Top 10 reasons to become a Global Grad...
The majority of students will take the traditional route when it comes to university. With Global Grad, you can travel to every continent before you graduate.
What are the benefits of travelling, and how could seeing the world be of huge benefit? Here’s are ten reasons that might lead to you sorting out your passport rather than accommodation:
Number 1: You’ll get to sightsee both well-known hotspots and hidden treasures
This is probably the main reason people travel. With Global Grad, you can visit both tourist hubs and lesser-known locations, so you’ll get some of your bucket list kicked off while finding new places.
Number 2: You’ll get to meet people from varied backgrounds, finding out more about humanity
While travelling, you’ll speak with people who you wouldn’t get the chance to at home. They can help broaden your horizons, showing you how different cultures can be alongside letting you learn more about humanity itself.
Number 3: You can become a more proactive person
In some countries where Global Grad takes you, you’ll notice certain things are more prevalent, such as animal abuse and poverty. However, you can do something to benefit the local societies. Global Grad encourages volunteering; if you see something, why not step up and use your time to benefit the communities you’re within?
Number 4: You’ll learn more than you will in the lecture hall or hometown
Travelling broadens your mindset. Instead of being penned up into a single location, why not take the leap of faith and make yourself a more well-rounded person?
Number 5: Every experience can make you a more interesting person
With language barriers and culture clashes, you’re likely to have a few weird experiences. However, these could end up being your best or funniest story to tell your friends!
Number 6: You could either find your dream home or a business idea while away
Maybe you’ll fall in love with somewhere you visit and won’t want to leave, or find a business idea you’ve never seen at home. You could bring the idea back with you and end up making enough to move to paradise…or pay for future semesters!
Number 7: Better food for a much more appetising price
Some countries have reputations for being food paradises, such as Thailand. But did you know you can get a full meal in Thailand for £1 or less? At home, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get even a mediocre meal for that price!
Number 8: Travelling creates both maturity and childish wanderlust
Travelling will make you more independent and self-aware. However, you’ll still be giddy with excitement over travelling, so it’s the perfect balance of maturity and immaturity.
Number 9: Increased lifestyle flexibility
Studying online means you can get your work done whenever you want. This means that you can organise your time however you want. Want to get your studying out of the way? Sure. You’re too excited and want to sightsee first? Go ahead.
Number 10: Memories for a lifetime
Travelling means you’ll have many experiences. This will help you remember your time more vividly than if you remain in one place. The things you experience will stay with you for a lifetime and will be great to reflect on and potentially relive in the future.
About the author
Jasmin Dawling is one of Global Grad’s January 2019 students and is completing a full-time Bachelor’s degree with the Open University in International Studies. While this is her first time formally blogging, she has had plenty of writing experience in the past, from novel writing since the age of six to working on the school newspaper. Apart from seeing the sights of South East Asia and working on her degree, Jasmin spends most of her time either procrastinating or writing down her novel ideas, be it on her travelling-inspired new ideas or the 7-part series she’s been toying with for almost ten years.