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Inspirational Study Abroad Quotes and Why We Love Them

Inspirational Study Abroad Quotes

Are you hungry to study abroad and looking for some inspiration? At, we live and breathe study abroad. That's why we've gathered some of the study abroad quotes that have inspired us to pursue our education abroad in the hopes of inspiring you.

Which study abroad quote is your favorite? Did we miss anything? Reach out on social media with your favorite quotes to let us know!

#1 "Travel is still the most intense mode of learning

- Kevin Kelly

Why we love it:

There's a lot to be learned from reading your textbooks, but there's also more to an education than just attending classes. Travelling and studying abroad offers students the chance to gain the real-life skills to succeed both personally and professionally.

#2 “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”

- Alfred Mercier

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Why we love it:

There's no denying that studying for a degree can be stressful. But that doesn't mean there isn't time to enjoy the experience. Studying abroad is a great way to make international friends, explore a new city, and discover who you are. After a long day of studying, invite some of your new friends along to check out the local life in your new hometown!

#3 "The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark."

- John Muir

Why we love it:

Most students hope to find their dream job after successfully completing their degree. However, before taking on the responsibilities of a new career, it's also important to see a little bit of the world first. Among the benefits of studying abroad is the chance to travel and experience new cultures and places while studying. Learning a new language, listening to different styles of music, visiting museums to see some of the world's treasures, and making new friends from all walks of life are ways in which students can broaden their perspectives.

#4 “If you're twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better,I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”

-Anthony Bourdain

Why we love it:

You can learn a lot about a person and their culture by the food they serve. Studying abroad allows you to sit at the table with people from around the world and experience different cultures in many ways. It's also the chance to share your own culture. Prepare your favorite meal to share with your new international group of friends and spend an evening discussing experiences, beliefs, and dreams. You'll never forget the memories you create sharing a study abroad experience with those you cherish

#5 “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.”

- Hans Christian Anderson

Why we love it:

The stories you create on your study abroad journey will last a lifetime. All of the experiences combined, whether good, bad, difficult, or exciting, will add something to who you are as a person. In a new country surrounded by new people, it's also the chance to discover a new you. Try new foods, test out a new language, and experience new customs and traditions. There's no limit to where you can take your journey!

#6 “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all-- the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

- Randy Komisar

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Why we love it:

Many students believe they cannot study abroad because it's too expensive and out of budget. But, think again! Not only are there a ton of scholarships on offer specifically geared towards students who want to study abroad, there's also some countries, such as Germany, that still offer almost free higher education to students no matter where they're from.

#7 The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn't even think to ask.

- Jeff Johnson

Why we love it:

There's so much in the world we don't know exists until we experience it first hand: foods, languages, people, works of art. Studying abroad gives us the chance to discover all of the above plus more. Whether it's new ideas or new restaurants, you will broaden your horizons every day during your studies.

#8 Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

-Nelson Mandela

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Why we love it:

Most of us wish that after our studies we will achieve a job that adds meaning and value to our lives. Many also wish to make a difference in the world. The first step to that dream is to see the world. Only once you've seen what the world has to offer can you make an impact and change the world for the better. Combine education and travelling and study abroad to begin the change you wish to see!

#9 "Nothing Adventured, Nothing Attained."

- Peter McWilliams

We we love it:

At the end of the day, the choice to study abroad can be a difficult one. There's a lot to think about and organize before moving your education abroad. However, without giving it a shot, you'll never know all of the amazing benefits of studying abroad that will follow you for the rest of your life.

Last update: 24 Sep 2018

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