Study Abroad Core Questions

Study Abroad courses are evaluated by a unique set of core course and instructor questions.

Questions

Please indicate the title of your program abroad. Please include country and program title/university.

Please rate your agreement with each of the following statements:*

  • The program was well organized.
  • The program was intellectually challenging and stimulating.
  • The workload in the program was reasonable and appropriate.
  • Methods of evaluating student work were fair and appropriate.
  • Overall, this was an excellent program.
  • Comments:

Please rate your agreement with each of the following statements:*

  • The overseas housing was consistent with my expectations.
  • The meals abroad were satisfying and cost no more than I expected.
  • The program excursions were well conducted and effectively integrated into the program.
  • There was an appropriate balance between structured and free time during the program.
  • The program afforded me appropriate opportunities to engage with the local culture.
  • Comments:

Please rate your agreement with each of the following statements:*

  • UB's pre-departure orientation and advisement adequately prepared me for the program.
  • The services and support of the UB Study Abroad Office met my needs.
  • UB's study abroad website was easy to navigate and facilitated my program selection and application.
  • Comments:

Please rate your agreement with each of the following statements:*

  • I developed awareness of societal/cultural problems during this program.
  • This program helped me clarify my future goals.
  • I developed an awareness of my own cultural values and biases.
  • Through this program I have increased my skills in communicating appropriately and effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
  • This study abroad program increased my interest in going abroad again.
  • Comments;

For what primary reason did you enroll in this program?

  • Required for Major
  • Elective for Major
  • Required for General Education
  • Personal Interest
  • Other

Comments:

  • Please comment on the elements of the program you found particularly effective.
  • Please comment on program improvements you would suggest.

Please rate your agree with the following statements about the instructor:*

  • The instructor clearly presented what students should learn (the expected learning outcomes) for the course.
  • The program content (activities, assignments, readings, lectures, etc.) helped me meet the learning expectations set forth by the instructor.
  • The instructor presented material clearly.
  • Overall, this was an excellent instructor/program director.

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*Question evaluates the instructional facilities with a 4-point Likert scale: (1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Agree, 4 = Strongly Agree) each having an option of ‘Not Applicable’. Any answer with a selection of 1 or 2 are followed up with the qualitative question asking for an explanation of the dissatisfaction.