In a former blog post, I mentioned being a Thesis Review Judge for Classical Conversations West Broward’s Senior Class. This week we want to highlight Julianna Wright’s thesis on another favorite topic of mine – TRAVEL!

She has included every facet of why travel is critical for young adults to become “TLT”, aka Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! Enjoy…

Travel is Fundamental and Essential for Young Adults

By: Julianna Wright / Senior Thesis Essay / April 30, 2020

“Traveling is known to change you. Surrounding yourself with different cultures, different people, and different outlooks on life are bound to change all of us a bit. That’s one of the greatest things about traveling as a whole – apart from tasting the different cuisines of course! You are on a constant learning curve as you venture from the US to Europe to Asia and so forth. Ultimately, however, traveling will be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself. That’s because travel broadens our minds and expands on our worldly wisdom. Many people travel for the sole purpose of personal growth. But you should also know that travel isn’t all glory…there are ups and downs to it just like everything else in the world. You are going to deal with challenges along the way, but that’s part of the whole experience. Doesn’t all personal growth surface from a personal challenge? For the most part, traveling is the most fun and rewarding experience we’ll ever have. It doesn’t matter where you go exactly. It just matters that you’re leaving your hometown and exploring other countries and cultures. ” -Lauren Kearney

Traveling is fundamental and essential for young adults for three reasons: Teaches valuable life lessons, builds character, improves development, and gains a new perspective in life. Traveling creates an incomparable opportunity for in-depth learning for high school and college students to get the most out of their education. Traveling is discovering yourself, new places, cultures, exploring the world, and feeling the excitement of not knowing what’s coming next. She also found it promotes connecting with the roots of the world, understanding different cultures and why people do what they do, and learning new languages to communicate with lots of diverse people; challenging you to grow in ways you never thought you could, and learning every step of the way. From the very first time, Julianna traveled out of the country exploring the world, meeting all people groups of the earth, and visiting glorious places as well as seeing vast miraculous natural structures, traveling has been a huge passion of hers. Julianna’s dream is to travel to every county in the world before She dies! Through traveling she has gained so much value in her life and she desires that other young people experience the same. Traveling is important and vital for Highschool and College students for three reasons: teaches valuable life lessons, builds character development, helps gain a new perspective in life.

What is traveling?

“The purpose of travel is to connect, build relationships, have opportunities to learn and grow, and commitment. It gives us the chance to be truly engaged in an activity, to develop new skills, and to discover new cultures. It brings us closer to ourselves and others”. (Kearney 2)

There are different types of Educational travel, Travel, Business Travel, Solo Travel, Travel With Friends, Family Travel, Travel With Group, Luxury Travel, Adventure Travel. Whether it is domestic travel or international travel, traveling is vital for people of all ages. But don’t get me wrong; there is a huge difference between traveling from Florida to California than from Florida to France. I am emphasizing international travel due to the benefit of getting outside of your comfort zone going to a country where you don’t speak the language where you will have to push yourself to do new things and meet people. When you’re challenged, it creates an opportunity for personal growth. Travel changes a person positively and challenges them in a way that develops character and personality. It doesn’t matter where you travel, it just matters that you’re leaving your hometown and exploring completely new cultures, cuisines, and countries.

  Traveling helps to teach valuable life lessons to high school and college students, these are life lessons that they are missing out on and in ways only traveling can teach you. Through travel you learn to appreciate the diversity of cultures and their differences.

