Benefits Of Traveling On Vacation

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Traveling is an activity which pretty much everyone likes. For some it is an occasion to relax and separate themselves from their busy life. For others it is an opportunity to observe how other cultures live. And some people simply just enjoy traveling for the fun of it. There are many ways to experience the world. One is study abroad, which I always considered but never understood how it’s any different from traveling on vacation. However, recently I discovered study abroad is a life changing opportunity that benefits you in so many ways that simple traveling on vacation does not. It helps you discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Joan Migliori, the staff member who spoke at the Study in Italy session…show more content…
However, my dream destination is Australia. I love sitting in the sun and swimming in warm, clearwater beaches and Australia is the home to the most beautiful beaches. It also has unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery. I would be fascinated to learn about Australia 's life and culture since it’s so much more different than New York City 's. However, to study abroad in Australia all the expenses are around $8,000. My second choice would have to be Florance, Italy because of the beautiful art history there. The program is about $4,500 to $8,500, but there 's grants for CSI students that can help cover the cost. My third choice is London, England, simply because I traveled there before and fell in love with the city and the people in it. I would love to go back to have an opportunity to learn about London 's history. The expenses for London are approximately $4,600- $7,000. These programs are not cheap so in order to acquire the funds I would apply for scholarships. First to apply to any program you need a Statement of Purpose, and two page overseas study application that includes, the confidential reference form, two references for semester programs and one for summer/winter programs and transcript with a minimum of 2.5 gpa. There is a lot of work and…show more content…
It would get me out of my comfort zone and allow explore things I would 've never imagined. More importantly I can from new relationships and form professional contacts. Although, these things may be beneficial there are many challenges that go along with living in another country, even if just for a few months. For instance, getting home sick. Not being with my family for a couple of months or even a couple of weeks would be hard. Getting home sick would be my biggest concern because I 'm used to being surrounded by many familiar faces and without those familiar faces I would get lonely, though, it would allow me to grow and become independent. Experiencing cultural shock, even when you return home is also very common. Once you become used to a foreign environment, your home might actually seem foreign to you. Another concern I had was how I would pay for the program cost, but after learning about the scholarships offered I feel it wouldn 't be much of a problem. Nevertheless, all the benefits far outweigh the challenges. Studying abroad would be such an amazing experience for me to learn about a different culture and improve my personal development, academic commitment, and career development. It’s an important period of anyone’s life and has a deep effect on students because people from all over the world come to one place having different backgrounds and different school
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