noun; derivation
the state of being abroad; state of being outside of one's country of residence for the purpose of higher education This word is simply shorter than that phrase "being overseas for the purpose of studying." I understood exactly what he meant without him using superfluous words.
I'm going to be really burned out after four years of Rice, so I'm looking forward to a little abroadness.
Etymology : Formed from abroad (overseas, usually for the purpose of studying) and -ness ( a noun-forming suffix).
Source : A senior applying for a fellowship
Last modified: 10 June 2008