The benefits of learning a new language are evident. Studies show that those who learn a new language experience a boost in their memory as the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, the areas in the brain responsible for memory, experience growth.
Traveling is possibly the best way to immerse yourself in other cultures and in some cases, a language barrier might not hurt. While it’s prudent to learn the basics of a foreign language before traveling to a specific part of the world, sometimes the nuances of that language can really only be understood if experienced first-hand. What better way to experience the local culture than taking a road trip on foreign land?! (more…)