Is there such a thing as ‘the typical expat’?
My first reaction is to say no because I believe every person is different and therefore so is every expat. But I do believe we have certain things in common, a certain way of looking at life at least that makes living and working abroad more appealing to us and I feel the following article describes that quite well…
1. Eagerness to learn
Expats are open minded and eager to learn new things – from culture through to history and where to find the best hair of the dog on a Sunday, expats are eager to learn everything there is to know about their new city, culture, and way of life. There’s (almost) nothing they’d say no to!
2. Not afraid of a challenge
Expats throw themselves into the deep end and they’re not afraid of a new challenge. Relocating to a new city is equal parts exciting and terrifying, but they do it anyway…
If you are interested in expat life check out my ‘Ask an Expat Series‘ in which I interview expats all over the world about their experiences living and working abroad.
Featured image: taken in Athens while traveling through Greece just after I left my job on the island of Kos.