One of the best things about traveling is experiencing new cultures. We all learned about cultures back at school, but it’s not the same. Experiencing a culture is different. From visiting museums, admiring landmarks to eating local cuisines you are exposing yourself to people and lifestyles that are completely different from what you find back home creating value and connection between you and different cultures. Appreciation for cultures is very important when there is appreciation there comes to respect and wouldn’t you say that the world needs more people to respect other cultures and their differences (Kearney 3). Through travel you learn to be open and try new things. When you visit other countries around the world, you will get used to being offered or served unusual and maybe even unappetizing foods. Every culture has its foods and customs. Although it might be hard at first, you’ll soon adapt to trying new things – even if you wouldn’t try them back home. Travel gives you a cultural and historical appreciation and pushes you to be open to trying new things and not hold back (Kearney 3). attached to material possessions. Through travel you learn to forget about the plan and let things flow. As strict as your travel plan may be, most of the time your traveling schedule does not go according to plan. That’s why you have to embrace spontaneity when you travel. You never know what’s going to come up when you travel, so it’s always good to go with the flow. When traveling, that’s the time to be spontaneous and not get too caught up in typical routines you keep at home. Don’t get me wrong, you need a plan to travel successfully. The key is to have flexibility (Kearney 4). Through travel you learn to get out of our comfort zone. When you travel you are forced to leave your comfort zone whether you like it or not because you are in a new country with a new culture and things are different. You are leaving behind the comfort of known friends, familiar foods, and often a familiar language. Entering new territory, however, is exhilarating. There is no better feeling than expanding your horizons and coming home with endless stories ( Kearney 2) and this positions you to step out in other places in life and boost your confidence. Through travel you learn patience. When you travel overseas, not everything is going to proceed the way you want it to. In your home and city you’ve grown familiar with how things roll. But when you travel to other parts of the world, obstacles and bumps are going to arise and you are going to have to find a way to deal with them. Things that you may not have any control over. Whether it’s struggling to get your point across in another language or losing your luggage, you’ll become more patient the more you travel. Learning how to deal with these little challenges is the best lesson in patience and makes you an adaptable person. (Kearney 2). Through travel you learn that people never stop learning. Wherever you go in the world, you will also learn, see, and discover new things. Traveling is a learning opportunity. Every day you can learn something new. This isn’t exclusive to travel because you can still learn something new in your everyday life. But when you travel, the opportunities to learn come in abundance. You’ll be exploring and discovering new cultures, new people, new foods – everything is a learning curve and a chance to broaden your experience and understanding. Every experience and every conversation you have teaches you something new (Kearney 8). Travel teaches us health is the most important thing we have. We all take our health for granted at times. When you travel, you need to take extra care of your health. Getting sick during your travels and missing out on things you planned, you will learn to appreciate your health. It’s good to realize that your health is the most important thing you have. Take care of it, nourish it, and do your best to stay healthy (Kearney 9). Through travel you learn to enjoy life over possessions. Many people believe a new car, a new house, or a new something will make them happy. Humans need very little to find happiness in life. That’s a life lesson you’ll learn from travel. When you have to pack so lightly and bring only the essentials, you rely more on your experiences for happiness. The joy of travel comes from the experiences you encounter, not the possessions you bring with you. (Kearney 4). Through travel you learn amazing things lie on the other side of fear. Fear paralyzes us. A lot of us miss out on so much because of fear. Traveling alone, for instance, maybe something you’ve always wanted to do. What stops you from doing it? Aside from money or time, it’s probably fear. You overlook all the excitement and focus on all the bad things that could happen. Sometimes, you need to do the things that scare you the most because on the other side of that fear, you’ll discover the most amazing things. Push yourself to do new things, try new things, and push through those feelings of fear. It’s the most liberating thing ever (Kearney 7). Through travel you learn to think creatively and outside the box. Once you leave your country, things aren’t going to be the same as what you’re accustomed to. Little obstacles will occur and you’ll have to find a way to deal with them. Maybe you have no wifi for directions. Thinking creatively is a major life lesson you’ll gain from traveling the world. There are always going to be bumps in the road. If you can find a way to deal with them, it will be much easier and less stressful. Traveling allows you to adjust to new situations easier (Kearney 6). Travel teaches us failure is a learning opportunity. Not everything is going to go to plan when you travel. You are going to fail at some things and it’s going to be hard. Maybe it’s the language barrier or going to the wrong train stop. Either way, travel teaches you that failure is a learning opportunity. Even when learning a language and making some grammatical mistakes, the best thing to do is accept that you made a mistake and learn from it. There is value in being able to learn from failures. (Kearney 8). Traveling helps to teach valuable life lessons and when young adults learn these lessons it betters you as a person, and how to relate to others and the world.

Traveling as a young adult helps, build character, improve development, and gain a new perspective in life. This type of traveling is where you are out of your comfort zone, around people who speak different languages, challenging you, being adaptable to wherever you are and so much more with improvising, character development, and getting to know yourself and interacting with the world while gaining a new perspective.

Now, I am not trying to convince you to travel to a specific location or to take any kind of specific trip. I am just informing you of the different types of travel and the diverse benefits they have. There are many different ways and forms of traveling that bring out different things in each person to build character and improve development.

For example Educational traveling is when you go to places and see things that you have studied in the last year or so. A form of Educational traveling is Studying abroad. Where you go to a specific county to learn the language, finish a degree, learn a trade going overseas to specifically focus on your education and live there with a host family, stay on campus at university or college. That one of the fastest ways to become fluent in a foreign tongue is to move abroad; you learn quickest when living immersed in the language. The purpose of studying abroad and educational travel is to further and improve your education in a specific study.

