One Secret To Success May Be Travel

Published 6:44 am Saturday, June 2, 2012

(NAPSI)—Travel can improve a student’s odds of success, says a recent report.

The online poll has linked student travel to gaining a competitive edge in business. According to the Brightspark Edu-Travel Report, 94 percent of respondents said being well traveled translates into a competitive advantage in the workplace.

The survey discovered that eight in 10 respondents felt school student travel provided key leadership traits such as confidence. Forty-six percent also said it fosters ambition. Five of every 10 said they learned to appreciate different cultural perspectives through their school travels. Finally, 35 percent felt student travel taught them to take risks and feel comfortable with the unknown.

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Today’s class trips can include performing in front of Broadway producers or exploring the Great Wall of China.

“Travel lets people connect with peers easily through shared frames of reference,” said Matt Wilson, co-founder of “My class trips taught me pivotal social and cultural skills, and these turned into key business-building skills that I rely on every day.”

The survey also found that catching the travel bug early on could have positive long-term effects on women’s lives, often relating to increased success later in life.

The report found that women who took a school trip as students were significantly more likely than their nontraveling counterparts to report being happier and having greater success with their family, investments and social connections.

The majority of women who traveled as youngsters (43 percent) gave themselves a five out of five on family and on overall happiness. In contrast, the majority of those who hadn’t traveled (42 percent) scored lower, with a four out of five in both categories. Similar patterns appeared in relation to success with investments and social connections.

Student travel opens up new horizons for children, which in turn fosters confidence. In women’s lives, this can carry through into adulthood.

For complete survey findings, call (877) 545-0070 or visit


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