Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many institutions have suspended on-campus instruction and are holding classes online until further notice. Due to increased travel restrictions, reduced visa services and public health quarantines, study abroad options may be affected. ApplyESL recommends contacting your program of interest and local embassy or consulate to obtain the latest updates.
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ESL Glossary



When money that has been paid to the school is returned to the student. For example, if a student decides to withdraw from the ESL program before the program begins. It is best to research about your school's refund policy, since each school's policies are different.


The act of enrolling at a school.

Required Course

A course that a student has to attend. For example, required ESL courses specifically focus on improving the students' reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.


An apartment-like housing facility located off-campus. Private room or a rooms or rooms shared with other students are available.

Residence Hall

Also known as "Dormitory" (see "Dormitory").