Otis Center for International Education

Travel Study Student Survey

This survey has been designed in an effort to continuously assess and improve Travel Study programs affiliated with and operated by OTIS College of Art and Design. Please take a moment to complete this survey. Your response is most appreciated. If you would like to include your contact information so that we can contact you for further clarification, please feel free to do so.

The first six questions are optional. The rest (all numbered questions) are required

 
 
Time-period for the program:
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

All the following questions are required

A. Prior to your departure, you received an orientation to provide you with information relevant to your upcoming study abroad experience. Did the pre-departure orientation program provide you with sufficient information to prepare you for the experience with respect to the following categories?

  1. Background information with respect to the host country, including cultural differences:
           
     
  2. Travel arrangements, including obtaining visas, immunizations, and packing tips:
           
     
  3. Information regarding any travel warnings:
           
     
  4. Discussion regarding safety and crime risks at the host location:
           
     
  5. Emergency procedures and specific plans with regards to crisis management:
           
     
  6. Health insurance and the review of the health coverage for the duration of travel:
           
     
  7. Health related topics including obtaining medication overseas and carrying sufficient amount of medication at the time of travel:
           
     
  8. Information with respect to emergency medical assistance, emergency evacuation and repatriation processes:
           
     
  9. Standards of Behavior for all participants and review of the terms of participation agreement:
           
     
  10. Department of State warnings:
           
     
  11. Communication processes to address an emergency:
           
     
  12. Special assistance for participants with specific needs:
           
     
  13. Academic information:
           
     
  14. Deadlines and timelines including the logistics of the travel:
           
     
  15. Information about Travel Study found on the International Education website:
           
     


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B. Upon arrival to the host location, you received an on-site orientation. Did the on-site orientation program provide you with sufficient information to prepare you for the experience with respect to the following categories?

  1. Event schedule and itinerary:
           
     
  2. Expectations, including attendance in all planned programs:
           
     
  3. Standards of Behavior including the use of alcohol or drugs:
           
     
  4. Safety:
           
     
  5. Emergency situations:
           
     
  6. Meeting places in case of an emergency:
           
     
  7. Location of the U.S. Embassy and the process to sign up with the embassy:
           
     
  8. Medical information such as hospital locations and review of health insurance:
           
     
  9. Financial information and money matters:
           
     
  10. Local information and cultural adjustment:
           
     
  11. Review of Emergency Contact information:
           
     
  12. Did you receive adequate academic advisement prior to your departure?
           
     
  13. Were the Faculty members on your program:
           
     
  14. Was the Program Provider used on your program:
               
     
  15. Was the program cost realistic?
           
     
  16. Reflecting on your experience, was it helpful to you academically?
           
     
  17. Reflecting on your experience, did it provide you with the opportunity to engage with the local culture?
           
     
  18. Reflecting on your experience, did the program provide you with the opportunity to realize the importance of establishing new relationships within a culture different from your own?
           
     
  19. Reflecting on your experience, did the program provide you with the opportunity to learn about a new culture and realize the importance of utilizing independent judgment?
           
     
  20. Did the program offer you the opportunity to meet new individuals from cultures different from your own?
           
     
  21. Did the program provide you with the opportunity to interact with individuals from cultures different from your own?
           
     


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