When you visit other cultures you learn so much about the world and about yourself. You discover new perspectives and broaden your horizons, and learn that things can be done in many different ways. You grow as a person.
I have always been interested in international issues and I think exchange and international contacts are very important.
I think the world would be a much better place if we connected more across cultural, geographical, age, and religious borders and barriers.
I see working with exchange programs and international contacts as important both for the personal development of those involved and as a greater project for peace and tolerance.
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.