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Mikal, Jude P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Dubbed the Net Generation, modern university students have grown up not only with advanced communication technologies at their disposal, but using such technologies to both maintain and create social networks of support. In a study abroad context, the maintenance of dual on- and offline personas provides students with the opportunity to demolish…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Maintenance, Foreign Countries
Coleman, James A.; Chafer, Tony – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Forty years ago, "abroad" meant little contact with home. Times have changed. Today a U.S. study abroad guidance website advises that Internet access is absolutely essential during study abroad, partly for access to local and world information, but "most importantly, it's the best way to connect to one's friends and family back…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Social Networks, Internet