Educational Benefits of Travel

Not all education can and should happen in the classroom. There are times when traveling is the best form of education, as scholars can get some personal and educational benefits from travel. From learning about other cultures first-hand to seeing where historical events took place with their own eyes, educational travel gives scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of art, science, history, and culture in ways they never have before. 

Boy’s Lab will partner with EF Explore America to provide scholars with three life-changing educational excursions during their three-year learning cohort experience. EF Explore America’s philosophy is: the best way to help scholars gain new perspectives and build skills for the future is through experiential learning. Every EF Explore America tour is designed to: 

  • Transform perspectives through experiential learning

  • Foster an appreciation for different cultures

  • Enhance critical thinking, problem-solving communication, and collaboration

  • Develop leadership skills to successfully & confidently navigate new experiences

  • Bring classroom lessons to life


"Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love." - Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

11 Benefits of Scholar Travel: Culture, Education, and Much More


  • Enhanced Curriculum Scholars can see for themselves. 

  • Cultural Learning Learn that people live life differently. 

  • Learn Languages Ability to practice a language.

  • Broaden Culinary Horizons L earn culture through food.

  • Better Classroom Experiences Engage with content.

  • Compassion and Empathy Learn others’ life perspectives.

  • Improve Social Skills Overcome social anxieties.

  • Teamwork Learn group management and leadership skills. 

  • Travel Skills Learn how to improvise and manage travel plans. 

  • Increased Self-Awareness Heightened self-discovery.


Source: Educational Benefits of Traveling — Son Tours. (n.d.). Retrieved December 27, 2017, from www.son-tours.com

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