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  • Technology makes it easy to stay in touch (at least superficially, but really that's enough sometimes).

    Skype is great. It's let me not only talk to my friends and family while I've been gone, but also see them. Nothing cures the biggest study abroad fear that people back home will forget about you like seeing their smiles when they talk to you.

    And nothing is more fulfilling than skyping in to a fraternity election, winning your position, and not even needing to wear pants.
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