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Blogs have become a popular tool to improve learning and enhance student engagement. The process of creating information when writing a blog and reflecting on others’ ideas when commenting work together to help students engage in reflective learning. While there have been studies considering the value of blogging in traditional and online classes, this paper explores the benefits of incorporating blogs in a study abroad class. Outlining the experiences from teaching two study abroad literature classes, the paper summarizes the program design, details creating blog assignments, explores the benefits and challenges unique to study abroad students and blogging, and examines tips and suggestions for incorporating blogs in future study abroad classes.

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Ann Marie Francis is an Assistant Professor for the University of North Georgia. Her primary research interests include multimodal composition, community-based writing, and composition pedagogy. In addition to her teaching and research duties, she serves as the Coordinator of the English Department for the Cumming Campus.

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