Aside from a formal classroom or University lecture theatre, there is another great way to learn, develop new skills, and get more motivation to succeed, and that is through travel.
That is certainly one of the arguments that parents have been disputing for years when planning to take their children out of school for a holidays and chance to travel.
When you are a student, you are assigned particular tasks to take part in, asked to share knowledge, gather information, and then present your findings in one form or another.
This can develop confidence and help you to develop new skills or hone those existing skills of yours. But likewise, you can also do all of this when you travel. You can gather new information, learn new skills, try out new things, and then process it all afterwards.
Travel does have a learning experience like no other. You can learn a lot from other people by witnessing and taking part in different ways of life, rather than just reading a book. It is a great way to immerse yourself in local history or in a culture that is completely different to your own.
It is easy to see why people love to travel and keep wanting to find their next adventure, as it provides such a great place for them to learn and experience new things.
Plus, as you travel you can still learn in a formal way if that is what you choose, as there are many courses online such as an online master of leadership, for instance. Learning new things every day, whether formally or informally, is so important.
Some of the learning benefits of travel are:
- Confidence – when you are able to immerse yourself in something completely different, and in a place where you don’t know the language, can feel pretty daunting. But the first time that you’re able to order food or find your way to something locally, it can be a real confidence booster as it shows you what you are capable of.
- Exciting – travel can be exciting as you get to tick off plenty of places on your bucket list or get to see things that you have always wanted to see and experience. It can be a fun thing to do as well as providing a great platform to help you to learn. When you’re excited and having fun, it is so much easier to enjoy and take in the information during this type of learning experience.
- Realisation of Capability – along with a boost to your confidence, when you are hit with the realisation of what you have just done, such as speaking a foreign language and it made sense, or you managed to beat jet lag, or anything else that means a lot to you, as it gives you such a boost of confidence. Not only that, it shows you what you are capable of. And when you see what you are capable of, you are much more like to want to try new things and keep pushing yourself to achieve more.
There are so many reasons why travel can be a great place for learning; when is your next trip planned?