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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 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.

Learning Outcomes

1) The knowledge, skills, and abilities an individual student possesses and can demonstrate upon completion of a learning experience or sequence of learning experiences (for example, in courses, degrees, education abroad programs). In an education abroad context, learning outcomes may include language acquisition, cross-cultural competence, discipline-specific knowledge, and research skills. 2) Advance statements about what students ought to understand or be able to do as a result of a learning experience.

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.