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Expat Insider - The World Through Expat Eyes

10 Types of Expats That Roam the World

What's an expat anyway? In addition to assignees in management positions, people go abroad for a variety of reasons.

Based on statistical methods for cluster analysis, we divided our large survey population into various sub-groups. By grouping data sets according to similarity of responses, certain trends among these groups began to emerge.

This chart shows ten different types of expats which the Expat Insider survey identifies, as well as their salient features: from the Foreign Assignee and the Traveling Spouse, to the (Ex-)Student in pursuit of an education and the Romantic moving for love, to the Adventurer and several others.

10 Types of Expats That Roam the World - infographic
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