Monks For A Month: College Kids Give Up Talking — And Technology : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

“[The students] do not talk or use the Internet, phone, text, radio, or TV at all. They do not talk to their family (unless it is emergency), but they can handwrite letters. They do not speak in other classes or to other professors. They do not use Internet or computer for other classes at all. They have to get permission from their other professors and they can sit in class and discussion sections, but cannot speak or participate in any online materials. It doesn’t matter what their other class assignments are, they have to prepare to do it all offline before they go dark for a month.”