Good day participant,
My name is Tracey Hidalgo (student investigator) and I am a doctoral candidate at The University of Toledo. I am also the Assistant Director for the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at The University of Toledo. My dissertation is being directed by Dr. Snejana Durst (principal investigator). I would like you to participate in my study. The research study is entitled “Factors Impacting International Students’ Sense of Belonging,” and seeks to understand the factors that impact your feelings of belongingness while attending college or university in the United States. This study was approved by the University of Toledo's Institutional Review Board (300652-UT).
I am recruiting international students, either undergraduate or graduate level, to participate in an online survey which should take no more than 8 minutes. No identifying information will be asked of you. In addition, you have the opportunity to win one of five $40 gift cards after survey completion. You will provide demographic information and will be presented with an online questionnaire to help me better understand the factors impacting your feelings of a sense of belonging while studying in the United States. If you have questions prior to deciding if you want to participate in the survey, please direct them to Tracey Hidalgo (student investigator) at 419-530-4256 or via email email@example.com, or Dr. Snejana Durst (principal investigator) at 419-530-4705 or via email at Snejana.SlantchevaDurst@UToledo.edu
To participate in the survey, click on the following link:
Thank you for your time and participation.