Is Travelling the New ‘Master’s Degree’?

“The best education you will ever get is traveling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.” – Mark Patterson

Have you just finished a bachelor’s degree and you’re not sure whether to start a master’s degree, go travelling or find a job?

Or do you already have a job that makes you feel tired, anxious and stressed rather than excited, energized and fulfilled?

Do you dream of leaving your job and doing something completely different, such as travelling, further education and/or freelancing?

If so, you’re definitely not alone. In 2018, 43 percent of Millennials and 61 percent of Generation Zers said that they planned to leave their current job within two years to either find a new job or do something different, according to a large-scale survey carried out by Deloitte in 36 countries worldwide.

Travelling is one of the ‘different things’ many Millennials are doing, especially in areas of the world that are very different from their home countries.

Why are they leaving well-paid jobs to go travelling? What are they gaining from their overseas experiences?

Laurent Goffinon

Founder & Coach

Is travel a response to the current state of the business and education sectors?

In recent years, the education sector has been unable to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change which is transforming the business world, with digital entrepreneurship creating many new jobs each day.

This is causing a chaotic and complex environment, with many organisations struggling to adapt to the rapid changes. There can be a lack of vision on the part of the leadership, which leads to high staff turnover as many employees whose values are not aligned with the business leave.

These rapid technological changes also mean that the knowledge gained from many traditional degrees is already out-of-date at graduation and therefore of little real value in the current business world, which is being transformed by technology.

Is travel the most important type of education?

When you travel, you learn much more about yourself, other people and the world than you could ever learn from books, teachers and the internet.

This is because you learn from real-life experiences. As you encounter different situations and meet new people, you have no choice but to learn on the spot.

This helps you develop as a person in many ways. It’s practical, real-life learning rather than just filling your head with theoretical knowledge.

Another great thing about travelling is that you often feel a sense of achievement, whether it is from climbing a tall mountain, reading a menu in a foreign language or negotiating a good price at the market.

Growing into a Culturally-Aware Global Citizen

As you get to know a diverse range of people while travelling, you develop more empathy for others and see things from different points of view. You also become aware of many things about your own culture that you didn’t see before or that you took for granted.

This helps you to grow into a good global citizen, which is essential in today’s interconnected world.

Can you combine travel with further education?

If you’re bored and uninspired in your current job but not sure what you’d like to do as an alternative, why not take three months to find out?

Or, if you’ve just finished your bachelor’s degree and aren’t sure what to do next, why not take some time to experience life in different countries while developing the skills and competencies you’ll need to thrive in the challenging environment of the current, rapidly changing business world?

The Nomad MBA allows you to do all and this more!

Discover Yourself through the World while Developing the Mindset to Create an Authentic Life

You’ll experience slow, immersive travel by experiencing life in three different countries over three months.

That means:

  • shopping at local markets
  • eating at street stalls
  • taking part in local festivals and events.

In short, doing everything the locals do. Whether you’d like to explore Africa, South East Asia or Latin America, there’s a program for you.

This kind of travel forces you to move outside your comfort zone. It plunges you into unknown and unexpected situations. It compels you to look deep within yourself to deal with each situation you’re faced with.

Of course, this isn’t always easy, but it does lead to a lot of personal growth in a relatively short space of time, transforming you into a more confident, capable and resilient person.

But traveling isn’t all you do.

The Nomad MBA consists of:

  • a fitness month
  • a focus month
  • a career month

Each day you’ll be challenged to develop new skills and habits that will enable you to create a remarkable and authentic life. A life in which you’ll discover and fulfil your unique purpose.

You won’t be alone. You’ll be part of a community formed by a group of students from all over the world. Your experiences will be enhanced by the cultural and language differences between you, as well as the differences you’ll discover in the cities where you’re living. You’ll gain many new perspectives on life.

You’ll study together in co-working spaces, attend weekly workshops and benefit from mentoring.

You’ll be challenged to give up bad habits and develop good habits, set goals, and to push yourself further every day.

You’ll develop both digital skills and a growth mindset that will allow you to move forward with creating the life you want, whether it is setting up your own business, being a successful freelancer or embarking upon a career in a field that you’re passionate about.

What next?

If you’re like most Millennials, you’ll want to do more with your life than sitting at a desk for 50+ hours a week, waiting for just 10 vacation days a year.

A master’s degree is one option, but it might not fit in with your desire to explore the world, grow as a person, develop meaningful relationships, and contribute to society as a whole.

So, why not consider travelling to countries you’ve never been to before in combination with learning skills that will be useful in the future?

You’ll be inspired and motivated to create a better future for yourself. A future that will see you waking up each morning excited about the day ahead.

More and more Millennials are quitting demanding jobs that pay high salaries because they crave the time to do the things they enjoy, the chance to learn more about themselves and others, and the opportunity to create a unique and fulfilling life.

Will you join them on their journey? The Nomad MBA is the ideal way of combining travel with useful and meaningful education, especially if you’re thinking, “What next?”

And if you still wonder what could be the best choice for you, Your Own Revolution can help you on your quest.

Laurent Goffinon

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