Your feelings about that country, or the view or associated feelings you have of it; being in or moving toward a new or changed life situation. For instance just being married might be a very different and new way of living, so be shown in a dream as a foreign country. Occasionally such dreams reveal things we absorbed or learned in connection with that country and its culture.
Being abroad, or mention of a country other than your home, in general is a way of depicting particular feelings or a situation you are in. For instance, if Italy is abroad for you, you might feel it is a warm and romantic place. It would therefore represent a situation in which you are feeling romance and warmth. But a country at war would represent conflict.
If you have not previously been to that country it could suggest exploring new interests, relationship or personal attitudes.
Are you travelling abroad in the dream to get away from a present difficulty or feelings?
So in most cases, abroad suggests a change, or a different feeling or life situation than you are presently in. The dream may be referring to the exploration of new interests, or new areas of yourself – or even of being in a situation you are not at home in.
If you have been to that country, the dream most likely refers to the events or emotions that occurred while you were there.
If the country is a place your family originated from, it may depict the unconscious influences and cultural attitudes you inherited from your family.
If you have lived and worked in that country: You need to define whether you were happy or stressed there and what you absorbed of the atmosphere while there, because the dream would be referring to this.
If abroad or going abroad: Making a change in your life, doing something new; wanting to escape your present environment; getting away from it all; moving into a new attitude.
If someone or something arrives from abroad: A change; something new arising in your life.
Someone of the opposite sex from abroad: Hopes for a new relationship; a relationship that has new features; difficulties with intimacy in present relationship.
See: travel – or specific country.
Useful questions are:
If you have lived in the dream country:
What was your overall experience of that place?
Were you happy there, lonely, what characteristics of the people did you take in?
What is your general view of the country and its people?
Am I or should I be exploring new interests, or new areas of myself?
Is there a situation in my life where I don’t ‘feel at home’?
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