The Traveling Mindset: Get Out & Go!
International travel writer Michael Wigge has an amazing travel portfolio, having traveled to more than 80 countries and having 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 across Germany in 80 days, and traveled European cities blindfolded. Wigge has 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 understanding 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 diminishing prejudices as we come to see that people everywhere are more alike, than they are different.
Wigge’s program helps prepare students for professional success in a globalized world that requieres an intercultural understanding. He points out through his humorous travel experiences how to avoid cross-cultural “no-no’s” and how to find unexpected inspiration throughout the journey.
As many college students are on the budget, part of his lecture focuses on his project “How to Travel the World for Free.” Wigge offers low budget and no budget travel tips that anyone can benefit from. During his trip around the world with no money, he ate for free by using the barter system, obtained free flight tickets by offering creative services like pillow fighting, and used online technology for free accommodation and to make new friends.
Students will have an incredible cultural learning experience and lots of fun through Wigge’s highly entertaining presentation!