Why going on your own on a language trip?
Do you want to take a language study trip but the idea of going alone intimidates you? Don’t worry, most of the participants have the same feeling! The good news is that going on your own has many benefits, both linguistically and personally. Here are some good reasons to go on a language study trip alone.
. To progress faster in the language
One of the main reasons for going on a language trip alone is to avoid speaking your mother tongue. If you are going in pairs or worse, in a group, it will be difficult for you to speak the local language. Our schools welcome students from all over the world. Try to join a group of various nationalities in order to communicate in the one common language you are learning.
. To meet new people
By traveling alone you will meet more people than when you travel with a group of friends or your family. Going accompanied most often pushes us not to mix up with others and to stay with people we know. Thus, going on your own can allow you to create more intense and deeper exchanges with other people.
You will even meet people with whom you thought you would never get along. Indeed, traveling alone also pushes you to be more open and to welcome the differences of others more easily.
If you travel alone, you will have no trouble getting to know people in the same situation as you. You will see, from the first break or the first activity, you will chat with other students! You’ll find that making friends isn’t as hard as it sounds.
. Traveling alone to grow up and get to know yourself better
Nothing like going abroad alone to overcome your fears and insecurity. Once you have overcome this fear of the unknown, you will discover yourself a new strength, courage, and thirst for adventure.
Traveling alone will allow you to take a step back and put your everyday worries into perspective, taking time just for yourself.
You will also be able to do real work on yourself, dealing with aspects of your personality that you want to evolve. Finding yourself in unexpected situations, you will discover a new side of yourself that is just waiting to be expressed. Nothing like opening up to your own creativity. Therefore, going on a language trip alone will help you disconnect from the world and refocus on yourself.
Traveling alone is an ideal solution to learn to be more independent, to become more open-minded, to get out of our comfort zone, and much more!
Here is another of the good reasons to go alone on a language study trip. If you still live with your parents or if you left the family cocoon not long ago, a language stay will be very beneficial. You will learn through daily tasks such as laundry or shopping, but also through your attitude towards the small problems that may arise. You will need to be creative and independent in all kinds of situations, which will come in handy in the future.
. To get out of your comfort zone
When you go abroad alone, you will be prompted to try new experiences and face new challenges.
Since you will not have any family members or close friends by your side to rely on in these situations, you will have to confront your weaknesses, push your limits and overcome yourself in order to overcome them.
Which is totally different than when you travel with your friends or family. You are in a group and therefore decisions are taken collectively.
You will have to adapt to a new country, a new city, and a new culture. You will meet people from all walks of life. And you will discover new aspects of your personality that were dormant within you. By traveling alone, you will gain independence, self-confidence, and autonomy.
And the fear of the first days will turn into immense pride.
. To feel the freedom
Traveling alone allows you to make decisions according to your tastes, your pace, your availability, and your budget without having to make any compromises in order to live YOUR experience. For example, you can make a list of the sites you want to visit. You can adapt your program. You will probably meet locals who will recommend tours or plan an activity with your new friends from school.
You will be able to live at your own pace, however, make sure you arrive on time in class. 😉