This image provided by Jane Tabachnick shows her daughter Mel Bandler on the steps of Sacre Couer, the famous church in Paris. Bandler studied in Paris as part of her work for a degree from Rutgers ... more 
This image provided by Jane Tabachnick shows her daughter Mel Bandler on the steps of Sacre Couer, the famous church in Paris. Bandler studied in Paris as part of her work for a degree from Rutgers University, and stayed in touch with her mom using Skype and GoogleChat. Free and low-cost apps and websites have made it easy for students to remain in contact with families abroad, unlike a generation ago, when Tabachnick studied in Paris and relied on airmailed letters as the main way to stay in touch with her parents. (AP Photo/Jane Tabachnik) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jane Tabachnik
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:10 PM EDT