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From Wiktionary
overseas is on the Academic Word List.

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over- + seas

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  1. If something is overseas, it is in a different country, usually across the ocean.
    After university she went overseas to teach.
  2. (usually before a noun) The overseas markets, students, etc. are in or from a different country, usually across an ocean.
    Wang is an overseas student from China.
    Canada needs to do more for overseas development, especially in Africa.
    With the college taking in more overseas students, more attention is being put on language issues.

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