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.
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?