CC Off-Campus Study Program Evaluation
In support of future Colorado College students who are interested in studying off-campus, we ask that you evaluate your own experiences. Your feedback will greatly assist the research and decision-making process that students go through when considering programs
ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest)
Budapest Semester in Mathematics
CET Academic Programs
College Year in Athens
CC Exchange: Quest University, Canada
CC Exchange: Fudan University, China
CC Exchange: Saimaa University, Finland
CC Exchange: University of Göttingen, Germany
CC Exchange: University of Regensburg, Germany
CC Exchange: Jönköping International Business School , Sweden
CC Exchange: University of Wales, Aberystwyth
CC Exchange: Sciences Po, France
CC Program: Semester in Lüneberg, Germany
CC Program: Semester in Tours, France
CC Program: Mediterranean Semester
CC Program: Semester in Asia
DIS (Denmark International Study Program)
Emory University in Tibet
Frontiers Abroad, New Zealand
Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), Butler University
London School of Economics
Luther College in Italy
Pitzer College, Nepal
School for Field Studies
SIT: School for International Training
South India Term Abroad (SITA)
Washington Semester, American University
Woods Hole Semester in Environmental Science
Other (approved petition)
City and country, or host institution/program track (if applicable):
Term you were abroad:
More than one block, less than a full semester
Year you were abroad:
Your name (optional)
Your email address (optional)
May interested students contact you about your off-campus study experience?
Your class status at the beginning of the program:
Your primary areas of study at CC (majors or minors):
American Political Economy
Feminist and Gender Studies
International Political Economy
Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS)
Russian and Eurasian Studies
Other area of study (LAS major, or minor) not specificed above:
YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Let's talk about what you learned off-campus
Describe two or three primary goals you accomplished while off-campus, for each of the academic, cultural and personal arenas.
Colorado College strives for four principles to be present in all of our approved off-campus study programs. All should:
1) Provide a serious academic experience, comparable in rigor to the academic program at CC.
2) Present unique opportunities for learning not available at CC.
3) Enhance a student’s undergraduate education, relating to and building upon course work already completed at CC.
4) Provide a high-quality learning environment: they should be appropriately staffed, have well-developed health, safety and emergency procedures; and provide strong students support services.
In your opinion, how well did your off-campus study program meet (or fail to meet) these four standards?
What were some of the best aspects of your particular off-campus study program?
How did you get ready for this?
Which of these things were useful to you in preparing to go off-campus?
Attending the CC Orientation
Reading the CC predeparture handbook
Reading materials from my program
Suggested book reading list (from program)
Practicing or studying the language
Watching films from the host culture or region
Following newspapers from the host culture or region
Other: describe below
What else did you do to prepare for going off-campus that was helpful?
Did you feel adequately prepared for your time off-campus?
ON-SITE SUPPORT SERVICES
What were your experiences with the program like?
Give examples of how program staff/faculty supported any challenges you may have encountered (academics, housing situation, cross-cultural adjustment, crisis assistance, etc):
A place to hang your hat.
What was your housing situation while off-campus?
Apartment with other Americans
Apartment with locals
If other, please describe:
Describe how your housing contributed to or affected your overall off-campus experience:
How did all that learning affect you?
Please rate your academic experiences on your off-campus study program:
The program was intellectually challenging.
The quality of instruction was comparable to CC or better.
The academic ability of fellow students was comparable to or higher than the academic ability of students at CC.
Grading was adequately explained at the beginning.
The course work was more difficult than CC course work
What courses did you get the most out of and why?
Did this off-campus experience help to redirect or refocus your academic interests and goals? How?
How well did this program fit in with your overall academic plan at CC? Was this the right time for you to go off-campus? Why or why not?
Because of this experience, do you hope or plan to pursue further studies or experiences abroad (work, volunteer, etc)? In what capacity?
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
Learning that took place outside the classroom.
How did you take advantage of the opportunities for cultural immersion available to you? Please give examples.
If applicable, what was your language proficiency before you left?
What was your proficiency after the program?
How do you think your language proficiency affected your total experience off-campus?
OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF YOUR TIME OFF-CAMPUS
What kind of student would you recommend this program for?
What was the best aspect of your off-campus study experience?
In retrospect, what would you do differently?
If you have any other comments that you think would be helpful for other students considering this program, please write them here.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this evaluation.
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