Study Abroad in Words

An intensely beautiful, magical time in my life
  1. Have you ever experienced something so astonishingly beautiful, you wanted nothing more than for that moment to be burned and in your mind be born fresh one more?
    Christopher Poindexter
  2. Travel's main gift is to shake he sleeping self. It comes crashing in the drowsy room, opens the windows and doors and says "Look at this day! You're alive, you idiot. It's amazing!"
    Jedidiah Jenkins
  3. I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.
    Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
  4. You got big plans, you gotta move
    The Lumineers
  5. (1/3) They told us about three places. The first is the Homeland, where you are comfortable, content with your friends and family, and you know what to expect. The second is the Wonderland, which is the brand new place for you where you are in total awe and amazement at everything around you,
  6. (2/3)and you love it there, and you love the newness of it. The last is Newfoundland, which is the place you return to from Wonderland, but is no longer the same when you return. Your experience in the Wonderland changes you, it changes be way you think, even your beliefs, and when you return, home isn't what it used to be because
  7. (3/3) you aren't who you used to be and you have to figure out how new you fits into Newfoundland, how you can take what you learned and progress. Newfoundland is difficult because a lot of times people won't understand what happened to you, how you've changed, the experience you had, because they haven't been there.
    My friend Faisal dropping some wisdom on me from his international summer service program
  8. Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is one ongoing is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen.
    Maya Angelou
  9. I feel like a bird
    My friend Dale
  10. Living from my own front door, I would never be content to be
    Roo Panes
  11. It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied; I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away; I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments
    Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation (the entire poem is my general life force)
  12. I want to choose a mind and a soul that's wide awake. I want to be aware of every day I'm alive.
    Jedidiah Jenkins