Another form of travel is Voluntary and Severing traveling which focus in being intentional about serving other people while on the trip, focusing on giving back to the local people because it not only makes a difference in their lives but, even more so, it shapes you into an even better person being selfless and serving others as Jesus did even when you’re “on vacation”. Instead of taking this time for yourself, you are also maturing in character and becoming a better person in that process. There are various options for voluntary traveling. “Volunteer traveling” where you volunteer in another country to help people with their needs. One way you could participate in Volunteer traveling is with the International Volunteer Programs Association, which is a nonprofit accrediting body dedicated to promoting awareness and access to quality volunteer abroad programs. (The International Volunteer Programs Association) such as International Service Learning, Projects Abroad, Good Hope Volunteer, Global Bridge, and more these organizations/programs which allow you to serve in countries around the world for the sole purpose of helping others. This empowers you to explore the world, experience different cultures, build meaningful connections, and help make the world a better place. While volunteering in any of these areas: Archaeology, Building, Business, Childcare, Conservation, Cultural Immersion, International Development, Journalism, Language Courses, Law & Human Rights, Medicine & Healthcare, Micro-finance, Social Work, Sports Coaching, Teaching, Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care you can serve. Mission trips are another great way to travel and serve others with like-minded christ followers focusing on building up the county they are in while sharing the message of Jesus Christ and being positive lights. When volunteer traveling, your sole focus is serving others, being selfless, and fully embracing that. Through that your building character and improving your development.

Below is a testimonial of how traveling changed a woman’s life (whom Julianna had the privilege of meeting):  Julianna once met a lady who was the coordinator of an event she was working at, during the event Julianna was able to speak with her- their conversation was about traveling. The woman explained how she had taken a work trip and that trip changed her life. Her work trip destination was Kenya, Africa. She explained how when she was there, kids were getting out of school and they had the biggest smile she has ever seen in her life and were truly full of genuine happiness. All they had was the clothes on their back, no shoes, nothing else- just holding their books in their hands. She said she was confused by why they were so happy they had next to nothing, yet they were happier than her. She pondered this for months after her trip to Kenya, and from just seeing those kids in Africa full of happiness it has truly changed her perspective on the world and life to this day. She said she thought “how is it that people and kids in America have iPads, cars, toys, clothes, everything they could ever want and they’re still not happy always wanting more?” She went on to say, “kids are growing up where material things are supposed to make you happy, but that isn’t what true happiness is”. The lady said she made it a priority to go back to Kenya just to see the kids again and their genuine happiness. After going back she made it a priority to observe the people and get to know them, and understand why they were all so happy and full of joy. In her perspective, they had nothing. She said after processing and learning from them, happiness is when you’re truly satisfied with what you have and are enjoying every moment of life because life is a gift. She went on to tell me that because of that trip and at that moment, her life has been changed forever by her new perspective on what life means. As she was telling Julianna her story, Julianna told her about her thesis and asked to include her story in it. Because of traveling and stepping out of her comfort zone, her life and perspective were changed for the better. If you think about it; if she didn’t go to Kenya, she wouldn’t have this deep revelation about happiness. You can’t put a price tag on that wisdom. This could be you having a life-altering revelation that would change you and your family for the better. Although the story itself is moving, listening and experiencing are two completely different things. Your firsthand in-person experience could be different and even more impactful than just hearing a life lesson from someone who has been there, and the impact on your life could be different and the learning deeper and more personalized if you choose to step out and travel- yourself. She had to go to truly learn. It is because of traveling (even during a work trip) that her life was changed. Traveling can be a door for an endless amount of possibilities. There are so many different ways to travel for many purposes and goals. Each is amazing because it’s specific to you and your season and what you want to travel for. Maybe you want to integrate all of them or just choose one type, it is totally up to you. While how you travel, and what you do it for is up to you, traveling is more than just visiting a country and seeing cool things and going cool places. There are so many different types and forms of traveling if you let it, it could be a life-changing experience, so it’s best to be intentional about the goal and focus of your trip. Traveling helps build character, improve development, and gain a new perspective on life.

The reason I am specifically addressing high school to college ages is that you need a certain level of maturity and understanding for this type of traveling, When you fall in those age gaps you are usually free to explore the world due to increased free time and decreased responsibility. If you want to take a summer to live in another country you can because your priorities and responsibilities are very minimal compared to when you get older. When you travel as a young adult, it’s the perfect time for gaining an understanding for the world around you as you endeavor unto endless learning possibilities, learning new languages and ultimately for a life-altering realization that will shape you into the best person you can be because you have your whole life in front of you to live it out as your best self.

