Admission test for the degree course in Medicine and Surgery 2013-2014

Test ministeriale in lingua inglese per l’ammissione alla facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 2013-2014

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Many people believe that foreign travel broadens the mind and that there is some inherent benefit in spending some time in a culture different from your own. Many students are taking 'gap' years where they spend time in another country. Whilst this may offer some benefits in terms of confidence and independence, it is wrong to assume that foreign travel alone can provide this. Global travel can have negative impacts on local cultures and the environment. Home country based 'gap' projects are often seen as unglamourous but the benefit of working with different groups and cultures within our own society can be equally rewarding. Which one of the following is the main conclusion of the above passage?