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Post Study Abroad Survey

Name:
Program:
Country, city in which you studied:
Semester Abroad: Year:
Major:
This program was selected for:

Logistics

1. The meetings held for planning the study abroad trip were effective. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
2. The number of meetings that were held was just right. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
3. Did you participate in any of the pre-departure meeting prior to leaving campus? Yes No
4. Did the program/university send you adequate information before your departure about important details of living overseas (e.g., entry permit for the country, banking, housing, health costs)? Yes No
5. The publicity materials describing the program were accurate. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
6. Was there a pre-departure orientation session? Yes No
7. The pre-departure and on-site orientation provided was adequate. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
8. I felt that the room and the meals provided to us at the hotel that we stayed were excellent. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
9. The accommodations provided were accessible to classes, retail stores, and public transportation. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
10. I felt that we had just the right number of tours and group visits on this trip. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
11.The on-site administrators were helpful and approachable Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
12. The total cost of the trip was about what I thought it would be Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
13. Overall , the preparations made for the trip were adequate Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
14. I feel that the faculty/instructor involved, has overcome the logistical challenges of organizing such an activity and made the trip an enjoyable experience for the participants Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
15.Please feel free to include any other comments/concerns about the logistical aspects of your trip (i.e. regarding preparatory meetings, cost of your trip, etc):

Cultural

1. I found that the classes I took at the University of Akron taught me and helped me adapt to the cultural difference in the country of my visit(s). Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
2. Differences in cultural attitudes made it very difficult to adjust in the country of my visit. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
3. Most of my time outside of class was spent with people who call that country, region, or culture their home. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
4. The traveling I did enhanced my understanding of the country, region, or culture in which I lived. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
5. My proficiency with a language other than English improved greatly. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
6. Overall the trip gave me an insight into the cultural features of the visited country's society. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
7. What was the biggest challenge in adjusting to the different culture?

Education

1. I found that the classes I took at the University of Akron prepared me for the courses at the university I studied abroad at. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
2. Did the trip have visits to corporate offices or companies? Yes No
3. if yes what was the nature of the company/business visited
4. And, I felt that the company visits in the country visited, were valuable. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
5. Did you do research or an internship abroad? Yes No
6. If yes, describe the experience/project, the amount of time dedicated to it, the positive aspects of the experience & the challenges, how you were evaluated, and whether you received credit. Please also discuss the faculty guidance that you received, if any. If research/ internship/Honors paper/Master’s Thesis, etc. was part of a course, explain how this arrangement worked.
7. Do you think your time abroad will enhance your overall academic program? Yes No
8. If yes, how?
9. The faculty/instructor from the university who accompanied us on the program was enthusiastic and cooperative about helping us on the learning experience of the trip. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
10. The assignments, reports, papers given by the instructor for completing the Study Abroad Course requirement are in line with the primary objectives of a study abroad program Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
11.This trip was of immense value to me in terms of learning global business practices Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
12. Overall, I feel that the study abroad experience made me more aware of global issues Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A

Recreation

1. I felt that sightseeing trips in the visited country were interesting, valuable and enjoyable. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
2. Overall, I felt that the study abroad program was more of fun and enjoyment than learning Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
3. What were some of your sightseeing highlights? Where would you recommend fellow students go?

Miscellaneous

1. Did you feel safe in your host country? Yes No
2. Did you feel that you were academically prepared for your study abroad experience? Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
3. Has this study abroad experience influenced your choice of a major or minor? Yes No
4. Has this study abroad experience influenced your career plans? Yes No
5. Overall, the University of Akron and the receiving school helped make my study abroad trip go smoothly and everything (courses and other activities) was well planned. Disagree Somewhat Disagree Neutral Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree N/A
6. What was the biggest challenge in adjusting to the different culture?
7. What do you recommend to future study abroad students about travel?
8. Are there any educational experiences that were not a part of the trip that you would like to suggest (such as courses offered at the corresponding university, company visits, campus visits to different universities, etc.)?
9. What advice do you have for future study abroad students about finances?
10. Of all of the things I saw and did while on the study abroad program these were my favorite (please list)
11. Of all of the issues that I faced on the trip these are the things that I found to be most challenging:
12. If I were to talk with friends/classmates that were contemplating to go on the next study abroad program, this is what I would recommend:
13. Please add any additional comments or impressions that you feel are important. You may also elaborate on any portion of this evaluation to help improve future programs.