Participants Needed for Amercian Expat Survey


If you are an American Expat here in Denmark on a work assignment or are the spouse of an Expat on assignment, check out this survey.  It’s from a researcher at North Carolina State University. The deadline is Dec. 15 and by participating you could win a gift certificate or opportunity to donate your prize to charity.

Here is the information concerning the survey:

My name is Ti’eshia Moore and I am a doctoral candidate in the Adult & Higher Education program at North Carolina State University. I am currently completing my doctoral dissertation on the cultural identity of American expatriates currently working and serving abroad. I am interested in cultural identity as it relates to early return from international assignments.

Research has suggested that an expatriate’s early return can cost a business as much as $2 million annually and can be extremely problematic for the expatriate. The FAWCO & member organizations was identified in my overview of influential organizations assisting Americans in the international setting.

I am contacting you now in hopes that you will agree to distribute the attached survey link to members of your group. I am in the process of recruiting approximately 400 American expatriates on an assignment between 6 months and 5 years to participate in this research. The findings will make a significant impact to our understanding of American expatriates, the cultural adaptation process, and potential causes of early return. The online survey can be accessed at:

& the deadline to complete the survey is December 15, 2008.

The data collected in this study will address a critical research gap regarding cultural identity and premature return from international assignments. In addition, those persons who complete the survey will be entered to win their choice of (1) $25 I-Tunes certificate, (1) $25 certificate, of (1) $25 donation to the charity of their choice.

Participant’s names will not be used and the information collected will not be stored beyond use for my personal research. If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (252) 315-0073 or by e-mail at

Thank you,

Ti’eshia Moore
Instructor, Leadership Fundamentals
Research Assistant
NCSU Campus Box 7801
Raleigh, NC 27695
FAX: (919) 515-4039

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