The Social Economic Council (SER) Sint Maarten and the University St. Martin (USM) are presently conducting a joint research, focusing on why some graduates from secondary school in Sint Maarten return after studying abroad, and others do not. Many of us are familiar with the scenes at the PJIA airport of family members saying goodbye to their children who leave the island to further their studies. The decision to pursue a study abroad is very personal and sometimes a difficult decision. After completing their studies our students are faced with another choice, to return home or stay abroad and build their futures in another country. SER and USM have created an online survey to help the community better understand the decision and factors that play a role to return or not. The online survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/remigrationtosxm.
We kindly ask you to participate in our research by going online and filling out the survey. Stichting Ocan , SER and USM encourage all persons to share the link with family and friends who fall in the following categories:
- Persons who graduated from secondary school in Sint Maarten, and are now studying abroad.
- Persons who graduated from secondary school in Sint Maarten, studied abroad, and are now living abroad.
- Persons who graduated from secondary school in Sint Maarten, studied abroad, and returned to Sint Maarten not longer than 10 years ago.
It should take you about 15 minutes to complete the survey. We also invite everybody to use social media and spread the word about the survey. You can also go to www.sersxm.org to find the link.
Stichting Ocan, SER & USM thank you for taking time out to contribute to the survey.