What is an Expat?

The definition
The definition
“What is an expat?”
This is a fair question to ask, isn’t it? After all, we had better know who we’re dealing with before we set off talking at length about it.
Quick definition: An expatriate, or simply expat, is a person who moved away from their native country and adopted new residence in a different country.
Examples can be a Canadian teaching English in Korea, an American executive working in Czech Republic or a German retired in the Philippines.
Most importantly, this can be You. Any expat would agree – the experience makes for a more exciting, meaningful life. Visit here often and you will expat yourself.
For more definitions, Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster are glad to help.

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An American who likes to move around. I now live on the eastern Canadian seaboard. My job? A stay-at-home dad for two cute but demanding bosses. My wife? Also cute; not so demanding. My wife and I both love travel. We met in South Korea, travelled across Australia, India, Europe and beyond. We lived in Czech Republic for four years. Many stories to tell and experience to share. If you let me, I will help you travel as we do. Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “What is an Expat?”

  1. hai jeff thank for great work you are doing.i have not been aboard before,i want to start now,i would like to go to london for the start and i would to do my internship as industry occupation health and safety.how do i start.

  2. Thanks so much for starting a blog. I’ve always wanted to leave in another country but always put it off as too expensive or too far or too something. But I finally got tired and bored, and finally moved from Los Angeles Ca, USA to Vancouver, BC Canada and I have to say I’m ecstatic about the move. Took 3 weeks from job inquiry to job offer and I can see doors opening else where.

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