“Value-added by travel in Education. Is travel a necessary component of education or not? Will scholar sitting at home have more knowledge than one who travels? “

Many schools and universities have included trips as a part of their curriculum. Some academicians and parents argue that this leads to an increase in the costs of education, but the rich experiences and knowledge gained on these journeys are assets for travellers.

Travel is an integral part of education. The most obvious advantage is that it broadens the mind. Experiencing a new culture, meeting people from different walks of life and trying their cuisines are precious experiences. Travellers face unexpected situations which brings them out of their comfort zone – that is where they learn the most. This cannot be learnt within the four walls of the rooms.

On the other hand, many argue that reading books can give you all the knowledge. Book readers can travel all the countries with the characters of the story. Agreeable, but that is a world with the author’s perspective. Besides, practical learning is always more beneficial than theoretical knowledge. Given an opportunity, all the readers would want to go themselves and see the places described in the books and movies.

In conclusion, travelling gives practical knowledge. Such learning cannot be forgotten – it sinks deep in the minds of travellers. This increases confidence and flexibility in adapting ourselves to situations.