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- For many individuals living in poverty in America, the lack of access to resources and opportunities can have a long-term impact on their quality of life. Without exposure to other cultures and perspectives, these individuals are often limited to the experiences they have within their own community. This can lead to a stunted worldview and restricted educational, professional, and social outcomes.For those living in poverty who haven’t traveled, access to knowledge about the world is often limited. As a result, they may miss out on broadening their view of the world or gaining valuable skills that could help them move out of poverty. Additionally, without physical exposure to different countries and locations, individuals may not understand how people in other places live or gain an appreciation for global diversity
- .In terms of career prospects, those living in poverty who haven’t traveled may be less able to take advantage of international job opportunities or make connections with employers outside their area. The lack of travel also limits their ability to network with professionals outside their local area who could provide knowledge and experience that would be beneficial in advancing careers. Moreover, without having traveled abroad or gained an understanding of foreign cultures prior to entering higher education or applying for jobs, it is difficult for individuals from underserved backgrounds to compete with those who have had such experiences. This puts them at a further disadvantage when seeking academic/professional success or better employment opportunities which could be essential for breaking out of poverty. Finally, without having traveled in order to gain exposure and knowledge about different cultures it becomes more difficult for someone from a low-income background to develop empathy and break down barriers between different communities. In effect this lack of travel bolsters systemic injustices like structural inequality that are already so prevalent in the United States today.