Travel more with your kids – it will make them better at school, says new study 3 years ago

Travel more with your kids – it will make them better at school, says new study

We all want our kids to do well in school.

And while helping them with their homework and making sure they bring a healthy, wholesome lunch is no doubt going in long way in ensuring that they exel in their education, there is one more thing we should all apparently be doing more of.

According to a new survey, if you want your kids to be more successful in school, you should take them on vacation more.

Yep, that's right. More travel equals better results in school.

A survey of almost 1,500 U.S.-based teachers, commissioned by the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), found that 74 percent of educators believed that travel has “a very positive impact on students’ personal development.” As well as this, a majority of teachers (56 percent) also believe that travel’s positive impact can extend to a student’s education and career.

Now might be a good time to book that midterm break, no...?


It seems travel can have a far -reaching impacts on kids, and teachers agreed that children who traveled to experience cultures other than their own have increased tolerance and respectfulness, willingness to learn and a willingness to try new things.

This, as it turns out, is useful not only in the classroom, but can also help on the playground, as kids who traveled were more likely to have higher independence, self-esteem, confidence, adaptability and sensitivity. They were also more likely to be more outgoing and have better self-expression than kids who stayed at home.

And it seems a love of travel is often sparked by those early trips, with 76 percent of the teachers surveyd admitted they saw kids wanting to travel more after being taken on one trip.