Dreaming and meanings Abroad

Abroad Dream Meaning

So you have had a dream about traveling to a foreign country? Want to know what it means?

If you are traveling outside your home country then this dream is about accepting new experiences in life. This dream suggests a move from mundane routines and focuses on the feeling of adventure. My name is Flo and I'm going to help you uncover what this dream of going abroad means. In order to present to you the best possible meaning, my research into dream symbolism is from the spiritual and psychological viewpoint. I have researched many ancient dream books which I’ve listed at the bottom of this dream meaning. Additionally, I have also looked at the various dream psychologists and different accounts of dreams connected to traveling abroad.

Yes, it is a treat when you see yourself traveling if the dream is positive as it can often be a representation of how you're feeling at the moment. It can often be associated with a psychological point of view that you have closed a path in your life. Indeed, I think the dream of abroad represents the unknown.

The conditions around the dream symbolize a deeper meaning. In my experience to find yourself abroad in the dream state symbolizes a pleasant trip into the unknown is predicted. It is vital that you understand absence is for your own good. Place close attention on the attributes in your journey as there will be signs on how you should shape your goals in waking life.

What does it mean to dream of being abroad?

There are always times in our lives when we need to recognize our own efforts and be aware of our surroundings. If you had this dream after a period of stress or depression then it indicates that you need to sell yourself better in situations related to work. This will help you achieve the goals that you are aiming for. To be unaware of the country in your dream means you must recognize a character trait that is needed in order to find new ways of approaching life. To live abroad in your dream indicates you should leave a negative situation -- you may need to prioritize your options in waking life.

The other aspect of this dream is the appearance of discontentment in your daily existence. It could be time to take a holiday. An opportunity is soon going to present itself and you will consider taking a risk. The other meaning of this dream is that you need to recognize that you must move forward in regard to a fear of loss, it is important is to take a risk in order to move forward in the future.

What does it mean to live in a foreign land in a dream?

To dream of living in a foreign land suggests that you have been feeling quite unsettled and you need to break out of a routine. If you see yourself traveling to a foreign destination on holiday then this indicates changes in your working environment in the future. The whole point of this dream is that you are going to experience spiritual growth. To dream of learning a foreign language suggests that you are going to move jobs and free yourself from mundane tasks.

What does it mean to dream of preparing to go abroad?

Preparing to go abroad indicates that a pleasant time will be experienced. I like to put this as a “love bomb blast” is going to occur in your life. Sorry if you don’t understand this. Put simply it indicates that you’re going to put back together something that has fallen apart, especially in love and pleasant and happy times are going to enter your life. I truly believe that if you are preparing to go abroad in the dream, it means your subconscious is preparing you for a pleasant time ahead. I know that you must try to understand your values and set your own path and goals in life to get the most out of the next few months! So good luck and well done!

What does it mean to dream of going on holiday?

What a wonderful dream to have! This dream is very positive in nature according to ancient dream dictionaries. It is connected to happiness and also the opportunity to make a difference in life. To dream of traveling abroad on holiday indicates that you are going to get the best out of life. There will be a couple of very positive months ahead of you. In my experience, to dream of a holiday also represents that you are feeling somewhat tired and stressed in life. If we look at what Freud, discussed in his dream books of the 1930s that the manifestation of dreams is connected to the divine. It indicates that sometimes in our subconscious mind symbolism flourishes.

It is always difficult to explain our dreams. Everybody is different and every dream is different. To dream that you are on holiday indicates that your mental state in waking life might need relaxation and recuperation. In the foreground of this dream, meaning indicates that you may have possibly been depressed in the past and this is your subconscious mind telling you that it is time to move ahead and distinguish what you wish out of life. So go do it! I truly believe that the dream of a holiday materializes from your own instincts and impulses in waking life. Spiritually this is a positive dream which denotes happiness and contentment.

What does it mean to dream of traveling?

If we turn to dream psychologist Carl Jung he considered traveling, especially on “holiday” is connected to our hidden desire to escape from the realities of life. Essentially this is the mindset of mental impulses that affect our dream state. Expanding on this, I believe that dreams of traveling, whether that is an airplane or a train, or even a car indicate that we are trying to escape something in daily life. Yes, it always surprises me the numerous analogies that occur between our dream state and also the conditions that we have in waking life.

What does it mean to dream of going back home after being in a foreign country?

In my opinion, there is nothing better than getting back to your own house after you’ve been on holiday. For me, I always try to tidy the house up and make it nice and clean before I go so that when I get back I can relax and enjoy being in my own home surrounded by my own things. So what does “returning home” means in the dream state? The method of investigation here is that I’ve used both spiritual books and psychology in order to understand why you would have a dream of returning home after being abroad. In order to decode the dream further, I truly believe that we need to look at the fact that we feel that “home” is our comfort zone.

Reflecting on this dream indicates that you are looking for a safe haven in life. Perhaps, you feel it is a place where you will not encounter any criticism. Is it true to say that people have been giving you their opinions of late? It is advisable for this purpose, to divide your dream into various phases or elements. For example, is the fact that you returned home the only thing you can remember about your dream? Did you return home and actually see your house? All these details need to be reviewed individually and look up in my dream dictionary the various symbols! To see your house is a positive omen.

What does it mean to not be aware of what country you’re in your dream?

It is not uncommon to have a dream knowing that you’re in a foreign country but unaware of which country is. This is especially true when you can hear a foreign language but cannot understand which country they are from. It is interesting that this dream today still occupies your mind the fact that you have looked at the meaning. The dream content is also important. What do you actually do in a foreign country?

