students must have been accepted by the program in order to be reimbursed for airfare.
  • Selection will be made by an ad hoc selection committee composed of members of the Honors Council and additional members with expertise in global studies, study abroad, and foreign cultures and languages.
  • See the Honors SAGA checklist for more information.


  • Students must have completed 6 hours Honors Credit at the time the study abroad program begins.
  • They must be in good standing in Honors. They may apply while on Honors Probation.
  • They must have made application or be in the process of making application to the study abroad program of their choice

Earning Honors Credit

Students can earn Honors credits for study abroad. Once study abroad credits appear on the transcript, students can have up to 3 credit hours “honorized.” (In some exceptional cases, the Honors College may choose to honorize more than 3 credits; for example, students who enroll full time for a semester or more may receive more than 3 credits.) All Honors credit awarded depends on a transcript review. Please notify the Honors Advisor when your Study Abroad credit is on your transcript.

Sharing your SAGA

Honors Students are required to generate a weekly “share” of their study abroad experience. This can take the form of a blog, a photo-journal, video, etc. It is essential that students share their experience with other students if they receive the SAGA. (They can “share their SAGA”!)

For more information on SAGA, contact the Honors College Advisor, Beth Wilson.