Most people in their pursuit to be “well-rounded” usually travel outside of their country for a new experience. Others, have reached opportunity’s end in their own country, and attempt to send ttheir children off to learn in different countries. In the end, they all come back [temporarily or permanently] to their country changed:
I believe a key to being well-rounded is having various experiences, and although traveling may help, it only scratches the surface. Rarely will anyone gain much insight from a brief trip to a foreign country. However, this traveler to India provided an interesting insight on Buddhism, India, and how it shattered his old thoughts on what is “clean” and “dirty”:
In most religions, holy places are pristine, surreal places. Buddhist holy places are actually a dump.