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Language Institute

A study abroad center whose primary mission is language instruction. Some language institutes also provide foreign language instruction to students from the host country.

Language of Instruction

the primary language in which a course is conducted/taught

Language Program

A study abroad program whose primary purpose is language instruction. Includes such variants as language institutes, language-focused programs for foreigners at host universities, and language-focused programs run by U.S. universities.

Leave of Absence

A formally arranged period of time taken away from college or university as a break from studies. Institutions have requirements detailing how long a student may be gone and how to re-enroll.

Local Community

community in which an education abroad (3.11) participant (3.31) lives and/or studies