Young American Expat (YAE) digitally showcases and storytells the lives of the approximately 9 million Americans who are currently abroad, as well as the notion of living abroad in general (both from current stories and those from history). There is a particular focus on the younger segment in their 30s and younger (both current young expats and formally "young" expats).
New Zealand throughout its history has attracted immigrants – first from the UK when it was under British rule to across various parts of the globe. The country consistently ranks as one of the best countries to live in with a highly-developed economy and high standard of living. This is evident today with the country home to a significant immigrant population. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in New Zealand.
FUN FACT: USA just missed the top 10 at number 11 with over +13,000 Americans in New Zealand.
June 2019 – compiled by Young American Expat
TOP 10 – FOREIGNERS LIVING IN NEW ZEALAND - YouTube
Taiwan has over 700,000 foreign nationals residing there. The island in the Pacific has and still attracts people who are seeking various economic and personal opportunities. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in Taiwan.
FUN FACT: the USA on the top 10 list – can you guess where the USA ranks?
Costa Rica’s growing economy and lifestyle is an attraction for many looking to move there. Many people come from across Latin America and beyond, particularly from the USA. Many Americans increasingly go to retire there given the country’s economic growth and stability in the region. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in Costa Rica.
FUN FACT: Americans are on the top 10 list (top 3 actually) – can you guess where the USA ranks?
May 2019 – compiled by Young American Expat
TOP 10 – FOREIGNERS LIVING IN COSTA RICA - YouTube
Thailand’s growing economy is attracting people from across the world – from neighboring countries to other parts of the world. As the country is now a major tourist destination, many from across the world are lured by the culture and environment Thailand has to offer. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in Thailand.
FUN FACT: Americans are on the top 10 list, as well as three European countries – can you guess where they rank and who the countries are?
Turkey, with its strategic location where east meets west, in its history has attracted people and trade from across the world. Even today this is evident as Turkey is home to many nationals from across the world. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in Turkey.
FUN FACT: Turkey is home to at least 4 million foreign nationals.
From its humble days when one of Ireland’s biggest exports was its people, the past century saw Ireland’s fortunes change when economic prosperity brought impressive economic development in the country. This attracted people from across the world seeking opportunities in Ireland. Despite the country suffering from the economic financial crisis of 2008-9, the country generally has recovered. Today, much of the immigrants in Ireland come from other member EU states but also from beyond that. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in Ireland.
FUN FACT: The entire top 10 minus one country are European countries – can you guess which countries?
From the discovery of oil in Bahrain last century to present – the country has seen remarkable economic growth and development and that has attracted foreign nationals from across the world. Out of the estimated 500,000+ foreign nationals in Bahrain in 2014, over 90% of that are from just 10 countries. See a short top 10 (by population) of the largest expatriates living in Bahrain.
FUN FACT: Most of Bahrain’s largest foreign national groups are mainly from South and South East Asia – can you guess which countries?