If you study abroad in your junior year of college, you are going to school in another country. Use abroad when you are talking about going to or from a place across an ocean.

Abroad really just means in a different country, but it is almost always used interchangeably with "overseas." You almost never hear an American say, "She lives abroad; she's studying in Canada." You might be eager to take a trip abroad. If so, get your passport ready. They won't let you board a plane going abroad without one.

Definitions of abroad
  1. adverb
    to or in a foreign country
    “they had never travelled abroad
  2. adverb
    in a place across an ocean
    synonyms: overseas
  3. adverb
    far away from home or one's usual surroundings
    synonyms: afield
  4. adjective
    in a foreign country
    “markets abroad
    synonyms: overseas
    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
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