Participating in study abroad:

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Participating in study abroad: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

Increased my understanding of other cultures

12

8

0

0

0

Increased my level of comfort with people who are different

12

8

0

0

0

Increased my understanding of my own culture

13

7

0

0

0

Increased my understanding of international issues

7

11

0

0

2

Increased my understanding of critical social issues

7

10

1

0

2

Enhanced my self-reliance and independence

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3

0

0

0

Increased my ability to cope with unfamiliar situations

14

6

0

0

0

Enhanced my critical thinking skills

10

8

1

1

0

Improved my problem-solving skills

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6

3

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0

Helped develop my leadership skills

8

9

2

0

0

I chose my courses based on: (check all that apply) Answer

New Zealand

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Recommendations from past students or IFSA-Butler staff

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0

The courses contributed to the academic degree I am seeking

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Courses sounded interesting

16

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Home college faculty/advisor recommendation

4

0

My program had a set curriculum

2

0

My friend(s) also took the courses

4

0

The courses were easy

4

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The courses fit into my schedule

9

0

Other (please specify)

0

0

Total

59

0

Did you use academic support services provided by IFSA-Butler in your host country? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

5

0

No

14

0

Total

19

0

What IFSA-Butler academic support services did you use? Answer

New Zealand

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Course registration assistance

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Paper/essay writing assistance

0

0

Tutors

0

0

Other (please explain)

0

0

General questions about academics in your host country

5

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Total

6

0

The academic support you received from IFSAButler abroad was: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Strongly disagree

Disagree

Not sure

Easily accessible

4

0

0

0

1

Useful

3

2

0

0

0

Accurate

4

1

0

0

0

By the end of your time abroad, do you feel the workload you carried while abroad was: Answer

New Zealand

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Less than you could reasonably handle

5

0

Just right

11

0

Difficult but manageable

2

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More than you could reasonably handle

1

0

Total

19

0

Did you participate in one or more IFSA-Butler sponsored social events or group excursions? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

19

0

No

0

0

Total

19

0

My participation in one or more IFSA-Butler sponsored social events or group excursions: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

Not sure

Created a connection with my peers in a non-academic setting

13

4

2

0

0

Created a connection with IFSAButler staff in a non-academic setting

14

5

0

0

0

Increased my cultural knowledge

13

5

1

0

0

Exposed me to new activities

14

5

0

0

0

Did you participate in groups or activities sponsored by your host university? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

13

0

No

6

0

Total

19

0

My participation in events and/or extracurricular activities sponsored by the host university: Question

Strongly Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

Created a connection with my peers in a non-academic setting

9

4

0

0

0

Increased my cultural knowledge

7

6

0

0

0

Exposed me to new activities

9

4

0

0

0

Would you recommend host university events and extracurricular activities to future students? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

17

0

No

2

0

Total

19

0

Were you in contact with the IFSA-Butler resident staff for any reason after orientation? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

10

0

No

9

0

Total

19

0

The IFSA-Butler resident staff: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

Responded to my communications quickly

7

2

0

0

0

Answered my questions adequately

8

1

0

0

0

Were accessible to help me

8

1

0

0

0

Were professional

7

2

0

0

0

Were friendly

8

1

0

0

0

Were helpful in assisting me with any issues or emergencies that I had

7

2

0

0

0

Did you have a medical or psychological issue that required you to use the IFSA-Butler CISI insurance? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

1

0

No

17

0

Total

18

0

Regarding the IFSA-Butler health insurance and/or travel assistance coverage you received: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not applicable

Not sure

The health insurance coverage met my needs

1

0

0

0

0

0

The travel assistance coverage met my needs

1

0

0

0

0

0

CISI was easy to work with

1

0

0

0

0

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The claims process was simple

1

0

0

0

0

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How helpful was the IFSA-Butler Student Handbook that you received at orientation? Answer

New Zealand

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Not helpful at all

0

0

Somewhat helpful

0

0

Helpful

6

0

Very helpful

4

0

I did not use the Student Handbook

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I did not receive the Student Handbook

0

0

Total

18

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Did IFSA-Butler arrange housing for you or did you arrange housing for yourself? Answer

New Zealand

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IFSA-Butler arranged an apartment or dormitory room for me

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I arranged my own housing

0

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Total

18

0

Given reasonable and customary standards of the host country, did you feel: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

IFSA-Butler prepared you for the housing you received

8

9

0

0

0

The housing you received had adequate facilities

9

7

1

0

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The housing you received was comfortable

9

7

1

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The housing you received was conducive to study

9

5

1

0

2

Did you feel safe in your housing? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

17

0

No

0

0

Total

17

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My academic experience while abroad: Question

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Not sure

Has influenced my career goals

4

9

3

1

2

Has influenced my overall academic goals

5

6

6

1

1

Contributed to my overall global perspective

10

8

0

1

0

Would you recommend participation in IFSAButler activities to future students? Answer

New Zealand

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Yes

18

0

No

0

0

Total

18

0