10 Reasons Why You Should Travel Out of the Country
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” — Saint Augustine
When you travel out of the country it opens your heart and mind in so many ways. Here’s my top 10 reasons why I think you should go!
1.) There is no better way to learn about a culture or learn a new language than to completely surround yourself by it.
2.) Expand your own self knowledge, self worth, and self confidence.
3.) You become more aware and educated about your surroundings.
4.) Opens up opportunities to try new food, or experience new customs, and values.
5.) Shows you tolerance, respect, and understanding of others.
6.) It takes you out of your comfort zone, and puts you in a world where the rules are different from what you are use to.
7.) It humbles you and brings you closer to humanity, giving you the chance to experience what it’s like to be a foreigner.
8.) The things you learn about in school come to life, and become more meaningful. This is one of my favorite things. To finally see something in person that I’ve only ever seen in books.
9.) It challenges stereotypes. There are good people everywhere no matter what their background is. We are all a lot more similar than people believe.
10.) It makes you more compassionate and less selfish. Seeing the way others live and the way they spend their time, makes you more appreciative and you realize what is important in life.