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Expat Insider - The World Through Expat Eyes

6 Types of Expats

The Expat Insider survey identifies six different expat types, based on respondents’ primary motivation for moving abroad. These expat types, from the Foreign Assignee to the Explorer, cover about 80% of respondents.

The remaining survey participants gave other reasons for relocating that didn’t fit any of these types (e.g. extended travels or moving abroad for missionary or volunteer work). They are therefore not featured in the statistics for any expat type.