You will learn many things about the world
As Saint Augustine said: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
You can take as many university classes as you want, and you can chat online with people from each and every country. Yet, you will still not learn about the culture and history of a country, unless you are physically present in there.
Plus, you will get to talk to locals who will tell you stories that history books don’t have, which will help you understand hundreds of things, including how they practice their traditions.
You will learn about yourself
If you have never traveled before, you may find this one a little odd, but you will truly learn a lot of new things about yourself during your trip.
You will be able to observe yourself when being away from your home, country, and comfort zone. You will also realize how you truly feel about foreign people and how much you know about the world.
In addition to all that, you will understand yourself more when it comes to reacting and handling new situations. In general, you will not be the same person when you return to your homeland.