Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Luis Alex Reátegui Vargas

User IDluisalex1703
Today's DateSeptember 15, 2019
NameLuis Alex Reátegui Vargas
Current Host PlacementClark Organic Farm, Inc.
Host and/or Supervisor NameAndrew Rodgers
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 English5
I am not feeling homesick!5
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 schedule5
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 business5
Is safety conscious5
Provides good working conditions5
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?I would have liked that table to guide me more about the weather, and the seasons of the training place.
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?James is really good representative.
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?No problem, everything is fine.
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.?Upon arrival we were trained on the tasks and work carried out on the farm, I was also trained in the use and management of agricultural tractors, and in CSA, community supports agriculture, externally we only attended a meeting of local farmers in Another farm.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)Yes, we often attended meetings of the farm, of friends who work in it, we also had group outings to the cinema, to the beach, to dinners, and other events organized by Clark farm.
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?I think it is an excellent program, I am very happy to be part of the program. If I can suggest something it would be to shorten the time to apply the program again, although I think that does not depend on the MESA, But it would be great.
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