Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View


User IDnancie2017
Host and/or Supervisor NameMICHEAL O'BRIEN
I am satisfied with my placement site3
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 Steward5
I am clear about my J-1 visa obligations5
I am clear about contacting MESA first if I need to use my medical insurance4
I am clear about the reports I send MESA4
i am happy with my living situation3
I am receiving the stipend I agreed to3
I am training the hours I expected3
I am not having problems with my English4
I am not feeling homesick!3
Meets all my expectations3
Had a good arrival and/or Skype orientation4
Answers my questions clearly4
Is giving me the help I need to get started4
Is well organized4
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 placement3
Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees3
Clearly explained my training schedule3
Is a good trainer/mentor3
Involves me in a diversity of activities4
Gives me responsibility4
Respects my opinion3
Has good communication skills3
Has a well run business3
Is safety conscious4
Provides good working conditions3
Provides personal protective equipment4
Maintains machinery in good condition4
Maintains buildings and work areas well3
Has helped me get settled in3
Helped me integrate into the community3
Is interested in my culture3
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?Information was clear, description of training site was fairly explained,sending pictures of placement area, activities carried out and host family would be great.MESA is doing an awesome job.
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?G-BIACK Mr Sam and Madam Peris were of great help,i salute them.They did their best.
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?N/A
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.?LIST OF TRAINING RECEIVED so far.
1.Animal husbandry skills-feeding, cleaning and pasture rotation schedule.
2.composting-making different types of compost. of farm tools and equipment.
4.Chicken ecosystem-construction and maintenance
5.Incubating eggs and chicks.
6.planting of seeds in the greenhouse and transplanting in the fields
7.Attended a two hour class on urban/small scale agriculture.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)family activities yes...dinner at mike's sister during Easter, mike's friend's son confirmation party and Angelique's(mike's wife)family came over for dinner during mother's day.
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?MESA is doing a wonderful job in creating all this studying and exposure avenues and from my side I humbly highly appreciate.
MESA can improve the program further by providing a platform where stewards in the US can meet with their fellow stewards and program coordinators for a workshop or for activities that they can just bond and share about their different experiences.
MESA visiting and accessing host placement sites before placing steward would be great.
Thank You MESA !keep up the good work.
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