Travelling for students, among other things, can be educational, interesting, a fun time with their peers and a good opportunity for them to learn social structures in other places and make unforgettable memories with their friends.  Our world is growing in its demand for globally-minded people, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through travel and exploration.

Here are 6 benefits of student travel:

1. Confidence:
Students experiencing and being in a culture and environment different from their norm can help build their confidence. Even though only for a short while, living in a different place for even just a week has proven to help children be more confident in their abilities than a summer camp and other such activities.

2. Friendship:
It may be with people they’re already friends with but travelling together and experience life in a different place with their friends can help strengthen their bonds. They would make unforgettable memories with those people.

3. Independence:
Travel, especially international travel, can show students how much they are capable of accomplishing by themselves. Being away from their regular support systems can prepare students for life away from home.

4. Intensive learning combined with fun
It has been proven that learning about something by practically experiencing them is more likely to be remembered than just studying the theory. By taking students to sites of the places they study about in theory and showing them what it’s like, in reality, can help them remember facts and figures more easily than just studying the subject in theory.

5. Networking and exposure
Travelling in a group for projects and competitions with children from different schools will give the students an opportunity to make connections and contacts with the other students. This promotes proper social skills and networking abilities which will be useful to the students in the future.

6. Sharpening your mind
The new and unusual situations we encounter while travelling – whether trying to figure out how to navigate the local metro system or just to order a meal in an unfamiliar language – help to keep our mind sharp

The real world means packing up and leaving your comfort zone, the familiar, your safe place, and experiencing unknown things – a new place, new people who may not understand you, unfamiliar customs, the list goes on.  Whether you are on a school trip, travelling abroad for a short course, exploring places during a gap year or just taking a trip with some friends, we at Enviro Trips™ believe it would be positively life-changing.  Go ahead….. Just do it!

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