How Do Foreign Students Feel about NAZ?

As you might know, there are non-American students at Nazareth College. We International students come to campus from all over the world. We have different cultural background; some are familiar with everything about NAZ, others are not. How do the International students feel about their stay at Nazareth College? I conducted a survey to them, and 20 of them answered the questionnaire. Actually, 20 is not adequate to be trustworthy information, though I would still like the readers to enjoy the reflection of the International students.

Grade scale is from 1 to 5. 5 is “Yes, definitely I love,” while 1 is “No, I hate.” 5 and 4 are positive toward the question, and 1 and 2 is negative; 3 is in-between. Here we go.

How do you like the weather at Naz?

1 5 25%
2 0 0%
3 6 30%
4 6 30%
5 3 15%

The first question is “How do you like the weather at Naz?” Overall, the International students are positive toward the weather. It snows heavily in Rochester, but some students have never seen snow. Other students dislike severe winter. I assume this could be the reason some of them do not like the weather.

1 0 0%
2 2 10%
3 8 40%
4 4 20%
5 6 30%

How do you like the location of Naz?

Next question is “How do you like the location of Naz?” Less people are negative about the location. But they need a car wherever they go. The location would have both strong and weak points. That is why many of them answered in-between.

How do like the food at the Chartwells Dining Hall?

1 6 30%
2 6 30%
3 4 20%
4 3 15%
5 1 5%

The third one is “How do you like the food at the Chartwells Dining Hall?” Some of the Naz students know that many of the International students have a meal plan, which means they eat at the Dining Hall every day. It is clear that many of the International students tend to be negative of the food. However, they are from a foreign country, so they might not be used to American food. We need to make sure whether they do not like American food or not.

How do you like the quality and style of classes at Naz?

1 0 0%
2 0 0%
3 1 5%
4 10 50%
5 9 45%

Although the International students are definitely struggling with English, no one answered 1 or 2 in the question. That clearly shows the International students like the style of class at Naz. And, needless to say, the quality of class.

How do you like people at Naz?

1 0 0%
2 0 0%
3 4 20%
4 10 50%
5 6 30%

The result is almost the same as the last question. Despite their cultural differences, the International students are positive of those at Naz, which indicates how great Naz people are.

How do you like events at Naz? (For example, concert, mixer, and so on.)

1 0 0%
2 2 10%
3 6 30%
4 4 20%
5 8 40%

The result of the question “How do you like events at Naz?” is interesting. Many of the International students like the events, though some of them do not. They might think some of the events are not enjoyable. We need to clarify which event is not interesting.

How do you like faculty at Naz? (Academic Advisement office, CIE office and so on.)

1 0 0%
2 1 5%
3 1 5%
4 2 10%
5 16 80%

In spite of some negative answers, most of the International students like the faculty at Naz. As I mentioned above, they are struggling with English, and what is worse, they sometimes have to talk with the faculty and staff. But they are still positive about the faculty. This result shows how good the faculty service is.

How do you like the amount of homework at Naz?

1 0 0%
2 1 5%
3 8 40%
4 8 40%
5 3 15%

This question has a different scale: 5 says the amount is huge; 1 is small. Many of the International students answered in-between, but it seems that they think the amount is large. However, if they do homework in English, they answer 3 or 4. Hopefully the amount could be fair.

How do you like professors at Naz?

1 0 0%
2 0 0%
3 2 10%
4 10 50%
5 8 40%

The result of the question seems almost the same as the one “How do you like people at Naz?” Although people think the amount of home assignment is huge, they are positive about the professors, which means that the professors are really nice to the International students.

How do you like NAZ so far?

1 0 0%
2 0 0%
3 4 20%
4 6 30%
5 10  

50%

 

Despite different experiences and answers, overall they like Nazareth College. The International students sometimes have difficulty just living a life. Some of them do not like American food, yet, they like Nazareth College on the whole. Nazareth College is “world class” college.

Do you want to recommend Nazareth College to your friends?

1 0 0%
2 2 10%
3 1 5%
4 6 30%
5 11 55%

The result is quite similar to the last one. Many of the International students have a good experience at Naz, so it is obvious that they want to recommend Nazareth College to their friends. I hope that Nazareth College can keep this quality.

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