Ghana: Engineering in Ghana Study Abroad Evaluation: Summer 2014

Please complete the following program evaluation. Be as candid and thoughtful as possible.



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1.) Today's Date
      




2.) First and last name (optional)
      




3.) Preferred e-mail address (optional)
      




Participant



4.) Was this your first trip abroad?





5.) If no, please describe briefly your previous experience(s) abroad:
      




Rate your reasons for participating in this program by level of importance.



6.) To study courses in my major




7.) To study courses outside major




8.) To see places or events of interest




9.) To experience another culture




10.) To be independent




11.) For rest, recreation or a change




12.) List additional goals you wanted to accomplish by studying abroad:
      




13.) Please indicate the extent to which you were able to achieve your goals:
      




Orientation

Please indicate your level of satisfaction with your orientation program(s).
If orientation was not provided, please mark "not applicable."



14.) Program-specific orientation prior to departure




15.) Bobcats Abroad pre-departure orientation




16.) On-site orientation




17.) What additional information would have been helpful to have prior to departure?
      




On-Site Support Services

Please indicate your level of satisfaction with each resource. If a resource was unavailable or you did not use it, please indicate "Not Applicable."



18.) Program director




19.) On-site academic advising




20.) On-site personal advising/support




21.) Instructional facilities




22.) Instructional resources




23.) Health services




24.) Recreational facilities




25.) Coordination between host and sponsoring institution




Transportation



26.) Please describe your impressions of program-arranged travel (chartered buses, airport transportation, etc.).
      




Food and Housing



27.) Rate your level of satisfaction with your housing.




28.) Comments:
      




29.) Where did you eat your meals? Indicate your level of satisfaction with each source.
      




Academic Program



30.) I feel I was correctly placed in my class(es) abroad.





31.) If no, please explain.
      




32.) Classes were as rigorous as OU classes.




33.) What advantages did you gain from taking classes in the host country rather than at OU?
      




Academic program



34.) Please indicate the method of delivery for your courses you took while abroad.
(check all that apply)








35.) If other, please describe.
      




Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement by selecting the appropriate response.



36.) Prerequisites were reasonable.




37.) This was the wrong program for me.




38.) Instructors were effective.




39.) Criteria for student evaluation were fair.




40.) Program was intellectually challenging.




41.) The same material is covered at OU.




42.) Creative work/ideas were recognized.




43.) Instructors were stimulating.




44.) Students were stimulating.




45.) I was free to work at my own pace.




46.) Grading was adequately explained up front.




47.) Please rate your overall academic experience.




48.) Comments:
      




Financial Information



49.) Do you feel that you were accurately informed of the total out-of-pocket costs of the program? If no, please explain.
      




50.) How much would you recommend that a student going on this program take for personal expenses (including meals not included in the program cost)?









51.) In which categories did you spend the most money? (e.g. food, local transportation,independent travel, books, postage, phone, gifts, entertainment, other)
      




52.) What was your biggest unexpected expense?
      




Individual Development
Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement by clicking the appropriate response.



53.) Study abroad has made me more receptive to different ideas.




54.) I've gained better insight into myself.




55.) I have a greater sense of self-confidence.




56.) I have increased interest in social issues.




57.) My interest in world events has increased.




58.) My interest in the arts has increased.




59.) My study abroad experience has changed my plans for my major.




60.) My study abroad experience has changed my career plans.




61.) My tolerance of other people and customs has increased.




62.) I understand the U.S. better.




63.) My ability to adapt to new situations has increased.




64.) I am more interested in academics.




Social and Cultural Experience



65.) Sufficient contact with host country nationals.




66.) Sufficient contact with other internationals




67.) Too much contact with Americans.




68.) I was able to form close friendships with internationals




69.) Program structure facilitated contact with the local culture.




Overall Evaluation



70.) How satisfied are you with your study abroad experience?
      




71.) What was the most satisfactory aspect of the program? Explain.
      




72.) What was the least satisfactory aspect of the program? Explain.
      




73.) What are the main benefits you received as a result of your experience abroad?
      




74.) What students are best suited for this program?
      




75.) What changes if any would you make in this program?
      




76.) Before studying abroad, what do you wish you had known?
      




77.) Please add any other comments or suggestions.
      




78.) May we release your name to students interested in this program? (if yes, please double check that your name is listed at the top of this page)





79.) Would you be interested in helping with future orientations for program participants?



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