As children grow up (this also applies to grown-up children), finding a gift that keeps the sparkle in their eyes after the wrapping paper is tossed away gets harder and harder. With the ever-increasing pace of technology, fast fashion, and short attention spans, we are given the seemingly impossible task of giving a gift that actually lasts.
That said, there is one gift that your loved one will never forget – a language course abroad.
Here are six reasons to give the gift of a language course abroad (we admit, it’s a bit hard to wrap, but with a pinch of creativity and a dash of love, that can also be sorted):
1. Parlez-vous English?
Being proficient in one or more foreign languages is a great advantage socially, educationally, professionally, and generally for life!
2. Friends for life
Language travel attracts students from many countries, and they spend a LOT of time together. This creates a foundation for unique relationships and friendships across borders that will last a lifetime.
3. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”
This quote says it all. It is when we are challenged in life that memories are created and our personalities are formed.
4. Living like a local
Traveling abroad is one thing. Experiencing a foreign culture from the inside is something completely different. When studying abroad, students immerse themselves in the daily life of the local culture, creating a unique experience and a new sense of independence.
5. “If you love somebody, set them free”
This is not only a phrase from a popular love song, it also applies to all parents. The greatest gift you can give your loved ones is freedom and independence to live their own fabulous lives.
6. New perspectives
You have probably experienced it yourself. Seeing new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures can do wonders for your perspective on life and the future.
That’s a wrap. Good luck with the gifting.