Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Angie Huayamave

User IDangie
NameAngie Huayamave
Host and/or Supervisor NameJoe O'Brian
I am satisfied with my placement site5
I am starting to meet training objectives4
I am learning new skills4
Building on my existing skills4
I am clear about my responsibilities as a Steward4
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 MESA4
i am happy with my living situation5
I am receiving the stipend I agreed to5
I am training the hours I expected4
I am not having problems with my English3
I am not feeling homesick!3
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 program5
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 schedule3
Is a good trainer/mentor5
Involves me in a diversity of activities5
Gives me responsibility3
Respects my opinion4
Has good communication skills4
Has a well run business4
Is safety conscious4
Provides good working conditions4
Provides personal protective equipment4
Maintains machinery in good condition5
Maintains buildings and work areas well5
Has helped me get settled in4
Helped me integrate into the community4
Is interested in my culture4
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?The information received was clear, on the training of organic agriculture. If in my area of work are developing vegetables as planned. He knew the data needed to make the decision to accept the farm.
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?The help from my rep was excellent, was aware of all the details so that everything developed. I would have liked to have applied the scholarship application in due course, since I am the one who directly assumes all the expenses of my decision to apply to the program.
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?The house is very big, it has completely exceeded my expectations. I live alone, the first month was difficult, but I'm getting used to it. It is a great lesson in life and I am grateful for the opportunity they offer me to be here. I have no problem with electricity. The issue of heat is still not defined summer temperatures. The phone that my host gave me at the moment is not in good condition. I do not have a driver's license in this country, nor do I have a bank account. Being a rural area there is no bus that transits the area, I will buy my food with the guard who has been very friendly.
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.?In this month I worked the longest time in the greenhouse, performing: prepracion of substrates to germinate the plants, change of germination trays to a second tray for the later development of roots before the transplant to the field. Drive the tractor to prepare the soil.
I am attending English classes in the Goshen Education District.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)Do not.
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?The main suggestion is that the arrival of a steward to a farm must be before doing the cultivation work, in my case and there were many plants in the greenhouse.
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