Will you have an opportunity to travel, study, research or teach somewhere around the world? Many academic careers involve one or more of those opportunities. Times have changed and living abroad with technology means that staying in touch with home should be easier than ever. “Prof. Hacker” guest columnist Jason Mittell wants to help you avoid some of the tech challenges you may encounter. One lifesaver: your VPN connection with our campus, which will help circumvent the odd restrictions that pop up in other nations.