Choosing to study abroad was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I made so many new memories and learned so much, and I will be forever thankful for all of the amazing people that I met along the way. Through my experience, I grew so much as a person, and I learned a lot about myself and others. I recommend studying abroad to anyone and everyone. Keep reading for ten quotes about study abroad to inspire you to jump head first into this opportunity!
1. Studying abroad sticks with you.
“You’ll take it with you. This experience that you’ve had is not something you leave at the airport gate of your flight home. It will shape your future, and you may not yet realize the amount of influence that it’ll have, but believe me, influence it will.”
2. Discover the world for yourself.
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
– Wendell Berry
3. It’s important to be brave.
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute the experience.”
– Paulo Coelho
4. Find where you belong.
“We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.”
5. Get to know yourself better.
“Travel is getting to know yourself by facing new experiences.”
6. Experience beauty, charm, and adventure.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
– Jawaharlal Nehru
7. Take chances.
“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”
– Karen Gibbs
8. It changes you.
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
– Anthony Bourdain
These last two quotes are the best way to sum up how I feel about my study abroad experience coming to an end…
Even though these quotes are a little sad, they really put the whole experience into perspective.
9. You leave part of your heart abroad.
“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.”
10. The people you meet make the experience extraordinary.
“Study abroad is a journey for yourself where you must make bold choices and step out of your comfort zone, but it is the people that you meet along this journey that take it from great to extraordinary.” – Anonymous