Broadening of outlook and tolerance is the very essence of education, and travelling has been considered as a part of this process. Unlike before, today Education is not only confined to the four walls of classrooms but is also being transformed variedly, where travelling has become an important niche. A person who travels widely comes across different kinds of people and gets a chance to see different climatic conditions, racial customs, religions languages and the social and political outlooks of other nationalities & also different ways of living. His mental horizon widens and he sheds his narrow royalties and dogmatic options.
Provides an experience of the world and calls into action and practical use of the various qualities of mind and intellect developed by education. When we travel, we escape from the deadening influence of humdrum routine, and our minds become fresh and open up to the wonder and splendour of the new experience. Travelling helps one socialise in a way that changes one forever. It provides an answer to almost all the “WHY” formal questions. It develops you to live in the REAL world, answers your doubts practically. It’s hard to get a person interested in abstract concepts, but if you’ve got a point of reference – a person, place, thing, or an experience to tie the information to, then all of a sudden it’s a whole different ballgame.
The theory of travel in the modern age is totally different. Mere accumulation of facts is neither here nor there, unless one is able to interpret them with understanding and imagination. Thus, school and junior colleges, degree colleges and other forms of courses have included travel in the form of industrial visits as a part of their education. These industrial visits range from a day or two to a week and students are taken to different parts of the country to visit new and different industries. Primary schools and high schools also make arrangements to visit historical places that enhance the lifeless data studies from the textbooks. They are asked to make reports of the place visited in terms of place, statistics, experience and so on.
Travel is vital to a well rounded education. It changes one’s perspective of seeing the world and adds to the education. Sometimes, through travel, our life’s work and passion presents itself; sooner rather than later if we’re lucky!
– Tanvi Shah