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Outbound Exchange Student Survey – Question Bank

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Name
Gender*
Exchange location, School and Country
Program of Study(at Home University)
Faculty at Host Institution
Country of Citizenship
How many semesters did you stay at the host institution?
Do we have permission to use comment anonymously in promotional materials?
Yes No
Did you attend a Study Abroad information session (individual or group)?
Yes No
If yes, rate how helpful the session was for you
very dissatisfied dissatisfied somewhat satisfied satisfied very satisfied
How can we make the information sessions better?
Did you feel that you were provided with enough information about the host institution prior to departure?
Yes No
Comments
Was the information that you were provided about the host institution clear?
Yes No
Comments
Did you have to apply for a visa or permit?
Yes No
What was the cost of the visa/permit?
Did you receive clear guidance on the visa application process for your host country?
Yes No
Did you have to travel to another province in order to apply for your for the visa?
Yes No
If yes, where?
Other comments about the visa/permit application process
Were you able to pay your U of R tuition on time?
Yes No
Comments
Were you able to register on time for the classes you took on exchange?
Yes No
Comments
Did you experience culture shock during your exchange?
Yes No
If so, how did you deal with your culture shock?
What were some of the biggest cultural differences that you experienced?
Any suggestions on how we can better prepare you to deal with the culture shock?
Do you have any suggestions on best choices of travelling to/from your host destination?
Did you attend or participate in any special events, festivals, or holidays while on exchange. Please explain?
Do you have any suggested or recommended sources of information that would be useful prior to departure?
I had adequate access to the coordinators at the host institution
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
I feel that the coordinators at the host institution were helpful during my stay
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
I had a useful orientation at my exchange institution
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
I felt well-prepared for my experience abroad
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
Was student arrival pick-up available?
Yes No
If not, what are your transportation suggestions to future exchange students?
Other comments
The professors at the host institution were friendly and helpful
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
The university had a good selection of courses
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
Please review the courses you have taken on exchange.
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
Course Name and number
Professor Rating Scale
Comments
What is your assessment of the quality of your host institution’s academics as compared to the UofR?
much better better about the same worse much worse
What is your assessment of the difficulty of the academics at the host institution compared to the UofR?
very difficult difficult about the same easy very easy
What kind of accommodation did you live in?
If other
I found housing to be satisfactory
strongly agree agree disagree strongly disagree
Was bedding provided?
Yes No
Comments
Were there kitchen facilities available?
Yes No
Comments
If so, were utensils/appliances provided?
Yes No
Comments
Was the kitchen shared or private?
shared private
Comments
Quality and convenience of the student residences or accommodation options available to you on your exchange
excellent good fair poor very poor
To what degree did you feel it is necessary to be competent in the local language in order to adequately function in the school/city of your exchange destination?
very necessary somewhat necessary neutral somewhat unnecessary very unnecessary
Level of organization, helpfulness, opportunities for interaction with local students provided and facilitation of involvement in the campus by the host institution exchange coordinator
excellent good fair poor nonexistent
Cost of living at your host institution/country compared to Canada
much higher higher about the same lower much lower
Costs in Canadian dollars of the following
Return flight
Textbooks (total for all courses)
Accommodation ($/month)
Transportation ($/month)
Other necessary fees for exchange
Overall amount I spent while abroad
(including trips and travel)
Comments
Overall impression of your exchange experience and degree to which you would recommend it to other
highly recommend recommend neutral recommend against strongly recommend against
Would you be willing to assist in future recruitment of students and promotion of exchange programs?
Yes No
Would you be willing to assist with services and orientation for incoming exchange students to the U of R?
Yes No
Would you be willing to have your name and information made available as a contact for other students interested in pursuing an exchange?
Yes No
Any further on how we can improve comments?

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