Studying abroad is currently optional, but what if it became mandatory to study abroad for one semester? People always mention globalization, but what about a sort reverse globalization? Instead of coming together and sharing, why not have someone go to a foreign nation and completely submerge themselves into it. Learning the language, culture, habits, everything really. Doing this can help the world so much. It will teach people a new way of living, but more importantly give them a completely new perspective on life.
Requiring someone to study abroad can lead to so many new and great things. No longer will people only be from America or Europe and only know that life, but traveling abroad will allow a person to learn how other people live, and not just by reading it, but by actually being there. People will learn new cultures, giving someone a completely new insight into how things can be done differently yet successfully. It can allow people to find them within as well; it can show someone how truly blessed they are with the things they have been given in life that others haven’t. It can teach people how to cooperate more and appreciate not only the country they are from. Sometimes it’s not about sharing and become a giant melting pot, but also learning and understanding how others live as well.