Abroad Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Abroad Dream Symbol – Dreams that involve travel abroad can have a number of different meanings.  If you are dreaming of a place that you have not visited, then it can suggest that you have a desire for changes to occur in your life.  It can also mean that changes are about to occur, some of which you may already know about.  For example, a recent or upcoming marriage can often cause people to dream of a different country, since the situation is new and “foreign”, even though it is something that has been planned and you will have known about for a long time.

If you are dreaming of a country that you have not been to and know nothing about, then this could suggest that there is an element of your life that you need to escape.  Think about any negative aspects of your life and how you might be able to change these for the better.  If you are aware of stress being a defining factor in your life, then your dream could simply be telling you that a holiday would be a good idea.

In the dream, if your experiences abroad were enjoyable, then there are likely to be positive changes occurring in your life soon.  If you were in a hot climate and you were in control of your own destiny within the dream, then this meaning is further reinforced, and something good is soon to happen, but it will most likely involve a change in your life.

However, if you were afraid at any point during your dream, or there were any negative experiences, then it suggests that a new beginning maybe what you require, even if the thought fills you with trepidation.

Any dream featuring a foreign country suggests that changes are occurring within your life, or that they need to take place in order for you to move forward.  Think about which country you were dreaming of; if it was a place you knew, then this suggests that whatever you need to move forward and make those necessary changes is something that you already possess.  You may just need to present yourself in a different light to enable the people around you to recognize this.

Dreaming of going abroad normally means that you have been working too hard, and your mind is trying to tell you that it is time to stop and take a break.  It can also mean that you are stuck in a mundane routine and need to make some changes, particularly regarding your working environment.  Maybe it is time to consider looking for a new job, or perhaps this is something you have been considering, but have not yet made that leap and sent in an application form.  Now is the time to move forward and work towards something better.

If you are dreaming of a country that you have previously visited, particularly if you have lived or worked there, then you need to think about how you felt during that time, and what you especially enjoyed of the country.  The dream suggests that you need to rediscover these feelings.

Additional Abroad Interpretations

Dreaming of traveling abroad represents your open-mindedness to new opportunities and experiences. There may soon be chances to change your daily routine and experience new adventures. When you dream of traveling overseas it represents the unknown. Finding yourself in a foreign country suggests your life will soon take a turn into the unknown. This will be good for you and you should embrace this change. There is much knowledge to gain from this situation. Take notice of the other things happening in your dream to get a deeper meaning.

If you dream of traveling abroad, when you are stressed or depressed this indicates you need to be better at selling your skills and abilities professionally. You need to recognize your worth to move forward.

When you do not know what country you are in, this is a reminder there is something in your personality that needs addressing for you to make progress. You need to recognize what this is to help you see your life with a new perspective. Living abroad can mean you need to escape a negative situation in your waking reality. It can also represent your unhappiness with your daily routine. You may need to take a holiday to prepare for something exciting that may soon cross your path. This type of dream may also refer to the importance of moving past your fears and into the future.

Meeting an interpreter can mean you feel agitated living where you live. It can mean you need to make changes to your life. Not understanding a foreign language can indicate your inability to see life from a different perspective. Are you being closed-minded about someone or a situation?

Living Abroad Symbols

Dreaming of living in a foreign country is a sign you need to take a break from your daily routine. Is it an effort to keep doing the same old things every day? Are you feeling unsettled? Watching yourself travel overseas on holiday indicates you may soon change employers or get a new work contract. It will be a time where you experience much personal growth. This will help you no and in the future. Learning a foreign language can mean you are learning new skills to escape from mundane working life.

Dreaming of the country you dream of visiting in your waking reality means that there is something about you that people naturally respect. Your journey through life will be full of like-minded, supportive people. Leaving a foreign country is a push to let you know you should get out more. Are you stuck in a rut? Are there things you have always wanted to do? What is stopping you? Hearing people talking in different languages is a sign of confusion. This is a time you need to take a break to clear your head. To figure things out.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamt that i was in a total mess, not being financially able to go to a new country, my passport wan’t ready, and i begged my grandma to take me with to canada (which i always wanted to move to and start a new life there in waking life), but it was too harf and complicated and i started thinking of starting a fundraiser to help me get the money to go there, i was so stressed in the dream, but anyways i made it there but i really don’t know how, but even though i knew i was in canada i was still stressed.

  2. I live in Belgium but my parents are from Hong Kong. I dreamt that my parents were forcing me to go live abroad in Hong Kong while I am still a minor amd have visited HK just once. I felt very sad during the dream.

    • In my dream I was liTerally in a lions jaws hanging ouT beTween iTs TeeTh. I was holding sTill and noT responding hoping he’d drop me. He was panTing and salivaTing I could see and feel his TeeTh. We walked by many people and no one would help me. They ignored me. AT end of dream he leT me go. I was so happy To be alive. I didnT know where To go or whaT To do.

  3. I dreamt I found myself in London which I have never been before and I was inside London bu. I met a friend of mine in the bus telling him I entered UK 3days ago.

