Learning a New Language Can Transform the Way You Travel

Street art in Mexico. Learning the language can benefit your trip
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Traveling is one of the best ways to gain new experiences and to meet new cultures. Depending on where you live, sometimes you don’t have to travel far to find yourself in a completely new place, and learning the language spoken where you’re going can open many new opportunities. Here’s how it can help.

Active Travel

When you know the language, it’s easy to interact with the locals and travel more actively and sustainably. People will look at you differently and even be more friendly, and it can be much easier to get around when you can ask for directions at any moment.

Make New Friends

When you know the language, it can be much easier to communicate with the people you meet which increases your chance of making new friends and connections to last you a lifetime. They can teach you about their country and you can tell them about the place you come from, and you can help each other with the language barriers.


Getting out of your comfort zone can be difficult at first, but it ultimately makes you more confident. You’ll have many exciting stories and you’ll develop as a person, all of which will boost your confidence.