Submit An Idea

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SUBMIT AN IDEA

How it works

  • Submit your idea
  • Idea passed to the FIE team for review
  • If approved, it becomes an action item for the relevant team
  • Idea implemented! We will post the results on our ‘You Said, We Did’ page – be sure to keep a look out!

Who is involved

The entire FIE team reviews student feedback, creating actions plans to create tangible change and shape a program which meets your wants and needs.

Accountability

Departmental directors are responsible for ensuring feedback action items are executed in a timely manner, feeding back progress and results to the wider team.

Let us know

Ready to share your brilliant idea? Fill out the information below and help us turn it into reality

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  • How would your idea benefit students?
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Be A Global Ambassador

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Are you interested in sharing your international education experience with others? Then apply to be an FIE Global Ambassador on your home campus.

The primary duty of an FIE Global Ambassador is to be a source of information about FIE program(s) and to assist your home university to promote study abroad on your campus. Share your experience and change a life! Play a pivotal role in increasing awareness about study abroad and build support for your home university/FIE program(s).

If you'd like to learn more, get in touch with your study abroad office! 

Participating Partners

  • Baylor University
  • St. Norbert College
  • The College of New Jersey
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Florida
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • St. Mary's University
  • Santa Clara University
  • The Study Abroad Foundation
  • College of St. Benedict and St. John's University

Student Leadership Forum

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At FIE we believe in offering as many opportunities for students to engage in honest and open conversations about the program and the impact students would like to make in the present and in the future.

Our Student Leadership Forum allows you to meet with other students on the program and chat about your ideas and recommendations in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. We encourage everyone to express their views. An FIE staff member will be present to moderate the discussion and take ideas forward to the wider team. Don’t miss the chance to make a difference and put your stamp on the FIE program!

What Our Students Say

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ACADEMICS

‘I had a lovely experience. The extra set of eyes was extremely helpful and I was able to get in to meet with a tutor last minute. It was nice having the resource available and I was lucky it could fit with my schedule. Very accommodating.’ (2015 Fall Writing Support London)


EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

‘You guys are so nice and helpful and really great at contacting internships and working quickly!’  (Elon University, 2016 Spring London)

‘The FIE internship team is both timely and extremely welcoming when issues or questions arise from students. I have had to ask for logistical help a couple of times now, and in both instances, I was pleasantly surprised at how much help and re-assurance I was given.’  (Temple University, 2016 Spring London)

‘The FIE internship team is both timely and extremely welcoming when issues or questions arise from students. I have had to ask for logistical help a couple of times now, and in both instances, I was pleasantly surprised at how much help and re-assurance I was given.’ (Temple University, 2016 Spring London)

‘I loved taking an internship abroad and thought it really helped me make the most out of my time in Ireland. I couldn't have asked for a better experience’ (St Norbert College, 2016 Fall Dublin)

“I enjoyed learning about my internship placement. I liked how they gave tips on how to be successful in the interview! I was not as stressed about meeting my company for the first time!” (University of Florida, Placement Information Meetings, 2017 Spring)

“I am very happy with my internship and am thankful for the work that the team put into getting it for me. Everyone in my flat seems very excited as well and I look forward to hearing everyone’s experiences!” (CSBSJU, Internship Placement, 2017 Spring)


ADMINISTRATION

‘The step by step information sent to us was helpful when applying for the Visa.’ University of Florida, 2015 Fall London)

‘FIE always did a great job at communicating with us both prior and during the semester.’ (Elon University, 2015 Fall London)

 ‘Any time I was unsure about an aspect of my abroad trip, the answer to my worrying question was in an email sent to me from FIE. (Lewis and Clark College, 2016 Spring London)

'The communication and timing of all the emails were great. They were thoroughly helpful and each email had relevant information to the program.’ (Marist College, 2016 Fall London)


STAFF

‘All of the faculty and staff are excellent and helpful. I loved every single one of them.’ (2015 Summer Peace & Conflict Resolution)

‘FIE staff members were always approachable and quick to respond to emails.’ (Northeastern University, 2015 Fall London)

‘I thought everyone was very polite and nice to work with. They were sensitive of any issues you had and were in general just great people.’ (Elon University, 2016 Spring Dublin)


STUDENT LIFE

‘AMAZING. Wales weekend was by far my favorite. I could not stop talking about it upon returning from this trip. Met so many new people and had a wonderful time. Stonehenge/Bath and Wicked were great as well.’ (CSBSJU, 2015 Spring Extra-Curricular Events London)

‘LOVED THEM! All were awesome and the discounts were worthwhile.’ (University of Florida, 2016 Summer Extra-Curricular Activities, London)

 ‘All of the scheduled activities through FIE were a great opportunity to get more insight into Irish culture.’ (2015 Summer Dublin)

‘I loved the trips to the North and South West, it was great to get to experience all of that along with learning the history and culture of Ireland.(2015 Summer Dublin)

 ‘I personally loved this study tour and I think that it was the perfect amount of scheduled and unscheduled time to enjoy such a beautiful and historical town!’ (2015 Fall Stratford-upon-avon study tour London)

'The seats for the shows were incredible and everything was presented at such a reasonable and affordable price. In the emails sent out, the guidelines were very clear in what students who registered for these extra–curricular had to do in terms of meeting places, times, and how to pick up tickets for shows.’  (Elon University, 2016 Fall Extra-Curricular London)

‘I loved all of the instructors. I felt like each one of them had so much to offer, and I was able to learn a lot. They also were all tremendously caring, which helped to establish a safe, supportive environment.’ (Loyola Marymount University, 2016 Fall Page to Stage)

