An Academic Affiliate is an institution outside of the United States that has adopted a portion of the curriculum of Broward College. Students attending the school are generally from the local area. The course numbers, titles, descriptions, outlines and student learning outcomes are the same as students follow in Florida. These courses are taught in English typically by local faculty in the host country who meet the qualifications as required by our regional accrediting body, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) and are approved by Broward College. However, students taking courses at an Academic Affiliate are not Broward College students because the academic programs offered at the Affiliate have not yet been approved by SACS. Thus, at the Academic Affiliate level, all of the grades and courses are recorded by the host institution, not by Broward College.