I think traveling to foreign countries provides valuable experiences that can expand a person’s understanding.
To begin with, traveling provides us with opportunities to meet people from different cultures. We can go to places where we can practice our foreign language skills with native speakers and learn about cultural differences. People have different way of living and thinking as well as different values. Experiencing these things directly can be more meaningful than reading about them at school.
Secondly, when we experience different culture, we can gain some understanding of who we are as Japanese people. We can also realize that many of the values we have are Japanese, and that other people might have different values from us. In this way,we can learn to be more flexible and more international.
For these reasons, I believe that international travel helps us develop into better people.