2023 Learning Abroad Survey

Uniquely Canadian, comprehensive, and bilingual in scope, the CBIE 2023 Learning Abroad Survey Initiative will collect retroactive data on learning abroad activities from both the institution and student perspectives. The institutional survey will collect data on student participation in both physical and virtual international learning activities. The student survey will be administered to post-secondary students and alumni across Canada who have participated in learning abroad activities within the past five years to gain insight into the impact of their experiences. Canadian post-secondary institutions are invited to participate in both surveys. Through this national research initiative, CBIE aims to highlight the value of learning abroad activities and inform efforts to develop more opportunities for students studying at Canadian institutions.

 

Institutional Survey

All Canadian post-secondary institutions, both CBIE members and non-members, are welcome to join this national research initiative and complete the 2023 CBIE Learning Abroad Survey to collect institutional data. This data collection effort will compile student participation numbers related to exchange programs, international work-integrated learning, faculty-led programming, international research and other learning abroad activities. This initiative will build a foundation for a robust, longitudinal national dataset that can inform policy and decision-making at the institutional, provincial/territorial and federal levels. We thank you in advance for your participation.

The deadline to submit the institutional survey is March 31, 2023.

Student & Alumni Survey

All Canadian post-secondary institutions, both CBIE members and non-members, are welcome to join this national research initiative and complete the 2023 CBIE Learning Abroad Survey to collect student and alumni data. In cooperation with participating institutions, CBIE will administer this survey to students and alumni who have completed a learning abroad opportunity within the past five years. This student-focused data will complement the institutional data by collecting insight into the motivations, impact, value and outcomes of both physical and virtual learning abroad activities.

CBIE will provide resources to assist institutions in the administration of this survey, including supporting documents for the ethics review process if required. 

Data Access

CBIE will publish a national survey report that will be publicly available to benefit the Canadian international education sector. The public report will recognize participating institutions as contributors and offer high-level insights from the results of both surveys. The Learning Abroad Survey data will be anonymized. Institution-specific reports and the anonymized national dataset will be provided to all participating CBIE member institutions.

Institutions that are non-members of CBIE are encouraged to participate in the survey; however, the fee to obtain their institution-specific reports and datasets is $5,500.