Traveling creates an incomparable opportunity for in-depth learning for high school and college students to get the most out of their education.

The reason I am specifically addressing high school to college ages is that you need a certain level of maturity and understanding for this type of traveling, where it’s more than just a ‘fun vacation’. Traveling will always be fun, but getting the most out of it in all areas is key. When you fall in those age gaps you are usually free to explore the world due to increased free time and decreased responsibility. If you want to take a summer to live in another country you can because your priorities and responsibilities are very minimal compared to when you get older. When you travel as a young adult, it’s the perfect time for gaining an understanding for the world around you as you endeavor unto endless learning possibilities while connecting with history, understanding different cultures and why people do what they do, learning new languages to communicate with lots of diverse people, growing in ways you never thought you could, and learning every step of the way, and ultimately developing yourself. This is why I believe that traveling for youth is vitally important. Young adults have a great need to develop themselves, know who they are, learn to appreciate the diversity of cultures and their differences, to get out of our comfort zone, cultivate patience, to be open and try new things, to enjoy life over possessions, to forget about the plan and let things flow, to discover new foods, to think creatively and outside the box, to know that amazing thing lie on the other side of fear, and that failure is simply a learning opportunity, Wouldn’t you say young adults need to learn these things? And if they learn these things while they are young, they will go out to live their lives as they get older with all of these valuable tools, experiences, morals, and perspectives that make the world a better place. Traveling teaches all of these things organically and is one of the biggest doors through which you encounter self-discovery and self- betterment.

To get the most of your education, the information has to come alive and become real.

This is why implementing traveling as part of your education to re-enforce the information you have learned is key to retaining and remembering it. It would be a personal memory to them versus something they just read or hear about, the quality of their education will become so much richer and something they will never forget.

According to (Donald R. Bacon, Kim A. Stewart 1)” In 2017 research was done about how much information students forget after they are learned in school. Mrs. Terada says “ In her experiment, she discovered that without any reinforcement or connection to prior knowledge, information is quickly forgotten roughly 56 percent in one hour”. I also found another article about an experiment done. “ In 2006, Bacon and a colleague, Kim Stewart, related a longitudinal study titled ” How fast do students forget what they learn in?” In it, they track individual students from 8 to 101 weeks after of course, to test how much knowledge they remember from a class. They got over 90 students to give them the final exam and post final exam data. Kim Stewart and I then analyzed the data using Rasch measurement, so that we could please all of the exams they took, on the same “knowledge scale”. That’s how they estimated that most students forget what they learned in about 2 years. “What teachers don’t recognize is that the vessel has holes in it and knowledge is leaking it at such a state that not much will be left a few years after graduation.”. That being said, how much information do you remember from a trip you took to a different country? A different test was done when (Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida, and Daniel H. Bowen 1-5) students took a field trip to a museum to see how much information they retained from going and experiencing it other than just reading about it. Results from education next ” Our research suggests that students retain a great deal of information from their tour. Students who received a tour of the museum were able to recall details about paintings they had seen at very high rates.” These results suggest that art could be an important tool for effectively conveying traditional academic content” (Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida, and Daniel H. Bowen 1-5). By students experiencing firsthand the content, rather than simply reading about the information, their recall was very high. Julianna believes this is how students can fully grasp the information they are learning in school because of the aspect of traveling that completes the learning of the information. This is why if you truly want to learn a language it’s best to go overseas to the country where the language is spoken. Doing this will help you fully comprehend and embrace the language and culture because it makes it easier to retain and pick up the language. It’s the same with school, by embracing whatever you were learning and experiencing it firsthand helps retain the information because you have a personal memory that applies to the understanding of it. Traveling creates an incomparable opportunity for in-depth learning for high school and college students to get the most out of their education.

Some people think that traveling is a luxury (it is) but traveling internationally will provide you with opportunities for personal growth that money can never buy. Can you buy character development, can you buy self-discovery, can you buy a new perspective, empathy, gratefulness, happiness and so much more? These are qualities that traveling brings out and in people that you cannot put a price tag on and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Now I am going to address some excuses and beliefs about why people don’t or won’t travel. Whether it’s because it’s money and it’s too expensive, they don’t have the time, it’s not safe to travel alone, they don’t speak the language.

