You are about to finish your studies and you want to do something memorable before joining the labour market, or maybe you have been working for several years and you want to leave the monotony, or perhaps something has happened in your personal life and you need a big change, the reasons that could take you to do something like this are countless.
Probably if you are reading these lines, at some point you have thought to leave everything, take your backpack and travel without a return ticket. And why not? The dream can become real, and you can be the main character. You could become one of those people who make endless trips through exotic lands. Today I’m going to tell you about the benefits of taking a year off:
Acquire soft skills:
Learn to communicate, work as a team or adapt quickly to changes in an environment totally different from the one you are used to. These skills are currently highly valued by companies.
Raise your cultural awareness:
The world is much more than your town or city, your country, and also the continent where you live. The world is very big, there are many ways to do the same things, there are many people who do other things that you do, there are thousands of cultures out there to meet and discover.
Increase your self-confidence and personal independence:
An adventure of these characteristics will allow you to know yourself as never before, you will get out of your routine, the known, and will take you to an unknown terrain where your reactions and self-learning will make you know yourself a bit more in order to take better decisions in the future.
Have friends from all over the world:
Having the same circle of friends since you are a child is not bad at all, in fact, they will be probably your best friends for life. But in the world there are millions of people that one can not be limited to always interact with the same people. Imagine being able to have friends from Paris, Barcelona. Bangkok or Mumbai. Become a true cosmopolitan, a citizen of the world..
Improve your language skills:
And of course, such an experience will allow you to improve your ability to speak other languages, English is nowadays a very powerful tool to communicate with many around the world, but there are also many other languages that you can learn that can open the doors to a cultural world completely different from the one you know now.