Karam Surveys

Karam Partnership Information

Andrew Todd Marcus

As part of this virtual exchange studio we're doing, all students are required to fill out a survey at the very beginning of the studio, and another one at the very end. The Karam House (and our joint studios) are funded by the US State Department's Stevens Initiative, and as you can imagine they are very particular, and take these surveys quite seriously. So, here's all the fun:


  1. Read the Welcome Letter
  2. Read the Survey Instructions
  3. Complete the survey at this link.
  4. Use you email as your ID. 


Complete the survey at this link.

At the end of the studio, ideally right before the final presentations, students must fill out the post-surveys.

Karam Survey Instructions

Andrew Todd Marcus

Survey instructions:

Thank you for participating in this survey.  The questions in this survey are meant to provide information to researchers about the thoughts, opinions, and experiences of people participating in virtual exchange programs, such as the Innovating Across Boundaries program.

This survey will probably take you between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.  Please read each question carefully and answer as best you can.  There are no right or wrong answers.  If you do not understand a question or would prefer not to answer it, you may skip that question.  This survey is voluntary and you can stop at any time.

Your survey responses will be kept strictly confidential.  They will be used for research purposes only, to help improve virtual exchange programs.  Your responses will not have any effect on your participation in this program or on your performance in this workshop.

تعليمات المسح:

شكرا لك على المشاركة في هذه الدراسة. وتهدف األسئلة في هذا االستبيان إلى تقديم معلومات للباحثين عن أفكار وآراء وخبرات األفراد المشاركين في برامج التبادل الافتراضي، مثل برنامج الابتكار عبر الحدود.

من المحتمل أن يستغرق هذا الاستطلاع ما بين 10 و 15 دقيقة لإكماله. يرجى قراءة كل سؤال بعناية والإجابة على أفضل ما يمكن. لا توجد اجابات صحيحة أو خاطئة. إذا كنت لا تفهم سؤالا أو تفضل عدم الإجابة عليه، يمكنك تخطي هذا السؤال. هذا المسح هو طوعي ويمكنك التوقف في أي وقت.

ستبقى إجابات الاستبيان سرية للغاية. وسوف تستخدم لأغراض البحث فقط، للمساعدة في تحسين برامج التبادل الافتراضي. لن يكون لردودك أي تأثير على مشاركتك في هذا البرنامج أو على أدائك في البرنامج.

Karam Welcome Letter

Andrew Todd Marcus

Dear Students,

We are so excited you are part of the Innovating Across Boundaries program. Through this project, you will connect with other students who are Syrian refugees in Turkey and learn together about coding and robotics. You will get to use tools like 3D printers to make your very own projects come to life over the next few weeks.

Innovating Across Boundaries is a program of the Karam Foundation and is supported by the Stevens Initiative, a program that connects young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa. The Initiative was created with support from the U.S. Department of State and several governments, foundations, and companies, to honor Ambassador Chris Stevens, an American diplomat who was killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Ambassador Stevens dedicated his career to building bridges of dialogue and understanding between cultures. This project is a special opportunity to carry on Ambassador Stevens’s legacy.

Wherever we live, our communities are part of an increasingly interconnected world. Learning with your peers across the world in this program will help prepare you to work with individuals from different places and backgrounds throughout your future careers and as you participate in and become leaders in your society.

Thank you for joining us in this special program, and have fun!


The Stevens Initiative Team