SALA (Study Abroad Learning Assessment)

Study Abroad Learning Assessment (SALA) evaluates the language skills and cultural competencies students gain during their study abroad experiences. SALA involves measuring improvements in speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, as well as intercultural understanding and adaptation. Assessments may include pre- and post-program tests, reflective journals, interviews, and project presentations. SALA helps educators understand the impact of study abroad programs, identify areas for improvement, and validate the benefits of immersive language learning experiences.