Taking a break from your job to travel and immerse yourself in a new environment sounds great, but getting your boss on board is tough. To convince them, show them the new skills you'll gain (and bring back to benefit the company).
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As Good.co points out, some employers already know this and offer work sabbaticals as part of their company perks. Check with your HR department to see if your company does.
If not, make a list of both skills you'd learn on the break and skills your company needs. Where they overlap is the list you should present to your boss. That way, you'll get a break to do something different, but both you and your office will benefit. For more tips on how to decide if you should take a work sabbatical, check out the full post linked below.