I can remember that I had a dream myself of being in a foreign country and buying cabbages. This is quite interesting because as a child I did not like cabbages! Obviously, now I am an adult I do in fact like cabbages. It was a very peculiar dream and it took me some time to uncover what the real meaning was. In essence, if we dream of being in a foreign country it can indicate that we are trying to escape from something in life. Interestingly my dream about cabbage was connected to the fact that I knew that I had to go on a more healthy diet.

The fact that I was in a foreign country means I was trying to hide away from the fact that I put weight on it. I know this seems pretty barmy but in fact, the dream itself gave me a reason to ensure that I had a better diet. By following the associations which arose in your dream and the different elements you can piece together what it is that you are missing from life. You don’t need to have a dream psychologist in order to decode this dream, especially the fact that you would wake up and look at the meaning!

What does it mean to live abroad in your dream?

Living abroad in a dream can symbolize that you’re trying to escape from a problem in life. The circumstances where you live in your current life can also be equally important! For example, if you currently live abroad and you dream of living abroad in another country then this can indicate you are feeling homesick. If you dream of living abroad but you’ve never lived abroad in the past normally reveals itself when you are worried about your comfort zones in waking life. I might try to draw closer to the key meaning of living abroad in your dream by using this example. Now, wherever we live in the world we should feel comfort and happiness.

If we dream of moving and living in another country it can imply that you are going to avoid difficulties in life. I also believe that this dream is a sort of substitute for feeling comfort at home. Maybe you are not feeling that your home is somewhere you can spend quality time. This may be even down to the fact that you need to just de-clutter and tidy up, even decorate. So go now… tidy up… sort out that loft or garage if it is messy. It will make you feel a ton better!

What does it mean to see yourself traveling overseas?

I am led to regard the dream of traveling overseas as connected to our subconscious mind trying to escape in life. The content of this dream illustrates that you have a deep desire to change an area of your life. If we look at Freud, from a dream analysis perspective he believed that there is a connection with every one of our dreams and the dream is life. Freud did prove that most of our dreams are symbols for areas that we are trying to decode in waking life. Therefore this dream could be telling you that you need to rest and recuperate in life. If you could see yourself in a particularly hot climate during the dream, I truly believe that this is about dealing with difficulties and obstacles in life. Perhaps you have had an especially tough time recently and you have been suffering under certain circumstances.

The fact that it the climate is “hot” in a dream appears, from my research to denote that the mounting difficulties that have surrounded you going to melt away. Lucky you! It is important to try to review and understand what has happened in your life in order to change the circumstances for the better. A holiday in waking life may be a good idea! If you visit the foreign country that you dream of in waking life then this indicates that there is a trait within you that people respect and you will take a journey with good acquaintances.

What does it mean when I hear a foreign language in a dream?

When you dream of not understanding certain foreign languages then this dream is connected with your morals about the country within your dream. Maybe you are experiencing the inability to move freely in your life? To meet an interpreter in your dream means that you have been feeling rather unsettled in your current home. It is time to make positive changes in your life.

What does gender mean in having a dream of being abroad? If you are a woman?

To dream of feeling uncomfortable in your dream indicates that you are likely to have some issues with your security and financial independence in the future. If you are a man: this dream is related to your work. For a man, to dream of abroad implies that you may be involved in a situation that will make you feel a sense of loss in connection to your financial affairs - if you do fear losing the advice is not to worry.

Now, positive changes are afoot if

  • The experience was a pleasant one.
  • You were in control of your own destiny.
  • The climate within your dream was hot.
  • This dream was positive in nature.

Areas of your life that this is connected to

  • This dream indicates that you have a feeling of moving away from your current life.
  • Some circumstances have resulted in giving up your power or integrity.
  • This is because you are focused on a successful outcome.
  • In some ways, you have been avoiding painful emotions.
  • In some instances, you have found it difficult to express yourself in a crowd.
  • Yes, that was loads of information but ponder on it!

Here are some historic dream interpretations from the 1930s on being abroad

A dream of foreign lands normally denotes the need for you to retreat and rest. To dream of leaving a foreign land means you are feeling that you may want to broaden your horizons in some way. To hear different languages in your dream is an indication that you need a holiday in order to understand what changes you need to make in your waking life. The other elements of this dream are your right to self-expression. You may need to expand areas of your life that make you happy. If in your dream you experience being absent due to being away in foreign parts and it was not something that you wished for then this suggests complications in a relationship.

New beginnings in your life are needed if in your dream

  • The dream was negative in any way.
  • That you unconsciously do not enjoy your trip abroad.
  • That you experience fear of change in your dream.

In your dream, you may have

  • Taken a trip or holiday to a foreign country or country.
  • Moved through different countries; from one place to another.
  • Lived abroad in your dream.
  • Visited a place abroad that you have been to before.
  • Unable to recognize the country in your dream.
  • Crossed sea or land.
  • Been in an unfamiliar place.
  • Been amongst people or in a foreign land and people are speaking different languages.
  • Could hear or speak any of the following: Spanish, French, Chinese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of being abroad

Adventure. Absent. The sense of control. Attention. Disappointment. Anxiety. A merry time. Shortly. Buying a property abroad. Jealousy. Envy. Overbearing sense of control. Unfortunately in your affairs. Losing money. Happiness.


Dream and hope of tomorrow (1940) Fate and fortune (unknown) A-Z Dream Dictionary author unknown (1943) Life of John Kitto (1804) Joka Selittaa Dictionary on dream symbology (1929) Apologia Diffidentis (1917)

By Florance Saul
Oct 4, 2012