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Learning Outcomes and Assessment

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On an ongoing basis, the Office of International Programs’ assessment initiative reviews all BC and external programs to gauge the extent to which students are meeting the following goals and learning outcomes, derived from its mission statement. For more information, contact the OIP Registrar.


Global Mindedness
  • Increased awareness and concern for world affairs.

  • Empathy for others from diverse backgrounds.

  • Sense of responsibility toward others.

Cross-cultural Learning
  • Ability to understand and articulate different viewpoints.

  • Tolerance for ambiguity.

  • Ability to recognize and decipher social cues and norms, and act accordingly within local culture.

Foreign Language Acquisition (in non-English speaking countries)
  • Ability to carry out daily tasks in the host country (for students with no prior host language experience).

  • Advanced host language proficiency (for students with prior host language experience).

Academic Enrichment
  • Further development of disciplinary knowledge and skills.

  • Development of new areas of interest.

  • Ability to understand structure and function in other academic systems.


Mailing address:

Boston College
Office of International Programs
Hovey House, 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3926

Tel.: (617)552-3827
Fax: (617)552-0647