My name is Jennifer Glancey, I’m from the UK and I’m on a gap year before studying Law with Spanish at University. When looking into experiences and programs to do in my gap year, I came across Adelante Abroad and I knew it was the perfect program for me. Adelante’s program allowed me to do
3 Benefits of Traveling Solo
1. You will broaden your life perspective
As you journey to your new destination, be excited about the unfamiliar city you will soon call home. Living in a foreign place allows you to integrate yourself within their environment and culture. You will challenge yourself to learn the language and adopt the culture & traditions. As you do these things you will begin to see life in a new way. Adapting to your new way of living will help you to become more empathetic towards other cultures as well as understand personal differences in a way you hadn’t before. This will not only help you in your personal life but in your career as well. Soon you will become more patient when dealing with strangers, friends, and co workers.
2.You will try things you never thought you would before!
A foreign culture means unfamiliar foods, activities, and experiences. Be prepared to try every new thing the country has to offer. These experiences can range from tasting authentic cuisine to conquering your fear of heights on a zip line. Do not think of separating from your family, friends, or partner as a negative. Although being without these people might seem like a disadvantage, it isn’t! Traveling alone means you can do what interests you, not your best friend or partner. Take advantage of your time alone and encounter something new!
Starting your international internship means traveling by yourself to a destination where you have most likely never been before. This may be a daunting thought if you have little to no previous travel experience. Don’t stress because traveling alone is very rewarding! Together we will go over the top 3 benefits associated with solo travel.
3.It will help you to think on your feet
Things are destined to happen unexpectedly when traveling. Whether it is lost luggage, bad weather, or wrong directions, it is beneficial to know how to handle these situations. As you travel you will experience this first hand and end up with a new understanding of yourself. You will feel empowered as you learn the ropes of being abroad. Becoming more independent is inevitable as you learn to handle all the twists and turns that come your way. These occurrences will become vital to you when returning home and starting your career. Adding this critical skill to your resume will put you on the top of any prospective employers list.
Many people who embark on our programs alone, return with a wealth of knowledge. See all of our internship abroad options to help gain these valuable perspectives.
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