‘Page to Stage Workshop pushed me to do something I had never done before and got me out of my comfort zone while still being in a really accepting and relaxed setting. It gave me a much better idea of the background work that needs to be done when creating a character and how a monologue should be executed. The instructors were supportive and open to any ideas we the students had. We could really create our performance into anything we wanted. A completely positive experience.’ (CSBSJU, 2016 Fall Page to Stage)

“Student Life rocked these events!! They were well worth their value (couldn’t find anything cheaper) and I had some of the best experiences on that Wales Adventure Weekend!” (Lewis and Clark College, 2017 Spring)


HOUSING

‘Housekeeping staff are great!!’ (University of Wisconsin, Hyde Park Gate Residence, 2016 Spring London)

'The housekeeping staff are one of the best parts of FIE. They are so incredibly kind and go above and beyond to make this a comfortable environment for us.'  (Loyola Marymount University, 2016 Fall London)


IT

‘The website was very clear in finding sections that needed to be looked for and had a very appealing touch to it as well.’ (Elon University, FIE Virtual Learning Environment, 2016 Fall)

‘It really is a great and useful tool!’ (Temple University, FIE Virtual Learning Environment, 2016 Fall)


ORIENTATION

‘I thought that FIE did great with explaining everything and letting us know all the details in full.’ (Temple University, Online Pre-departure Orientation, 2016 Spring London) 

‘I learned a lot that has helped me since because of the tour’ (Lawrence University, The Local Amenities Tour, 2016 Spring London)

‘All the presentations were very informative, straight to the point, and useful.’ (Temple University, Orientation sessions, 2016 Spring London)

‘Despite everybody still being a bit jet-lagged, you did a good job of keeping everybody engaged, and for keeping the overall orientation session brief/concise (greatly appreciated by tired people).’ (CalPoly SLO, Orientation sessions, 2016 Summer)

“One of my goals was to see as many theatrical productions as possible. I was so happy to have that opportunity within the first week!! THANK YOU” (Temple University, Orientation Activities, 2017 Spring)

“I was able to leave the 1st orientation [session] with more confidence about doing an internship abroad because of the amount of information that I received during the orientation. I learned the do’s and don’ts.” (Temple University, Orientation Sessions, 2017 Spring)


SUSTAINABILITY

'I don't think anything needs to be adjusted. I really to enjoy how FIE tries to make students global citizens and how it's introduced into our British life courses. The sustainability film was a great way for students to learn about sustainability in the London area as well.’ (Elon University, 2016 Fall London)


PROGRAM

 ‘Overall, I really really enjoyed my time with FIE! Thank you for an amazing summer.’ University of Florida, 2016 Spring London)

You Said, We Did

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 We don't just ask for your opinion, we do something about it! 

 

ACADEMIC AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

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You said: It would be useful if internship information was sent earlier and it provided more details on the industry, the company, the internship position, and dress code.

We did: We have completely revised our internship preparation materials and all information is now easily accessible directly on our website, presented in a clear and engaging way

 

FIE Megaphone Right You said: More courses available on journalism, languages, architecture, filmmaking, culture, London subcultures, psychology, diversity with focus on refugees and migration, markets in London We did: New courses developed and approved – Literary London , Twentieth-century British Migrant Fiction, London's Consumer Landscape: Arcade Halls and Shopping Malls, Intro to the Business Practices of the Evolving British Music Industry, and Diversity in Britain: Immigration, Discrimination, and Integration

 

FIE Megaphone Right You said: We didn’t know about the required course packs and related fees prior to arrival We did: We created a clearer email related to textbooks, course packs, lab fees, and used textbooks (what is required, where/when available, prices) as part of our pre-departure communications

 

 ADMINISTRATION

You said: More information should be sent earlier prior to arrival, and there should be less, more concise and engaging emails We did: We introduced the ‘Preparing for London’ email campaign, reducing the number of emails from 14 to 5, and incorporating clear checklists of actions students need to complete at the time of each email FIE Megaphone Left

 

You said: Registration day is too busy and disorganized. Passport copies take too long. We did: We have allocated timeslots per group/institution to spread arrivals throughout the day and avoid overcrowding. We invested in two tablets and implemented scanning instead of photocopying of passports which has reduced the waiting time to 1 minute per passport FIE Megaphone Left

 

You said: Laundry app is difficult to use and malfunctions often. It’s hard to plan when to do laundry since there are machines only in two of the residences We did: We replaced the app with a top-up contactless card which is easy to use and does not depend on mobile phone settings or wi-fi
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You said: The immigration information and visa application processes are difficult to understand We did: We revised the information on the website, updated our Tier 4 and Short-Term Study Visa Guides with visual aids and process timelines, and created clearer emails. FIE Megaphone Left

 

You said: We would like to receive clearer, individual class schedules prior to arrival We did: We invested in a new scheduling system, which provides individual schedules for each student. The schedules are sent 1 month prior to arrival. FIE Megaphone Left

 

STUDENT LIFE 

FIE Megaphone Right You said: On orientation days it was hard to find the various sites We did: Residence Life Supervisors lead groups of students for every registration slot from the residences to Foundation House
FIE Megaphone Right You said: Orientation schedule could be better structured, and indicate all events, timings, locations and mandatory meetings We did: New schedule in a leaflet format was created and distributed in both paper and electronic form.

 

IT 

You said: Internet speed and wifi coverage could be better We did: We are gradually replacing old access points with new ones which can handle more users at any given time. New firewalls were put in place which have a pass-through of 100Mbps on 100Mbps network and 1gbps (1024Mbps) on 1gbps network. FIE Megaphone Left