As advances in communication technologies (CT) continue to shape modern life, it is critical study abroad professionals and faculty leaders contemplate the ways in which such technologies impact study abroad. This essay provides an argument for the value and utility of such contemplation through an in-depth examination of a short-term, faculty-led study abroad program and the three faculty who lead it. The authors provide reflective summaries of their own experiences with CT and study abroad and discuss the ways in which changes in CT resulted in changes to their own study abroad program including the integration of CT into academic components and logistics of the program. The essay concludes with practical advice for exploring the ways in which CT might effectively integrate into study abroad programs.
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Goen, Todd L.; Billinson, Jennifer R.; and Manning, Linda D.
"The Process of Successfully Integrating Communication Technologies into Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs: Reflections from the Field,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective: Vol. 14:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol14/iss1/4