New Infographic Perfectly Explains the Benefits of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

Here’s your excuse to get packing.

When traveling abroad the unfamiliar, sights, sounds, and customs of a foreign country are completely overwhelming for just about everyone. But the benefits of traveling abroad are multiple according to a new infographic from Work the World. A study of over 3,400 exchange students over the last half century found that 96% of respondents “felt more confident in themselves” after their trips and 82% thought their experience, “helped develop a more sophisticated way of looking at the word.” So if you’ve been putting off that exotic vacation to some far-flung part of the globe or have wanted to volunteer somewhere far from home, the following will give you plenty of reasons to get packing.

(H/T Work the World)


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