The idea for my final project in BCM 240 seemed to come very naturally to me. I am currently studying abroad but also am very close to my family and closest friends from home and have done my best to stay in regular contact with them. Therefore, I have often thought about the time difference … More BCM 240 Digital Project Reflection
Through talking to students about their experiences communicating across time zones, we found that people don’t usually have a big problem with the time zones. Generally technology provides people with a way to connect to family and friends outside of Australia. People found that connecting to people overseas was very relaxed and that they were … More Larger Time Differences Mean More Sporadic Communication
My semester in Australia is wrapping up and I am heading back home to Boston in less than a month. Over the course of the semester, my habits of communication slowly changed so that I talked to people at home less and less. After only a few weeks, I was giving my parents less thorough … More Looking Ahead to Communicating When I Return Home
This video contains interviews with four students currently studying at the University of Wollongong about their experiences communicating with friends and family across time zones.
It’s already Week 12 out of 13 for classes here at the University of Wollongong, and I can’t believe where my time in Australia has gone. After this week and next week of classes, I will have a one-week study break and then two weeks of exams before heading back to the United States. Overall, … More Nearing the end
About a week before I left my home in Boston to study abroad at the University of Wollongong in Australia, I looked at my dad and said, “I’m scared. I’m so nervous to move across the world away from everything I know.” He looked back at me and said, “We’re always here looking out for … More Communicating From 10,000 Miles Away
When we realized that we both had studied abroad, Sam and I began talking and found ourselves comparing and contrasting our experiences. Since we were in our BCM 240: Media, Audience, Place class, our conversation began to focus on our communication while abroad and how media shaped our experiences abroad in a way that is … More Why Look At Communication Across Time Zones?