An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship. The word comes from the Latin terms ex (“out of”) and patria (“country, fatherland”).
So, this trip will be my first truly expat experience. I have taught abroad before but it was for my student teaching. I lived in Ansbach, Germany where I taught English military kids phys Ed. It was a different experience but it was nothing like the one I am about to embark on. DoDea (Department of Defense) was awesome and I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for teaching positions that allow you to travel. Needless to say I am not only an adventurous expat I am an anxious, African American, natural, super READY expat.
Now you know!