When I arrived abroad in Sevilla, Spain for the spring semester of 2013, I used Facebook almost every day. Mostly I used it to communicate with friends and family back home, but I also used it to document and share my experiences with my connections.
After my time abroad, I really enjoyed returning to the Facebook groups and talking to my closest friends. It is also a nice online scrapbook of my travels; I can browse through pictures and scroll down my own timeline to reminisce.
Overall, I utilized Facebook to my advantage in my study abroad experience and it was helpful in many ways. It certainly helped me to adjust and remain connected to home.