The current situation is putting an enormous pressure on young people. The economy is bad. The unemployment, especially in Europe, is extremely high and young people are afraid of gaps in their perfect curriculum vitae and therefore risk not finding a job.
Many millennials feel the urge to explore the world after finishing school, but most are afraid of bad consequences if doing so. Here are 5 reasons why you should go abroad.
1. In your working life, you’ll rarely have the time to take a year abroad again:
Sure, there are many reasons why you want to start working immediatly: to earn a lot of money, to feel like a grown up, to have security and a well-ordered life. But if you start a normal job, you’ll never have more than about four or five weeks of holidays a year. And when you’re older, you’ll probably have a family and won’t have time again. So the only time do go abroad is now! When you’re young, free and flexible.
2. You’ll gain skills you can’t learn anywhere else:
As someone who already spent time abroad, I can tell you one learns so much by doing this. You gain confidence in yourself and in your skills, you are open to other people, cultures and religions and you are more tolerant. There is no better way to get to know a country than to travel around as a backpacker, you can really immerse into its culture. And there's no better way to learn a new language than to practice it with native speakers.
3. You gain memories nobody can ever take away from you:
Sure, there are many people who will not understand you. They’ll say: Why do you spend so much money travelling? You could afford a new TV with all that money, or a new car. . That's not true! The experience you have and the people you meet are priceless. And those memories and experiences will stay with you for a lifetime.
4. Going abroad will help you get a job back at home:
Many employers like when an applicant doesn’t follow the same rules. They respect the decision to travel around and they even appreciate the skills you acquire while being abroad, like taking care of yourself, being open and interested in new things such as learning new languages. These experiences make people more mature and skilled which in turn can helping them to land a job.
5. You are infected with travelling-fever:
Can I tell you another thing that is awesome? Once you once start travelling, it’s so awesome you'll never want to stop. You'll want to explore every part of this world and feel so free and excited over and over again. And I can tell you, there is so much to see and experience. So what are you waiting for?