Basic+ Word of the Day: abroad

abroad (adverb) LISTEN

Traveling abroad

Abroad means ‘in a foreign country.’

  • Amanda spent her gap year traveling abroad.
  • The manager is in charge of all operations when the president is abroad.
  • Many students study abroad so they can learn a new language.
  • The movie star is well known at home and abroad.

Don't confuse it with

aboard: on a ship, train or airplane. Example: “We were aboard a ship for an ocean voyage.”

Did you know?

You probably know that the famous American author Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn. But did you know that he also wrote a travelogue called Innocents Abroad about his travels to Europe and the Holy Land, in which he made humorous observations about culture and society? Read this book if you’d like some insight into how Americans of his day viewed Europe.

In pop culture

The Spanish Apartment (L’auberge espagnole) is a movie about a group of students studying abroad in Barcelona. If you studied abroad or plan to, you’ll find this movie very interesting!

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