Study Abroad Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old study abroad quotes, study abroad sayings, and study abroad proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The spirit of seeking understanding through personal contact with people of other nations and other cultures deserves the respect and support of all. Gerald R. Ford
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
The pursuit of illusion is not about studying for prizes, or for study's sake. There's no right or wrong, no pass or fail. Tahir Shah
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it Rudyard Kipling
You can never understand one language until you understand atleast two Geoffrey Willans
The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you're actually helping to make America stronger. Michelle Obama
No one who has lived through the second half of the 20th century could possibly be blind to the enormous impact of exchange programs on the future of countries. Bill Clinton
Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world. Chantal Mitchell
So we know that it's not enough for us to simply encourage more people to study abroad. We also need to make sure that they can actually afford it. Michelle Obama
Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially. Tom Freston
The benefits of studying abroad are almost endless. Michelle Obama
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine
And then I realized adventure was the best way to learn. Anonymous
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett
It's a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it. Jo Andrews
One of the most interesting, and eye-opening, parts of the study abroad experience is being able to view the United States from the lens of a different country. Madison Voss
Studying abroad is about experiencing a foreign county - and the most beautiful, important part of a country's culture is its people. Alexander Kolker
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. Seneca
Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window One can see the way of heaven. The further one goes The less one knows. Lao Tzu
Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative. Amal Clooney