1. It’s inspiring and invigorating
2. It develops skills I never knew I had
3. It satisfies my thirst for adventure (especially if I’m feeling bored and trapped)
4. It helps me to take risks and to try new things
5. It creates amazing, lasting memories
6. It gives me experiences I wouldn’t have at home
7. It changes my perspective on myself, other people, different cultures – and the world!