The world becomes a lot smaller when you travel.
As humans, we all have the same basic needs and wants. We have much more in common with each other than we think, and spending time in other parts of the world only makes this clearer.
On top of the incentive of gaining perspective, dialogues offer adventure. When else in your life will you be able to wander the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, hike around volcanoes in Iceland or study architecture in China? These are not family vacations, rather, they are once in a lifetime opportunities to be immersed in cultures completely different from your own. Travelling is essential to the development of a functioning mind – being pushed out of your comfort zone and forced to think in a completely new way is something you can only find abroad.
For most people, the hardest part about signing up for an opportunity like a dialogue is actually pulling the trigger. It seems like there is always a reason why not – money, time, plans with the family. But these hang-ups pale in comparison to what you have to gain from an experience abroad. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
So pull the trigger and don’t look back.