2010 FIPSE Pre-exchange Survey

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1. Please provide the following demographic information which will be used for reporting purposes only. This information will not be linked to your general survey responses.
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2. During which semester will you study abroad?
3. Where is your host institution?
4. Where is your home institution?
5. How did you hear about the FIPSE grant program for study abroad?
6. What were the main factors that influenced your decision to study abroad? Choose any that apply.
7. Would you have been able to study abroad without this financial assistance?
8. Have you ever traveled to another country?
9. Based on your current knowledge,
UnfamiliarSomewhat FamiliarFamiliarVery FamiliarExtremely Familiar
how familiar are you with the cultural aspects of the country of your host institution?
10. Did you attend the FIPSE Orientation Meetings?
11. Please rate the following aspects of the FIPSE Orientation Meetings from most to least helpful in your preparation for study abroad.
Not helpfulSomewhat helpfulHelpfulVery helpfulExtremely helpful
"Maximizing Study Abroad" Book
Talking with exchange students from the host university
Talking with students from your home institution who have studied at the host university
12. What were the strengths of the FIPSE Orientation Meetings? Please check any of the following strengths that were relevant to your experience with these meetings.
13. What were the weaknesses of the FIPSE Orientation Meetings? Please select any of the following weaknesses that were relevant to your experience with these meetings.
14. How would you categorize your ability to speak/read/write the language of your host country today?
15. Do you expect to use the language of your host country in your professional life?
16. Thinking about your future career, if a new and interesting project were proposed to you and it required you to carry on converations with professionals in the language of your host country, would you most likely:
17. Thinking about your future career, if a new and interesting project were proposed to you and it required you to carry on a written correspondence with professionals in the language of your host country, would you most likely:
18. Thinking about your future career, if a new and interesting project were proposed to you and it required you to read a lot of technical documents in the language of your host country, would you most likely:
19. Thinking about your future career, if a new and interesting project were proposed to you and it required you to read a lot of non-technical material in the language of your host country, would you most likely:
20. Thinking about your future career, would a job be more desirable to you if it allowed frequent travel abroad?
21. Thinking about your future career, would a job be more desirable to you if it allowed you to use the language of your host country?
22. Thinking about your future career, would a job be more desirable to you if it allowed you to use your knowledge of the history, culture, society or politics of your host country?
23. Thinking about your future career, would a job be more desirable to you if it allowed you to use your knowledge of the international practice of your profession?
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