An expat is a person who lives abroad in a country that is not their birth-country. When we live in Peru, we are called, expats.
We have lived in Peru twice now, each time for approx. 2 years, give or take a month or two.
Expat life is exciting and an adventure for sure. It can be uncertain at times as you figure out life as an American in a Latin-American country, for example. Sometimes the legalities can be complicated, although if you are represented by a company, as we were, they walk you through each step so you are in the foreign country legally. My daughter, who was 18 this last time in Peru, had to get “certified” as single and never married!
To get an idea of what our expat life was like in Peru, please look up my Life in Peru posts. If you have any questions for me, just leave me a comment. I love to share our experiences.