How Travel Broadens The Mind

How travel broadens the mind: learn new skills and discover different cultures

3 May 2018 | by Les Roches


Aside from the classroom, another great way you can learn new skills and gain greater motivation is through travel. Sarah Bennett, a creative writer for Dubai-based online holiday marketplace Holiday Factors, tells us more.

Going beyond the classroom

As a student, you should feel empowered to seek out knowledge and discover new things. Teachers should be given the independence to take their education beyond the confines of the classroom, giving you the chance to gain new skills.

Travel is a great way to not only learn new things and immerse yourself in a new culture – it also provides a constant urge to continue learning.

The best part of all this is that you can do this on your own. One particularly popular way is through travel. Going to a different country is a great way to find inspiration, with many students feeling enlightened enough to arm themselves with more knowledge about all the new things that they see on these trips.

The joys of travel

Travel provides a learning experience like no other. It inspires people to seek out new places, as far as knowledge is concerned. A lot of students who go on these educational trips say they learn a lot from even the smallest of gestures. Often, the difference between their current destination to their home country can be so stark that absorbing new knowledge is the only way to keep up. Travel is a great way to not only learn new things and immerse yourself in a new culture – it also provides a constant urge to continue learning.

The benefits of travel include:

  • Improving your confidence, enabling you to deal with the challenges of higher education
  • Lots of exciting activities and trips
  • The chance to network with future professionals
  • The opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture

When you travel abroad, you get to prove just how capable you are. There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm among students even as they try new things, like speaking and expressing themselves in a new language. Success in these cases breeds a kind of confidence that holds them in good stead for a long time to come.

Achieving more

The best part of educational travel is that you get to learn through experiences. It will also motivate you to achieve more. This is because you will realise that on these tours you will learn things that you would never be able to learn in your own settings. You will also start conducting research, finding out about the local culture, getting to grips with the language and knowing what conditions to expect.

When you are a student, you should be challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone. Going to a new country, whether it be for a semester, a field trip or an educational tour, is a great way for you to come face-to-face with something new that might unsettle or challenge you.

Educational tours can ignite the fire for learning, and this is one thing that can help students achieve more, not only in their education, but also in their full-time career. If you have yet to go abroad and experience life in another country, it is an invaluable of way of improving your skills, knowledge and confidence.

Our programmes offer some amazing study abroad opportunities, where you can expand your horizons, experience new cultures and build your confidence. Go to our website to find out more.

Les Roches


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