“Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation” Tracks Wave of 21st Century American Expats

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A new wave of American expatriates has swollen the ranks of Americans living abroad to well over seven million people according to Robert Nelson, an expert in expat trends and author of the new book, Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation.

Adventurers Abroad New Book by Robert Nelson

Adventurers Abroad

"Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation," profiles a new wave of Americans moving abroad, led by Millennials and younger Gen-Xers.

A new wave of American expatriates has swollen the ranks of Americans living abroad to well over seven million people according to Robert Nelson, an expert in expat trends and author of the new book, Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation.

In the book, Nelson profiles the new American expat generation through first-person accounts by 14 Millennial and young Gen-Xer expats who share their unique and personal stories about life lived abroad. It details their experiences from the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur abroad, to navigating school systems and corporate life, to the challenges of adopting a new language and customs.

Nelson also provides an overview of the new American expat generation, why they are moving abroad and where they are moving, based on research Nelson commissioned through his company MyInternationalAdventure.com and other expat studies and interviews.

“The 21st century is creating a new class of American expats, world citizens who are at ease living abroad and often move from country to country to find new adventures, experiences and opportunities,” Nelson said. “Much like the ‘Lost Generation’ of the early 20th century, the new 21st century American expat generation is looking for something a little out of the ordinary, which is not surprising since mainly Millennials are leading the wave.”

Nelson added, “Not only are Millennials and younger Gen-Xers under the age of 45 rapidly adopting the expat lifestyle, their numbers could grow much larger, much faster. Younger Millennials – those between the ages of 18 and 24 – often are constrained by the amount of money it takes to move abroad. But an increasing number of them are packing their bags and hitting the road, often teaching English in other countries and developing a taste for the life of an expat.”

About the author

A former expat, Robert Nelson is the author of Boomers in Paradise: Living in Puerto Vallarta and the co-founder of myinternationaladventure.com, an online guide that provides aspiring American expats with information and resources to help them move abroad and live and work in another country. Nelson lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for seven years and has traveled to over a dozen countries on three continents. He currently lives in Morgan Hill, California.

About the book

Title: Adventurers Abroad: The New American Expat Generation
Publication: July 2015
ISBN-10: 1514178389
ISBN-13: 978-1514178386
Price: US$13.99 (Paperback)
    US$ 6.99 (Kindle)

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