Developing Global-Mindedness Through Excursions

Last updated on May 21st, 2019 at 08:56 am

Never underestimate the power of travel. When we think of travel, it’s often the relaxation and fun of being in a different place that crosses our minds. While that is undoubtedly a major benefit, traveling is more than that and it allows us to become internationally-minded people who appreciate the diversity of cultures.

Most of us all live in our little culture bubble, vaguely aware of what is happening beyond our usual comfort zone areas of home, work, and when we’re really bold, we might know what is happening in our neighborhood. This limited way of living not only causes us to be rather ignorant of the rest of the world; but also fearful. It’s human nature to fear the unknown, which is why traveling is a wonderful starting point to expand your experiences and develop a more sophisticated perception of others and their cultures.

Putting more thought into this, here are some ways that travel excursions can help you understand the world and people better, and appreciate co-existence.

Appreciating people different than you:

While traveling or on an excursion, you will come to realize that people all over the world have more similarities than differences. Every country has its customs, traditions, and celebrations. It’s great to be invited into someone else’s culture. The more you learn about others, the more you realize there is nothing to fear from unknown people or cultures because we are all alike in more ways than you can imagine.

Informal learning environment:

If you were never much into studying, an excursion will give you an easy and pleasant way to learn about the history and the society of a people. European cruise excursions can be a great way for you to take a closer look into the rich history of this continent and its cities while enjoying a feel of luxury. This could be a great learning gift for children and teens who appreciate learning in different ways other than or along with a standard schooling system. Touring castles, museums, famous structures, and such other attractions will broaden anyone’s imagination and you’ll come up with lots of facts that would take years to learn otherwise. You’d be surprised just how much your culture can have things in common with other cultures.

Deep information:

With a guided excursion, you will learn not just the facts that are written in books, but lots of bits and pieces of information that would be very difficult for you to find out in other ways. You will learn the whys and hows about something or someone, hear tales and anecdotes, and gain valuable information that can only come when you are involved and have the desire to understand more.

The value you gain from travel and excursions is actually priceless. You will not gain value in coins and bills but you gain a new perception to take back home with you. We often hear about people who come back from traveling ‘a changed person’. This change is almost always for the better because you will come back refreshed plus the exposure to places and people will ultimately make you a better, more broad-minded person.

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