  • It’s too expensive… There are so many ways you can travel where it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many hacks and tricks that you can use when planning your trip that can take the cost down immensely. I am going to go over a few ways  There are so many ways you can travel where it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many hacks and tricks that you can use when planning your trip that can take the cost down immensely. Wherever you go, stay in hostels or Airbnb, it’s extremely cost-friendly. Plan around off-peak travel times. Which means be aware of the seasonality of travel. Treasure experiences over material things. Pack food with you, when traveling a big portion of the money goes towards food. These are just a few examples.
  • If you don’t speak the language… It’s all part of the journey and experience. However,  it is best to learn some key phrases and sentences that help you get by. Plus, 7% of communication is verbal and 93% non-verbal no matter what language.
  • If you don’t have the time… Time is something you will never have enough of, there is always an excuse. Make the Time. You only live life once you explore the world and all it has to offer. You deserve time off work, your daily routine, school, change of scenery. You don’t need that much time. How about extending a long weekend? Just be willing to plan with the time you have.
  •     If you don’t travel because it’s ‘too expensive’…  There are so many ways you can travel where it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many hacks and tricks that you can use when planning your trip that can take the cost down immensely. The world is full of affordable destinations, and it doesn’t require much effort to find them. No matter what continent, there are always places you can visit on a budget — even countries we think of as expensive are quite budget-friendly if you know certain tips and tricks. A lot of people think that traveling is an ‘expensive luxury’. However, it doesn’t have to be. It all depends on how you travel. I will be sharing some travel tips that will cut the cost down tremendously. These are tips that can be used for schools, families, groups, and any type of overseas trips.

Plan around off-peak travel times. Which means be aware of the seasonality of travel. For example, in the summer, people travel more because students don’t have school and it’s just when lots of people travel because of the weather and other things but because tourism is so high in that season. So flights, hotels, activities prices go up tremendously in that season because people are traveling.

“What is considered to be “off-peak” in one country might not be in another. Many destinations have different tourist seasons so make sure to do your research. With a little extra planning, you can ensure you plan around the price hikes and tourist seasons. Travel to countries during their low season. Maybe the flights are somewhat higher but, if you opt for Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, or even Latin America, you can find good prices on accommodation and activities. Besides, there are fewer tourists and you can enjoy other types of activities and landscapes (Hostelworld 1)”

Stay in hostels or Airbnb, it’s extremely cost-friendly especially on the “off-peak” you can even stay in a place more city central for way cheaper than a hotel, resort or rental house. Not only are you getting lower prices (some hostel beds are just a couple of dollars per night). There are all kinds of hostels: relaxing hostels, exotic hostels, etc. Some of its advantages are that usually they have common areas where people meet, so you may end up finding someone to share transportation, dinner, or day trips.

Venture off-the-beaten-path to save money. “Tourist traps” can be an absolute nightmare for your wallet. Anywhere you choose to visit will have so many incredible things to see, people to meet and food to try that you won’t have to spend loads or queue for hours just to get close! Even some destinations that appear to be a little off-the-beaten-path are becoming more and more popular with backpackers as their hidden gems are slowly discovered.

Treasure experiences over material things. Instead of collecting items and stuff that are just going to sit on a shelf and cost money, why not focus on collecting memories and experiences instead of material things and use that money to do activities that you will never forget. “It makes your travel so much happier, your bags so much lighter, and your wallet so much fatter (Hostelworld 6)”. “Travel light and save more money while flying by taking carry-on luggage only, and avoid checked baggage fees (Hostelworld 14)”. Rent a bicycle, renting a bicycle to explore the city is extremely cost-effective and is better for the environment. Did I mention it keeps you in shape? Be flexible, This might be one of the most important qualities for a budget savvy. Being able to drop plans and switch things up at the last minute will help you take advantage of deals and opportunities that arise on your travels. Don’t be tied to your plans. Do your research, one of the biggest mistakes a money-conscious traveler can make is to rush into plans and spend impulsively. It might be tempting, and sometimes taking your time can be a hassle, but take a moment to read some more deals, other options, talk with other travelers, find people to join in so the cost goes down, read reviews, etc. This makes it worth wild because you know you got the best deal out there and spent wisely. “Travel Tuesdays When booking flights, Tuesday is almost always the cheapest priced day of the week to travel, due to the low demand for flights on this day. If you’re willing and able to travel out and/or back on a Tuesday, this will save you some money (Hostelworld 23)”.

