- Only is friends with other "expats"
- Knows nothing about the local history/culture
- Makes no attempt to learn the local language
- Gets everything paid for by their company (aka not living like a real person)
This is not something that I want to be like and I feel like that I have gone out of my way to make sure that I don't fit into any of those stereotypes above. Recently, an organizer of a meetup.com group that I am part of started referring to everyone who was not Dutch as an "expat" and I don't know, there is just something about that word that I don't like to be associated with, so I cringe every time I read it in the invited.
So what do you think? Is it just me being crazy or do you think there are also negative connotations with being called an "expat." Would love to hear some other opinions on this.