Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

aubrey Lee Mei Li

User IDaubreyblml
Nameaubrey Lee Mei Li
Host and/or Supervisor NameMarjorie Hanson
I am satisfied with my placement site5
I am starting to meet training objectives5
I am learning new skills5
Building on my existing skills5
I am clear about my responsibilities as a Steward5
I am clear about my J-1 visa obligations5
I am clear about contacting MESA first if I need to use my medical insurance5
I am clear about the reports I send MESA5
i am happy with my living situation5
I am receiving the stipend I agreed to5
I am training the hours I expected5
I am not having problems with my English4
I am not feeling homesick!5
For any items on the list above that you checked "Strongly Disagree," please explain hereConversational english is fine but I have hard time to process when I'm listening to a speaker at a conference.
Meets all my expectations5
Had a good arrival and/or Skype orientation5
Answers my questions clearly5
Is giving me the help I need to get started5
Is well organized5
Administers a high quality program4
For any items on the list above that you checked "2-Somewhat Disagree" or "1-Strongly Disagree," please explain here:The applied agroecology course has more space to be improved.
Understands his/her role as a Host5
Understands why I came to the USA5
Knows my personal training objectives5
Gaves me a good orientation for my placement5
Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees5
Clearly explained my training schedule4
Is a good trainer/mentor5
Involves me in a diversity of activities5
Gives me responsibility5
Respects my opinion5
Has good communication skills5
Has a well run business4
Is safety conscious5
Provides good working conditions4
Provides personal protective equipment5
Maintains machinery in good condition5
Maintains buildings and work areas well5
Has helped me get settled in5
Helped me integrate into the community5
Is interested in my culture5
Was the MESA information you received in your home country clear? Was the description of your training site accurate? What more would you have liked MESA to send you before you left you home country?Yes, the information I received are clear and the description of the training site is accurate. I would prefer to have a map so that it would be easier to get to MESA office from the airport.
If you worked with a Program Representative in your home country, was he/she helpful? Is there anything more the Representative could have done to help you complete your application or to better understand MESA's program?N/A
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?No.
Describe the training you have received since getting to your placement site. What have you learned so far? Have you attended any special training, workshops, conferences, classes, etc.?for the first week, I learnt about basic farming skill such as preparation of bed, weeding, identify weed, getting to know the crops that are growing in the garden. Now I am learning more on planning and farm management. I have attended a conference in Berkeley and my host has notified me on other workshops that will be held in the future.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)Yes, attended interfaith sustainable food collaborative conference in Berkeley, went hiking to other volunteers of the farm.
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?The MESA program has been great and helpful in getting my VISA done so quickly. Thank you!
By checking "YES" you confirm that you are the person listed on the top of this survey and that all information is accurate and truthfulYes