The 50 Best Study Abroad Memes I’ve Ever Seen

So if you’ve studied abroad, you could probably relate to most of these. I know that I’m guilty of a couple of them. It’s always funny running into all the awkward situations that you find yourself in while studying abroad. Have a look at some of the memes below and let me know how many you’re guilty of!

Discovering how big the Mona Lisa actually is.

When I show up to the club too sober

When I tried Sangria in Spain

When my best friend was accepted to the same program as me.

When I learned there was free alcohol on the 9 hour plane ride.

When my friend asks me if I am really going to eat gelato every single day.

When my friend asks me if the Albanian guy she made out with at the club last night was hot.

When I tasted a banana and nutella crepe for the first time.

Whenever I am drunk and meet someone with a British accent

When my friend asks me where we are going to eat thanksgiving dinner

When the creepy italian guy is eyeing me when I’m hungover at breakfast

He’s like

and I’m just like

When I realize I actually have to attend classes this semester.

When I successfully navigate public transportation for the first time.

When at the airport they tell me I can throw some of my stuff away to make my bag weigh less.

When I arrive at the nude beach and saw the Europeans laying out.

When I walk home at night from the club.

When I realize German chocolate cake is not actually from Germany

The whole table when my friend successfully orders in the native language

When I take the overnight train

the creepy guy across from me is all

and I just sit there like

When I drink the 2 euro wine

The first week I’m like

By the end of the semester I’m like

When I think I got on the wrong bus and have a mini panic attack

When the guides ask for donations at the end of the free walking tour

I’m just like

When I realize the bread on the table is not free

When other Americans show up at our favorite hang out

Whenever someone talk to me for the first month

When my friend and I ask a cute guy to take a touristy picture of us

When the shampoo explodes in my suitcase

When my mom sends me a care package from home.

When I get to Barcelona and no one speaks Spanish

When I try to make the royal guards laugh at Buckingham Palace

I’m like

They are like

So I give up and I’m just like

When I’m told to rub another statue for good luck

When I try to blend in

But I actually look like

When I try to apply for my visa

When my friends come to visit and it is raining

When I buy a fresh load of bread at the market every day

My friend is all:

and I’m just like:

When I go out to eat.

I order so much food and I’m just like:

And then I convert the bill into US dollars and I’m like:

But then the wine kicks in and I’m just like:

When I decide to wear heels out at night on the cobblestone



When I realize the coins in my pocket are worth more than just cents

When an Italian guy comes up to me at a nightclub

How all the salespeople look at me when I walk into Harrods

When my friends and I see a group of obnoxious American girls



Written by Ryan Lum

Ryan is an avid bucket lister. Travel, photography, blogging and adventure are some of his hobbies. He once went on a trip to Spain and was robbed of all his stuff except his clothes. No money, no insurance, no identification and no way to contact family and friends from back home. Did he end his trip? No way! He ended up running with the bulls in Pamplona the very next day.


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