A partnering institution becomes an International Center when the Broward academic program or programs offered at the host institution have been approved by the Commission on Colleges of SACS. 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. Students who study in a Broward College program at an International Center are students of Broward College. This means that student coursework will appear on a Broward College transcript, and students who successfully complete the program requirements will earn an Associate's degree from Broward College. Most institutions that have become an International Center started as an Academic Affiliate.