Widen Your World

A Life of Travel

It’s no question that our students love to travel. Going to another country, to study another language, is a great challenge but the rewards are many. Here, Student Ambassador Elif (Turkey) shares why she pursues travel.


Why Travel?

What is traveling? According to the definition in the Cambridge dictionary it means ‘moving from one place to another’. The gondola tour that you can take in the Venice Canals, or feeling so small under the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa)… catching the life in the streets of New York, the taste of Apfelstrudel that you can enjoy in Berlin… there are endless things you can do in the world. So, why do people travel? How can traveling make a difference in your life? How can traveling change us?

‘I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.’

– Anne Radmacher, Author

Places I’ve Been

Traveling is one of the most enjoyable things in my life. A journey that started in my country shortly spread all over the world. I have been to Boston, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, Cologne, Krakow, Prague, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, Budapest, Vienna, London, Moscow, Dubai, Barcelona, Madrid and many other beautiful cities. I’m amazed by all of the cultures, everyday life, foods, drinks, fashion, art, music, architecture. While I have traveled to so many places, I often ask myself, “how has this changed me?”


The question should really be, in what ways has it not changed you? Traveling changes everyone. After the end of the journey you cannot be the same person as before.

‘Traveling is the only thing that you buy but makes you richer.’

– Anonymous

It gives you confidence, creativity, social skills, and more friends. It makes you an open minded explorer. Once you start to learn about the world you will not be satisfied! You will want more culture, more beautiful views, more traditions.

‘A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.’

– Oliver Wendell Holmes.

The difficulties that you might have on your adventure will make you stronger and more confident. The more you meet with new people the more you will learn new facts about the world we live in. Art and culture will make you more and more creative. They might even inspire you to do other things in your life or your work! To sum u , travel to see the world for what it really is because

‘not all those who wander are lost.’

– J.R.R Tolkien

– Elif Yurdakul

ESL Student
Thank you to our Student Ambassador, Elif (Turkey), for her beautiful insight.

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Post Edited By: Ashley Lee