Hi - 
I am passing this request to all of you from Natalie Cruz who is doing research on the effects of COVID-19 on international students. Please consider sending this survey out to your students.

My name is Natalie Cruz, and I am a doctoral student in the Higher Education Ph.D. program at Old Dominion University. My research focuses on international students and higher education.

I am partnering with colleagues from Appalachian State University and Eastern Virginia Medical School on a study about international students’ trauma responses and support systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of whether a participant believes they are experiencing a trauma response, we encourage them to complete the survey linked below.  It will take them approximately 20 minutes to complete and does not collect information related to personal identifiers (names/schools). This study will be important to understand how international students may experience trauma during difficult times, and how colleges and universities can better support them. 

Please consider forwarding this recruitment message to any international student that you may know or work with who was enrolled in a U.S. college or university during the spring 2020 semester. Also, do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for considering!  

Survey Link: 

Note:  This study has been deemed exempt by the Appalachian State University Institutional Review Board, IRB #21-0039

Natalie Cruz 

Production Editor, Journal of International Students
Educational Foundations and Leadership Graduate Research Assistant
Old Dominion University
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