Travelling to experience, learn and immerse yourself in a different culture is exhilarating. Instead of reading about foreign places in books, choose to step outside your comfort zone. Travel abroad now to learn about yourself, and the world around us! Travel for Cultural Immersion and Become a Citizen of the World through an Internship, Volunteer Program, Student Exchange, or just go backpacking solo!
Build lasting cross-cultural relationships, and learn foreign languages. Experience the world, for personal and global transformation. At the age of only 25 years old, I, Kathleen Parisien I embarked on a volunteer internship in Brasilia, Brazil. Then, in 2016, I moved to Tel Aviv Israel to become an International Student at Tel Aviv University. Traveling and learning in different places showed me different perspectives, and allowed me to grow my mind. I quickly learned that nothing was limitless and nothing was impossible. Travel teaches you that opportunities are endless! What are you waiting for to learn, while seeing the world?[booking_product_helper shortname=”backpacking”]
Make LifeLong International Friendships
True personal growth happens outside our comfort zones. As I leaped outside my comfort zone, everyday was a new challenge of the unknown. I had to be resilient, independent and brave to handle the different challenges that came my way. As a result of traveling, I personally grew. Through learning about the world around me, I discovered who I truly am. Since 2015, I have been self employed and continue to live a life of freedom and adventure. My true potential was able to thrive because I stepped outside my comfort zone, and traveled the world! Travel abroad now, what are you waiting for?
A bonus of immersing yourself into a new culture is eating all the new food! A Cultural Immersion trip doesn’t mean eating McDonalds, it means eating local food. Travel for cultural immersion to learn about the world, and yourself in the mean while!
When I moved to Brazil, I couldn’t stop eating everything in sight. I just had to try everything as everything was exotic. Brazil has fruit that I had never even seen back in Canada! The same happened when I moved to Israel. I can still taste the hummus, and fresh vegetables. Of course, in addition to eating all this new food, try to learn a new language at the same time! Learning how to speak Portuguese and Hebrew was rejuvenating. All of a sudden, I could communicate in a different language that was not my mother tongue! The feeling of empowerment is something everyone should experience. Plus, they say that you can’t really learn a culture, until you can speak the language! My favourite app for learning a new language is DuoLingo. I suggest to start learning before arriving to your destination.
Travel Abroad Now
Don’t wait to travel the world, travel abroad now. The more time you stall yourself, and give yourself excuses, the further you are from becoming your authentic self. Do you want to travel but you’re afraid? Ask yourself what you are afraid of. If you’re worried about being far away from home, technology helps keep everyone connected. With platforms like Skype and Zoom, video chat is easy from anywhere in the world. Often, relationships with family members get strengthened at a distance. You may never get this opportunity to just pack your bags and leave again, don’t wait to travel, travel abroad now!
Citizen of the World is an interactive workbook with exploratory questions to inspire action outside your comfort zone.