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Travel & Learn: Benefits of Combining Education with Tourism 

“Traveling and studying are the perfect star-crossed lovers, forever entwined in a passionate dance of discovery and knowledge.”

In this cosmic romance, the heart yearns for knowledge, and the soul seeks adventure, forever entangled in a love affair that knows no bounds. Steve Jobs – the co-founder, chief executive and chairman of Apple – dropped out of College to spend a year in India. He famously spent months meditating in the mountains and learning how to tap into his soul gave him unique insights. He went home and revolutionized the world of technology with the invention of the Mac.

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Educational travel is a kind of travel purposely structured to satisfy your curiosity. It answers the questions of – who, what, how, why and where – with expert insight and authentic experiences. The knowledge sharing between students and instructors found in adult educational travel experiences is similar to those found in university-level classrooms.

We’ve put together a list of reasons why traveling while studying should be a must on the bucket list of every student & lifelong learner.

Gaining Knowledge in a Memorable Way

Remember how those industrial visits & field trips that you did during your school and college are still fresh in your mind after all those years? Students that engage in learning experiences outside of the classroom report having higher levels of motivation, recall the course material more vividly, and have improved academic performance in the class. 

Grows Your Network

When you travel, you have the chance to meet more people in a week than you do in a month otherwise. Get into conversations with the person sitting next to you on the plane or the bus, in a café, or a store. Whether they are business people, leaders or even artists – they might help you to connect with the people who you need – it’s a small world after all.

Increase Global Awareness

Traveling will help you to become more aware of the world and its diverse cultures. It will also teach you how different countries & their people handle different problems with their own local solutions. You can use these ideas to develop a better understanding of how to innovate and think out-of-the-box. 

New Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Traveling allows you to gain valuable insights into local needs, preferences, and gaps in the market. With increased globalization, it has become much simpler to get goods and services across borders. In addition, there is a huge demand for new products from exotic locations. So you can use your global outlook to introduce new concepts to people.  

Learn a New Language

Learning the basics of the local language will help you get around places and make travel so much easier, turning it into a fun and memorable experience. Surrounded by native speakers you’ll pick up on authentic phrases, slang, and local dialects which would not be available to students in a classroom.

Authentic Image of a Place

Travel exposes us to different cultures and ancient traditions and through these encounters, we learn to embrace and celebrate both our similarities and our differences. Before traveling, you might have held certain stereotypes or assumptions about a place based on popular media or general perceptions. However, only when you experience the place and interact with its people will you truly understand and appreciate its true character. 

As the saying goes “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” So, combining travel with education will offer you a transformative and enriching experience that goes beyond the confines of traditional learning and will forever leave a mark on you.

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