It's common after an election for Americans to want to travel abroad. The election cycle is an arduous process. "Democracy is hard," as President Obama said yesterday. People are looking for a getaway. Some more long-term than others.
Trip Advisor just posted the top 20 post-election locations that people are booking flights and lodging to. Mexico and Canada sit neatly at the top of the list, followed by the UAE, the UK, and Italy.
But it's not just the cheaper flights and hotels that has people looking to roam. Amid anxiety about the reunification of an increasingly polarized super-state, people are looking for more perspective, for themselves and for their kids.
High school and college students are aware that getting away from home is one of the best ways to learn about the world and themselves. Most of our students sign on to our programs because of the sheer variety of countries and perspectives they're exposed to. (Others do it for the skills.)
The truth stands, however: travel is the best education.
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