Many UK parents want their children to get the best start in this life and so they try to provide them with the best educational opportunities possible. They want to live through their children because it’s likely that the parents never completed full-time education and they never had a chance to go to college or university. They promise themselves that they would never make this mistake when it came to their children and so they push the kids to study hard and to be the best that they can be academically.
What many UK parents fail to understand and what they need to know, is that sometimes students need to step back from the four walls of the classroom and get out there into the real world to learn some real-life skills. There is an incredible amount of learning that takes place in educational institutions but it is also equally important to know and understand that learning also takes place when travelling occurs. If there is a student expedition coming up and you’re not sure whether to sign your kids up for it or not, the following benefits of doing so will hopefully help you to make the right decision.
- It encourages individuality – As parents, we want our kids to stand out from the crowd and to go on to be very successful in this life both in a social and working capacity. The wonderful thing about being away from your home country is that you get to learn about other people’s values, purposes and lives. Travelling abroad will give your son or daughter an excellent opportunity to figure out the kind of person that they really are and who they want to be in the future.
- They get a global perspective – It’s likely that your kid has never left the country and so they only have a perspective from a British person’s point of view and no others. By allowing your child to travel to faraway countries, you are providing them with a new world view and it’s important for them to know and understand that people live differently and do things differently as well.
For the new international workplace that is out there, it is important that your kid becomes more culturally sensitive because they are going to be working with different people from all across the globe in the very near future and so they need to be able to handle the international workplace.