You are being asked to participate in a study conducted by Dr. Gary Rhodes, Dr. Rosalind Raby, and other investigators associated with the Center for Global Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. You were selected as a possible participant in this research study because you have participated in a California community college study abroad program. Your participation in this study is voluntary.
Why is this study being done?
The long-term effects of participating in study abroad at the California community colleges are not well known. A purpose of this research study is to document these long-term effects for past student participants.
What will happen if I take part in this research study?
If you participate in this research study, you will be asked to complete an online survey about your study abroad participation and what you have done since your experience.
How long will I be in the research study?
The online survey is estimated to take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
Are there any potential risks or discomforts that I can expect from this study?
Participating in this research study is unlikely to put you at any risk. Also, the online survey can be completed at your convenience.
Are there any potential benefits if I participate?
It is not likely you will directly benefit from participating in this research study.
However, the results of this research study will help in understanding how California community college study abroad programs contribute to long-term outcomes. The results may support the continuation and increase of study abroad programs at community colleges.
Will I receive any payment if I participate in this study?
You will not receive payment for your participation.
Will information about me and my participation be kept confidential?
Any information that is obtained from you and that can identify you will remain confidential. It will be disclosed only with your permission or as required by law. All your information will be stored in a secure database. Only investigators conducting this research study will have access to the database.
Withdrawal of participation by the investigator
The investigator may withdraw you from participating in this research study if circumstances arise which make it necessary to do so.
What are my rights if I take part in this study?
You may withdraw your consent at any time and discontinue participation without penalty.
You can choose whether or not you want to be in this study. If you volunteer to be in this study, you may leave the study at any time without consequences of any kind. You are not waiving any of your legal rights if you choose to be in this research study.
Who can answer questions I might have about this study?
In the event of a research related injury, please immediately contact one of the researchers listed below.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the research, you can talk to the one of the researchers. Please contact Dr. Gary Rhodes at (310) 206-5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to ask questions about your rights as a research participant or if you wish to voice any problems or concerns you may have about the study to someone other than the researchers, please call the Office of the Human Research Protection Program at (310) 825-7122 or write to Office of the Human Research Protection Program, UCLA, 11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 102, Box 951694, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1694.