Though we’ve been known to tout the benefits of international student travel (check out our international e-book and lessons from an employee’s time abroad), we believe that perspective-shifting experiences can be obtained through domestic student travel as well. Given the sheer size of the United States and the diversity of its people, domestic travel provides students with ample opportunities to discover new cultures, lifestyles and more.
David, a choral director from Iowa, traveled overseas with his choir students for an educational performance tour of a lifetime. The choir took an eight-day trip visiting Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Read more about their experience!
Other than its association with a certain less-than-cultured magazine, the term cosmopolitan has always been viewed in a positive light. Familiarity with countries and cultures other than one’s own makes for a dynamic, empathetic and knowledgeable individual. So why is it that less than 50% of Americans have stepped foot outside of the old U.S. of A.?
What can parents give their child that inspires independence, begets bravery, creates compassion, and generates endless opportunity?
According to First Lady Michelle Obama, the answer is: Travel!