Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Anuradha Ranasinghe

User IDanuradha
NameAnuradha Ranasinghe
Host and/or Supervisor NameNolan Schmidt
I am satisfied with my placement site5
I am starting to meet training objectives4
I am learning new skills3
Building on my existing skills4
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 expected3
I am not having problems with my English5
I am not feeling homesick!5
Meets all my expectations3
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
Understands his/her role as a Host3
Understands why I came to the USA3
Knows my personal training objectives3
Gaves me a good orientation for my placement5
Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees5
Clearly explained my training schedule3
Is a good trainer/mentor5
Involves me in a diversity of activities3
Gives me responsibility4
Respects my opinion3
Has good communication skills5
Has a well run business5
Is safety conscious5
Provides good working conditions5
Provides personal protective equipment5
Maintains machinery in good condition5
Maintains buildings and work areas well3
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?There are some mismatches between the initial program and the final program due to internal problems of the host institution. Now they are slowly working to settle those issues.
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?Strongly disappoint about the behavior of the BVIC. Complained about it to the MESA Program Director.
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.?Actively involve with farm activities on Green House management, Hugo Culture and Free Range Poultry
Attended micro green producing class - Art of Sprouting
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)Yes. Attended diversified events and programs organized by the host institute apart from agriculture activities.
Eg- Drive through movie, Sunday Brunch, Mountain Exchange Fair, Pisa Night
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?Well organized. Nothing to be improved.
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