Over the past two decades, enrollment in study abroad programs has tripled; during the 2009-2010 academic year alone over 270,000 students studied abroad. The question is quickly becoming… is digital communication and Internet access helping or hindering students that study abroad? The constant contact with home could mean that students are not getting a full experience of their host country. But at the same time, this can help facilitate a “virtual study abroad experience” made possible by blogs and social media. Read more from Gnovis about how digital communication is effecting studying abroad.