2021 International Student Barometer Survey

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Complete the survey and you could win an iPad pro or one of two sets of AirPods!

What is the International Student Barometer?

The International Student Barometer is a global survey that measures and assesses international student experiences at universities around the world. It tracks international student expectations, perceptions and intentions from application to graduation. Western will use the feedback collected by the survey to help improve our programs and services.

How can I participate?

On November 10, 2021, current international undergraduate and graduate students at Western will receive an email from iesc@uwo.ca with a personal link to complete the anonymous survey. Click on the link to share your ideas and feedback. A few friendly reminder emails will be sent over the next few weeks if you miss that first message.

What does the survey cover?

Survey questions ask about your experience at Western and in Canada, and satisfaction with:

  • your learning experience
  • accommodation, housing, and living costs
  • arrival experience and orientation
  • student life and social interaction
  • academic supports, facilities and services
  • availability of financial support and ways to pay for education
  • job opportunities and career support
  • assessment of the overall university experience
  • Western's COVID-19-related policies, response, and support

Who is eligible to participate?

All current full-time and part-time international undergraduate and graduate students on Western’s main campus are eligible to complete the survey. Students enrolled at Brescia, Huron, King’s, Western Continuing Studies or Western English Language Centre are not included in the survey at this time.

Why is Western doing this survey?

Western recognizes the significant investment you have made in your studies and we value your opinion. This is your chance to tell us what's working, what's frustrating, and what we could do better across Western. The results will help improve services for current and future students.

Is my feedback confidential?

Yes. All survey responses are completely confidential, and individual user identity is not shared with Western.

How long does the survey take?

The survey takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

If you have questions about Western's participation in this survey, please contact:

Megan Sager
Director, International Student Services
519-661-2111 ext. 85944