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The Traveling Mindset: Get Out & Go!

International travel writer Michael Wigge has an amazing travel portfolio, having traveled to more than 80 countries and lived in Germany, the UK, and the US. He traveled the world for free, traveled all 50 U.S. states in 50 days, rode a razor scooter for kids 2000 miles in 80 days, and he traveled European cities blindfolded. Wigge already presented his books on the Tonight Show and Today Show.

In his lecture he points out how traveling can broaden your mindset. He explains in detail how the understanding of other cultures and customs can help you look at the world in a different way. Exploring new cultures can be a path toward personal growth and decreasing prejudices as we come to see that people everywhere are more alike, than they are different.

Wigge’s program helps prepare students for the professional success in a globalized world that often comes with an intercultural understanding. He points out through his humorous travel experiences how to avoid cultural no-nos when being abroad and how to find unexpected inspiration in their journey.

As many college students might be on the budget, part of his lecture focuses on his project “How to Travel the World for Free.” Wigge gives low budget and no budget travel tips for everyone. During his trip around the world with no money, he ate for free by using the barter system, got free flight tickets by offering pillow fighting, and used online technology for free accommodation and to make new friends.

The students will have an incredible cultural learning experience and lots of fun through Wigge’s highly entertaining lecture!

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