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