I think travel is important. It opens your eyes and humbles you in many ways. It shows you how small you really are, but also how we are all inter-connected. It opens your mind and broadens your horizons. In Europe, they have the concept of the gap year. You travel after you finish college/high school for a year before you start working. I like it! I think students in the United States could benefit from this. You don't always know what you want to do at 18 or even what career you want to do even after you finish college. Why not travel and learn about your world?