Following the recommendation of the UVa Education Abroad Outcomes Task Force the International Studies Office asked CSR to assist with an evaluation of the impact of its programs on students’ cultural awareness. The survey items were based on a conceptual framework developed by the task force. A web-based instrument tested during J-Term 2011 was used pre- and post-program and items were added in Summer 2011 to measure program characteristics and student experiences. Postal and e-mail reminders were used to encourage response. CSR’s analysis of results from J-term 2011 was delivered to the International Studies Office. This project was intended as a pilot for further research.
UVA students in J-Term programs