Your child is planning to study abroad next semester and you’re terrified. But now is the time to ease up. Studying abroad is a gift that every child should experience. If you’re on the fence about it, here are five reasons why living or studying abroad is in the best interest of you and/or your children.
- Appreciation for a different culture: One of the only ways to truly appreciate the essence of someone else’s culture is by immersing yourself in it. Only by living in Spain did I learn to value the unique characteristics and the nuances of Spanish charm. Another advantage to a total immersion approach, is acquiring a taste and appreciation for different foods. The foods in each country are a result of available natural resources, geography, and influence integration of colonization and trade, among other factors. Interesting, right? A study abroad semester allows your child to immerse themselves fully in a foreign culture.
Given the opportunity to travel abroad, your child will learn more than any one class can ever teach them.