Students in our evening CAE class were asked to write an essay about the benefits of travelling abroad. This is what Javi thinks.

Travelling is considered to be one of the most enriching experiences. This is due to the many things that it can bring us. But which are the most valuable things that we can get from it?

The first thing we can think of getting from travelling is the possibility of living new experiences. A trip can allow us to do things that we cannot do in our daily lives like eating a variety of new food or visiting places where we have never been before. Moreover, travelling can make us see that we are able to overcome challenges such as speaking in a different language or being able to guide ourselves in an unknown place. But, maybe the best experience that we can have when we travel is meeting new people and making new friends.

Another benefit of travelling to foreign countries is learning new things. It is known that travelling or living abroad is the best way to learn a language and the reason why is that it allows people to immerse into the language. As a result of this immersion, not only are language skills improved but also the knowledge about the culture of the country and its society is increased.

To sum up, it seems to me that travelling abroad brings us a lot of benefits which we could not get staying at home. In my opinion, we should travel abroad as much as we can while we are young because it gives us the possibility to get to know different cultures and societies and makes us more respectful with them.