Definition: Someone who lives temporarily or permanently in a country other than their original country. When you leave your country to live in another, no matter the reason, you become an expat. Some people go to 3rd world countries to help the needy, some people find your soul mate online and travel miles to be near that person, some people get transferred with their jobs, some people go abroad to study and decide to stay, or some people are trailing spouses, following their husbands/wives along with their jobs.
There are numerous reasons why one might move to a foreign country.
Are you an expat? What's your story?