2023 Learning Aborad Survey

Informed Consent Information

Survey Overview

Thank you for agreeing to complete the 2023 CBIE Learning Abroad Survey. This survey will gather data to help institutions, government, and other stakeholders gain insight into the motivations, values, and outcomes of physical and virtual learning abroad activities. The aim is to identify the impacts of learning abroad activities and inform efforts to develop more opportunities for students in Canada. Details regarding this national surveying initiative are available on our website.


Survey Respondents

This questionnaire is for students and alumni from post-secondary institutions across Canada who have participated in learning abroad experiences in the last five years.


Completing the survey

The online questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Respondents can save their progress (option located in the top-right corner of your screen) and exit/return at any time until the survey closing date (June 16, 2023). Incomplete questionnaires will be deleted and will not be eligible for the draw.


Survey Draw and Prizes

At the end of the survey, respondents have the option to participate in a draw to win $1,000. Three winners will be selected and contacted by CBIE in June 2023. Winners must claim their prize within 14 days of the email notification and validate their identity. Names will not be associated with any of the data provided in the questionnaire. Respondents must provide a valid email and check their inbox (and spam/junk mail) regularly between June 19 and 30, 2023, for an email from research-recherche@cbie.ca. Direct deposit information will be required to transfer the $1,000 prize.


Data and Confidentiality

The data of respondents will remain strictly confidential. CBIE will only contact respondents if their email is randomly selected in the draw. CBIE will retain the anonymized data for 25 years and utilize it to produce longitudinal studies. CBIE uses the professional Alchemer business account to collect participant data. Alchemer complies with Canadian privacy (all data resides on Canadian servers) and accessibility standards (W3C).


Withdrawing from the survey

You may withdraw from the survey at any time by closing your browser. You can also request the removal of your data before the survey closing date (June 16, 2023), by sending your request to research-recherche@cbie.ca.


Ethics Approval

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Community Research Ethics Board. If you feel you have not been treated according to the descriptions in our information, or your rights as a participant in research have been violated during the course of this project, you may contact the Chair, Community Research Ethics Board, at Community Research Ethics Office (Canada) Corp. c/o Centre for Community Based Research, 190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo ON N2L 3G5, Email: creo@communitybasedresearch.ca, Telephone: 1-888-411-2736