Swiped Out: Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About It

Nov 9, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST

Swiped Out: Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About It

While studying abroad, many students use mobile dating apps to date locals, find sexual partners, or see who can get the most swipes right. During this session, we’ll discuss our research on why and how students use dating apps abroad, and the new, amplified challenges this presents for safety, group dynamics, and ethics. Through a variety of lenses, we’ll explore this topic in the context of your home institutions and organizations. We’ll collect best practices as they arise in our discussion and add them to a collection of resources for you to use moving forward.

Chair
Justin Kader, Gustavus Adolphus College

Presenters
Deirdre Opp, University of Minnesota; Monica Schechter, California Polytechnic State University