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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!
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.”
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
“The hardest part of any journey is taking the first step.”
“A great way to find out about your country is to leave it.”
“Not all classrooms have four walls.”
“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”
“Some journeys can only be traveled alone.”
“To travel is to live.”
“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.”
“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.”
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.”
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
“All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit.”
“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.”
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
“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.”
“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.”
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.”
“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
“So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“Don’t put off your adventures while you wait for available friends to join.”
“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
“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.”
“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.”
“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.”
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
“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.”
“Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once!”
“Collect moments, not things.”
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
“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.”
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”
“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.”
“Embrace those parts of yourself that you’ve skillfully avoided until now. That’s your true adventure.”
“Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.”
“You travel, things change, you change, you meet new people, you get new ideas. And before you know it, your life has changed.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“He travels the fastest who travels alone.”
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
“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.”
“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself.”
“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
“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.”
“The journey itself is my home.”
“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.”
“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”
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.”
“If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
“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.”
“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”
“You have to get lost before you can find yourself.“
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 captions on Instagram, tag me @aworldinreach so I can keep up with your study abroad adventures!)
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