28 study abroad quotes

A quote can contain inspiration, advice and new perspectives. Here we have collected our favorite study abroad quotes from international students, schools, celebrities, and our staff.

We searched the web and asked our schools, students, and partners to give us their best study abroad quotes. We came up with an impressive collection of quotes that all relate to learning, traveling, growing, daring and exploring; which is what studying abroad is all about. Here are our 28 favorite study abroad quotes:

When you study abroad every step is a learning experience.

/Johan Asplund, DreamStudies

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

/Neale Donald Walsch - provided by BHMS Business Hotel Management School



The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.

/J.K. Rowling

Studying abroad was the most enjoyable time of my life and I am really grateful for this.

/Yuka from Japan – student at Langports English language school in Australia

I don’t even have words to explain how much I’m learning and growing through this experience.

/Linda from Italy – another student at Langports

Change your language and you change your thoughts.

/Karl Albrecht

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

/Alfred Mercier



To really love a country you have to eat it, drink it and hear it sing." (Pour bien aimer un pays il faut le manger, le boire et l'entendre chanter.)

/Michel Déon provided by Accent Français - French Language School in Montpellier

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

/Gustave Flaubert – provided by French in Normandy – IH Rouen

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.

/Einstein – provided by UniDirect UK Application Support

Study hard and improve every day. (好好学习天天向上 / Hǎo hào xuéxí tiāntiān xiàngshàng)

/Chinese proverb – provided by LTL Mandarin School



There is a world out there full of possibilities. Your dream is our mission.

/Australian College of Physical Education

It's not about going to a new place, but learning new ways to think.

/Sanjay Jhingan, Dean at Yamanashi Gakuin University

The benefits of studying abroad are almost endless.

/Michelle Obama

Simple exchanges can break walls down between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.

/Barack Obama



Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

/John. W. Gardner - provided by Collarts Australian College of the Arts

Studying abroad is about experiencing a foreign country — and the most beautiful, important part of a country’s culture is its people.

/Alexander Kolker

You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.

/Geoffrey Willans

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

/Dalai Lama



Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.

/Oscar Wilde – provided by Arts University Bournemouth

One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.

/Henry Miller – provided by Foothill and De Anza Colleges

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

/Helen Keller

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

/Saint Augustine



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

/Nelson Mandela – provided by IH Cape Town

Travelling, it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.

/Ibn Battuta

Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world.

/Chantal Mitchell

You learn by doing new things, and when you study abroad everything is new.

/Johan Asplund, DreamStudies



Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

/Mark Twain

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