Student Travel

If you are currently at University or are soon to be graduating, there are a few reasons you should think about travelling before you begin your career. There’s the obvious ‘gap yah’ option which gives you a breather from studying. There are exchange programs so you can spend a semester in a different country but continue contributing to completing your degree. There are also all those holidays between term time that students get, where immersive travel experiences like language courses is something that is growing in popularity. You aren’t sure what to do next. This is perhaps the most popular reason to travel after walking away with a degree. Many study a degree that bears no direct correlation to a particular profession. Others simply aren’t confident that their chosen field of study is the right career path: a lot can change in three years. Spending time away can help fill in any gaps of self-discovery that three years at University failed to do. However if you do have a solid idea of what’s happening next then…

Student Travel
Student Travel

It saves you breaking an employment commitment later on. If you want to continue in a particular profession but are worried that once you start it’ll be too difficult to find the time, then travel first and work later. You will be hard pressed to find a company offering sabbaticals to graduates, even after a few years of employment. If you do manage to find one, you can help convince them a travel break is a good idea by saying…

Student Travel
Student Travel

Travelling is a good opportunity to continue learning. There’s nothing worse than letting your brain go hungry. Graduate schemes and full time work may take up your time but your brain will be left wanting more. What you could do instead is travel, gain some employment overseas and develop some skills whilst also enjoying a sense of adventure. You could also pick up a new language and there is no better way to learn than immersing yourself in with the locals. Having an additional language is a very attractive skill as…

Student Travel blog
Student Travel blog

Travelling can dramatically improve your CV. If you’ve been lucky enough to not have to work up until graduating, you’re suddenly going to be unlucky enough to have a very empty CV. Planning a trip overseas takes a lot of organisation. Couple this with the need to be resourceful, diplomatic and expressive and there’s a whole bunch of attributes you’ve acquired before you’ve even began working. What you learn from your experiences can vary greatly depending on how you spend your time once away but it all contributes in a positive way. The other thing is…

Student Travel
Student Travel

It’s never too late to learn something new about You. Deciding to travel is a decision to move out of your comfort zone. This in itself can be incredibly rewarding because until you’ve made that leap you’ve only ever known a relatively secure environment, usually with options to fall back on. Travelling introduces more risk, which can benefit your decision making and help you grow as an individual. It’s a great way to develop your self-confidence and to an extent your self-awareness, two things that can be overlooked by staying at home.

Student Travel
Student Travel

This is aside from all the history and culture you can experience as a result of your new surroundings!

If you’re having trouble justifying your wanderlust to others (and why should you need to justify it?) then these pointers might even convince them to join you!

Develop your character and add to your CV while you explore new cultures and discover a different side to Europe with us. More than just a holiday, isn’t it time you experience rather than visit?

This blog was written by our friend, serial expat and fellow wanderluster Ray Stewart. Read more of his musings on Medium and read more about him here.

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