Bring food with you, when traveling a big portion of the money goes towards food. If you plan and know yourself when you get hungry you can plan food and snacks accordingly and pack it from wherever you are staying. If you are staying at a Hostel a lot of hotels have breakfast including that saves you and you can pack some snacks for the day from that. Shop at grocery stores instead of restaurants etc. It might not be as glamorous as dining at fancy cafes and eateries, but financially it’s a life-saver.

Visit free art galleries and museums. Some cities like London and Berlin are full of free museums, including numerous collections of art and history that are free to the viewing public. Other cities charge a small fee for entrance into their museums, but even those places frequently offer discounts and even free days. (Hostelworld 27)”. Learn the language “If you can converse in the local language – make sure you do! In some destinations such as Tenerife and Delhi, there’s a locals rate in the shops and a tourist rate. Sometimes just by speaking the local language when you go into the shop, they charge you the local rate (Hostelworld 33)”. Take walking tours and walk as much as possible. You will save some money by walking and get to know the city you are in.

  • If you don’t travel because you believe you don’t have time, this is for you. Fast forward to the end of your life and imagine, you’re laying on your deathbed, about to die. Unfortunately, your whole life, you kept telling yourself that we were gonna take that dream trip of yours, but you never actually did. Any regrets…? Listen – it’s a bold move to take a trip, but if not now, then when? Time is something you will never have enough of, there is always an excuse. Make the Time. You only live life once you explore the world and all it has to offer. You deserve time off work, your daily routine, school, change of scenery. Truly commit to making this dream trip happen, and with some patience, persistence, and diligent planning, it will. You don’t need that much time. Taking 5 weeks to travel through Europe is a dream come true. But you don’t need a month to take your dream trip. What about the vacation time you’ll get in the next year? How about extending a long weekend? Just be willing to plan with the time you have. (Sensophy 2)
  • If you don’t travel because you believe it’s not safe to travel alone… With the understanding that all travel comes with certain risks associated with being out of your element, solo travel is safe. Like all travelers, you need to plan well, be aware of your surroundings, make good choices, and follow the safety tips below. Check out the current travel warnings for safe countries to visit – 90 percent of the places you wanna visit is fine. No matter where you go, don’t be oblivious to what’s going on around you, keep your valuables concealed, stay out of dark alleyways, and avoid eye contact with the dude who’s debating with air. Check With Your Hotel/Hostel. Simply ask the front desk where they suggest you go, and if there are any areas you should stay out of. Schedule your arrival during daylight. There are so many tips and tricks so research solo travel, read other people’s experiences and what they have to say to educate yourself. (Sensophy 4)
  • If you don’t travel because you don’t speak the language… it’s all part of the journey and experience. However,  it is best to learn some key phrases and sentences that help you get by. Plus, 7% of communication is verbal and 93% non-verbal doesn’t matter what language. It’s ok if you don’t speak the language of the country or region you are visiting, it’s all part of the journey and experience. However, it’s best to learn some key phrases. When you go to a country where you don’t speak the language, make it your business to learn phrases and sentences that help you get by. Just be brave, most of the time even if your sentences are not grammatically correct the locals at least have an idea of what you’re trying to say. Plus, 7% of communication is verbal and 93% non-verbal doesn’t matter what language. You can use apps to translate words and download the language so you don’t need wifi or data. Also there are so many apps that can help you learn lingo phrases and basics of the language you’re trying to learn. (Sensophy 6). Traveling teaches us so much in life in ways we never thought it could. Don’t let fear cripple you into never leaving your comfort zone or finances. You don’t need a lot of money to travel. It’s all in how you travel or time you will never have time, or enough time, or the right time, so make it. So you live your life to the fullest with no regrets knowing that you lived, you did it all.

In Conclusion, Traveling is fundamental and essential for young adults for three reasons: Teaches valuable life lessons, builds character, improves development and gains a new perspective in life, traveling creates an incomparable opportunity for in-depth learning for high school and college students to get the most out of their education. I hope that throughout this thesis you realize how vitally important it is for young adults to travel the world. Traveling changes people in the best ways forever.

 “Let me tell you something about the earth, about curiosity, desire, and drive to want more. To see the northern lights in Iceland or to walk on the scorching sands of Egypt There is an entire planet that is undiscovered and that planet is the one you walk on with your own two feet. People say you have your entire life to discover new things, in the big picture. One day you will look back at the places you could have gone and all the things you could have done differently and one day your life will flash before your eyes so make sure it’s worth watching.” – Author Unknown.

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