The Ottawa Citizen logoBy Michael Smolander. Mark Twain once elegantly wrote that “nothing so liberalizes” and deepens one’s insights “as travel and contact with many kinds of people.”
This idea was echoed in Nicholas Kristof’s recent column for the New York Times when he argued that young people should travel and study abroad to “engage with the world” and “broaden horizons.” While the intellectual benefits of going abroad are well known, the financial returns that make studying abroad worthwhile are less acknowledged. More...