  4. Foster Ayim on

    I dreamt that I travel to my uncle at USA attending a school, the school happens to be either second cycle or university

  5. Chester Juntura on

    Hi, I’m Chester! I dreamt about travelling abroad where my sister resides, what I remembered was I’m with my family but without my Dad I dont know why?

  6. Hello I’m from Ghana and named Desmond.
    I had this Dream where I was in a foreign country. And in the dream, it started when I was in a big hall with a lot of students in there where we are ready to learn.. A teacher entered and held a white student’s hair and told her its bushy.. He held mine after holding the girl’s and also told me same. After he help my ear and moved it as a way of punishing me.. After this, a girl sitting behind me told me there were some particles around my ears.. I had this guy who sat right beside me and I asked him about the country I was in and I woke up from the dream

  7. Can anyone interpret my dream? I had a dream that I met a lady who said “let’s travel now”, I replied “okay let’s go, where are we going?” and she said “Algiers for 3 weeks”, I thought yes, work can wait and started to drive to the airport with her taking nothing but the clothes we were wearing, I feel happy and kissed her a couple of times.

    Thanks Tim

  8. Let me preface my dream by saying that I have been extremely depressed caused by discord with a certain family member who is volatile and tends to cause discord due to mental health issues. That being said my dream:
    I need to go to Korea (somewhere I’ve never been and have no inclination to visit) for a job. I leave and travel on a bus (public transit) with a child (boy). Upon asking the bus driver where she goes and if she can take to somewhere I can find inexpensive lodgings. She says she can drop me off in the African section of the city.

    I’m then dropped off and realize this is not where I need to be, that I should have taken an airplane. I start asking people what bus takes me to the airport and I’m told the number 1 bus will take me back into town. As I wait for the bus the child who seems to be my son is dressed nicely with a bow tie is eating grapes which stains his nice shirt. Someone nearby comments on this and I chuckle and say it will wash out.

    I woke up at around this point. But the first part of the dream (about trying to go to Korea and being taken to the ‘African’ part of town) really resonates with me and I can’t shake it even after being awake for hours.

  9. I had a dream that my boyfriend and I were visiting France (I mentioned France but where we were at the time in the dream most of the men were dressed in robe-like clothes and some wore turbans, i wasnt told specifically but knew I was expected to cover my hair, the covering was beaded and gorgeous and I believe I was wearing a sari, I felt like a princess) also I wasn’t hearing a lot of French being spoken and I distinctly remembered recognizing Arabic (or something similar) in the dream. It was great dream I was enjoying everything about it.

    • I had a dream that I was in Trinidad & Tobago with my friends. We were enjoying the place, taking a picture everywhere until I saw an ostrich and I got scared of it.

  10. Bianca Brasolin on

    I dream that my husbands grandmother was traveling to meet us, the first time dreaming about it I had to travel to her to her, the second one we were both waiting for her. I would like to know about dreaming with relatives traveling to you or/and with you.

  11. Maddy Terrell-Travis on

    I recently visited Italy and Greece and few months ago and I keep having dreams about going back to Italy. I’ve had 5 dreams now and in the dreams I keep going on tours.
    Also, for some reason this is a duplicate comment, but this is the first time I mentioned these dreams, online.

  12. Maddy Terrell-Travis on

    I recently visited Italy and Greece and few months ago and I keep having dreams about going back to Italy. I’ve had 5 dreams now and in the dreams I keep going on tours.

  13. I had a dream that I was getting ready to go to Mexico with a girl that I’ve been spending time with a lot. We have no sexual relations at all. It wasn’t even my girlfriend that I had the dream about. I still spend most of my time with her. It’s just that when she is busy, I spend time with this other girl who just happens to be a good friend. She wanted to go to a different country with me and we spent a lot of time preparing.

  14. What about dreaming you are in a foreign country (don’t know where), but not where you should be – a few train stations from where you should be? Or being in a foreign country, but speaking a language spoken in a country close to that one? Both countries you have been before

    • Christopher on

      Christopher is my name and I reside in Nigeria, I had this dream that I travelled to america which I usually dream about every year, and today I dreamt that I travelled to america and called a friend who is already in America and I told him we should go out, along the way we saw a classmate who reside in scotland on our way which we had a hand shake and didn’t stop to have any discussion and when we got to a point my friend told me we will have to pass somewhere but he only have a coin that will pass us but does not have any other money to return , and I said no need for us to pass , so I asked him that no need for us to pass we should just chilled where we are and suddenly he went somewhere in someone compound and and he started using water to wash is trouser so a woman shouted from distance and he left there to come meet me and I woke up.

  15. I dreamt of being lost in China and could not rush back to my home country. Felt really upset in the dream. As I thought I am unable to rush back the next day to work what could it mean

  16. Charity Pallasigue on

    I dream that I’m going to S.korea, I know that we my family were going there but we can’t even reach to the airport cause there are so many errands that we have to do first and when I woke up I didn’t get the chance to go to S.Korea, and I’ve been dreaming about this 2 nights in a row

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