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Take a Bit Farther

Take a Bit Farther

Posted Jul 19, 2007 3:29 UTC (Thu) by ccyoung (guest, #16340)
Parent article: A Tokyo trip report

It might be a bit off topic, I have to say I was 50 before I ventured outside the US. It was a truly awakening experience - two weeks in Thailand turned into three years - and drinking in others' experiences and cultures is exhilarating beyond belief.

It's also a great honor to work professionally with peers in different cultures, something I almost think should be mandatory, like a forced sabbatical.

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Take a Bit Farther

Posted Jul 19, 2007 7:31 UTC (Thu) by ortalo (subscriber, #4654) [Link]

Don't think so. There are areas where it is mandatory (research career and post-doctoral study for example) and I do not think this improves the experience, on the contrary (world-wide) arrangements (e.g. between research team)s may greatly diminish it...
Of course, I totally agree with you on the benefits of seeing other parts of the world live...

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