10 Different Types of Expatriates
What’s an expat anyway? Next to the classic expat who has been sent on an assignment, people relocate abroad for a variety of reasons.
Based on statistical methods for cluster analysis, the survey population was segmented into several sub-groups according to the similarity of their responses. Thanks to this, certain trends and tendencies among these sub-groups started to emerge.
Drawing on these results, ten expat types could be identified through the Expat Insider survey: from the classic Foreign Assignee and the Traveling Spouse, to the Career Expat who found a job abroad on their own and the Adventurer looking for a personal challenge.
The graphic below provides a handy overview of the characteristic features of these ten expat types, such as the predominant gender, their typical countries of residence, their working life, and their motivation for moving abroad.