80+ Inspirational Study Abroad Quotes & Captions for Instagram

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Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding, liberating and empowering experiences you can have in life.

For many travelers, studying abroad is the first time that they travel internationally. It can be a bit scary at first, especially during the planning stages when you’re debating the pros and cons of studying abroad and in early days of being abroad.

However, the lessons that you’ll learn and the memories you’ll make will quickly outweigh those fears.

Are you planning on studying abroad and looking for the perfect study abroad Instagram captions, or just looking for a bit of inspiration?

Here are more than 80 inspirational study abroad quotes and captions to inspire you to take the plunge and explore the world on your own.

Use them as Instagram captions, or simply as a mantra to inspire your study abroad adventures!

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Inspirational Study Abroad Quotes & Captions for Instagram

…and then I realized, adventures are the best way to learn.”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Saint Augustine

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“The hardest part of any journey is taking the first step.”

“A great way to find out about your country is to leave it.”
Henry Rollins

“Not all classrooms have four walls.”

“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”
Thomas Jefferson

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”
Paulo Coelho

“Some journeys can only be traveled alone.”
Ken Poirot

A photo of an airplane wing with the quote "... and then I realized, adventures are the best way to learn" (by Unknown) overlayed.
“To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”
Shirley MacLaine

Inspiring Study Abroad Quotes

“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

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”
Rachel Wolchin

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
Samuel Johnson

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
John Steinbeck

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!”
Fitzhugh Mullan

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
Mark Twain

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“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.”
Zig Ziglar

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
David Mitchell

“All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit.”

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”
Eugene Fodor

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
Cesare Pavese

Study Abroad Quotes for Instagram

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
John Lennon

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”
Anais Nin

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“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”
Danny Kaye

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
James Michener

“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.”
Jawaharal Nehru

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.”
Grace Murray Hopper

“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
Steve Jobs

“So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

“Don’t put off your adventures while you wait for available friends to join.”
Francis Shenstone

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
Neil Gaiman

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“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”
Chinese Proverb

“I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.”
Lord Dunsany

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”
Caskie Stinnett

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
Paul Theroux

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
Bill Bryson

“Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”

“Collect moments, not things.”

Collect Moments, Not Things.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Neale Donald Walsch

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
Maya Angelou

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber

“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”
Daphne du Maurier

“When you’re traveling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.”
Shauna Niequist

“Embrace those parts of yourself that you’ve skillfully avoided until now. That’s your true adventure.”
Gina Greenlee

“Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.”
John Muir

“You travel, things change, you change, you meet new people, you get new ideas. And before you know it, your life has changed.”
Michele Harrison

“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”
Roman Payne

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Study Abroad Captions & Inspiring Quotes (for Social Media)

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.”
Henry David Thorough

“The thing about traveling alone, is that you run into your insecurities and fears times ten the normal! You run into all the good things and all the bad things about yourself on a daily basis, and are allowed the opportunity to truly become your own friend. Traveling alone is a learning process; some people travel for leisure, I travel to run into myself!”
C. JoyBell C.

“He travels the fastest who travels alone.”
Rudyard Kipling

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
Jack Kerouac

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
Anita Desai

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
Rumi Jalalud-Din

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
Isabelle Eberhardt

“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.”
Haruki Murakami

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
Erol Ozan

“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
Roman Payne

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“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy

“The journey itself is my home.”
Matsuo Basho

“Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.”
Gayle Forman

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”
Michael Palin

“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
Ibn Battuta

“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.”
Ian Fleming

“If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”
Drew Barrymore

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

“Traveling alone doesn’t always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.”
Jacqueline Boone

“Solo travel not only pushes you out of your comfort zone, it also pushes you out of the zone of others’ expectations.”
Suzy Strutner

“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”
Mandy Hale

You have to get lost before you can find yourself.
John Green

A photo of the Eiffel Tower with a black sky and the quote “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” by Ibn Battuta

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience that will open your eyes to new cultures and ways of thinking.

It can be scary to embark on such an adventure, but it is well worth the risk. The life lessons you’ll learn, experiences you have, and people you meet will stick with you for the rest of your life.

If you haven’t decided to already, these inspiring quotes will hopefully motivate you to take the plunge and study abroad. You will never regret it!

And if you’re already studying abroad, or planning on it, then these study abroad quotes will make for perfect Instagram captions.

(PS: If you happen to use any of the study abroad quotes as captions on Instagram, tag me @aworldinreach so I can keep up with your study abroad adventures!)

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