Is the Expat Lifestyle for You?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Is the Expat Lifestyle for You?
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About This Quiz

Have you ever vowed to flee the USA and start over in another country, without renouncing your citizenship? It's not easy. First, you need to determine if you can stand living abroad, what you will do professionally, and how well you will adapt culturally. Are you ready to be an expatriate?
Do you fear change?
Not even a little
I fear nothing.
A bit
A lot

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Do you make new friends easily?
Yes, I do.
I do, and I do stupid, dangerous things with them.
I can, if we have a lot in common.
No

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Do you get homesick?
Never
Home is where you hang your hat.
I do if I stay someplace long enough.
Yes

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How's your immune system?
Pretty strong
It's amazingly powerful.
It's okay.
It's not very good.

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And your digestive system?
I can eat most foods.
It's made of cast iron.
I try to stay away from certain foods.
I can't eat peanuts, gluten, GMO, non-GMO, fish, red meat, white meat...

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Do you get sick when the weather changes?
Rarely
Never
Sometimes
A lot

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Do you have a job that can be done in any city?
I do.
I do any job I can get my hands on.
It depends on the city.
Nope

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Do you believe all cultures have something to offer?
Most, yes
All do
Some do
Not really

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Can you survive without internet?
Mostly
Yes
Not for long
Not at all

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Would you miss your family?
Not much
No
A bit
A lot

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Do you love racking up those airmiles?
I love it.
I live for it.
Not much
No

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Do you like diversity?
It's pretty cool.
It's great.
It's okay.
No

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Are you open-minded?
Quite
Very
A bit
A little

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Are you easily bored?
Not really
Nothing bores me
I get bored a lot.
I get bored very easily.

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Do you need to feel safe?
I like to.
No
I kinda need that.
I really need that.

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Do you mind feeling like a tourist?
I don't mind much.
I don't mind at all.
I mind a bit.
I mind a lot.

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Do you know how to blend in?
I'm pretty good at it.
I'm like a ghost.
I'm not great at it.
I stand out like a sore thumb.

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Do you love an adventure?
I enjoy one.
I live for adventure.
Only if it's a safe adventure.
No

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Do you hate to be tied down?
I do.
I hate it more than anything.
I don't mind.
I like being tied down.

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Do you speak many languages?
A few
A lot
One or two
One, barely

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Do you fear you might go native?
No
I look forward to it.
I fear it a little.
I worry about it a lot.

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Do you burn easily in the sun?
Not really
Nope
Sometimes
I burn easily.

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Do you sort of hate where you're from?
A bit
A lot
A tiny amount
No

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Do you need wide open spaces, room to make big mistakes?
I would like that.
I need that.
I don't need it much.
I don't need it at all.

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How thick is your American accent?
I can mask it if I need to.
I can mimic any accent.
It's there.
It's so strong, it's crazy.

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Could you live in a place where men and women were much less equal?
I could do it.
I could do it easily.
I don't know if I could do it.
I couldn't do it.

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How about one where they were much more equal?
I could swing it.
I could handle it easily.
I think maybe I could.
I couldn't.

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Could you stand being in the religious minority?
I wouldn't mind it.
I wouldn't mind it at all.
I don't like the sound of that.
I don't like that at all.

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How important is it to you to be able to disrespect the government without being arrested?
It's not that important.
It's not important at all.
It's fairly important.
It's very important.

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Could you live someplace that prohibited gun ownership?
Yeah, I could handle it.
I'd like that.
I wouldn't like that.
I couldn't handle that.

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