Expat Emigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration

3 May at 6 PM 2016

Is corruption a disincentive to potential expats

Adjusting to a new culture is one of the trickiest tasks facing newly arrived expats although, in the long term, corruption may be the hardest issue to tackle. The vast majority of expats from the West are aware of corruption in the public sector but tolerate it as it doesn’t affect them directly. However, their opinions may change once they’ve settled overseas, dependent on the country they’ve chosen. It might take a while, but eventually the real world emerges from the dream of great weather, friendly locals and a more...
29 Apr at 6 PM 2016

High Court Brexit vote judgment ignores and insults UK expats

The judgment handed down by the High Court regarding the right to vote in the upcoming Brexit referendum both ignores and insults British citizens who have chosen to exercise their entitlement to free movement within the EU. Although the case will now go directly to appeal at the Supreme Court, yesterday’s decision simply fuels the fires of uncertainty and fear across expat communities in Eu member states. Comments made by the judges disregarded the possible plight of expats, with those still unable to cast their votes the worst...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Canadian expat family torn apart by Ecuador earthquake

A Canadian family living in Ecuador lost mother and son to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake when their apartment collapsed. Pascal Laflamme. his wife Jennifer and their two children Laurie-Ann and Arthur had emigrated from Montréal to Ecuador’s coastal city of Bahia de Caraquez after travelling to Reunion Island and Mauritius to visit friends. Their globe-trotting lifestyle, a long-held dream of discovering the world, tragically turned into their worst nightmare when the earthquake struck. The family's rented apartment,...
25 Apr at 6 PM 2016

British teachers flock overseas for international school jobs

Schools in the UK are battling against a brain drain of experienced teachers heading overseas to teach at at international schools. Following the boom in the numbers of elite British schools opening overseas campuses, more and more international schools are appearing in expat-friendly countries worldwide. As a result, lucrative relocation packages are encouraging British teachers to take the opportunities of a lifetime and leave the UK. With Britain’s schools already experiencing a recruitment famine, the brain drain effect of...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Sexism alive and kicking in expat destinations

Female expats unprepared for this negative aspect of culture shock are experiencing sexism in a number of countries. Nowadays, single women are as likely to emigrate either to further their careers or to retire as are men. However clued up they are to cultural differences and diversities in their new country, they’re often unprepared for the politically incorrect male chauvinism they’ve hardly ever experienced at home. Photographer and writer Sheila Taylor left the UK for a two-year stint in Rio de Janeiro, expecting a fresh,...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2016

FCA pension scam crackdown relevant for expat investors

Britain’s financial regulator has announced its main priority for 2016/17 is a crackdown on pension-related investment scams. Although the Financial Conduct Agency has no jurisdiction outside the UK, its prioritising of pension scams gives valuable information both to UK citizens looking to retire overseas and those already abroad. It’s well-known that unregistered pension scammers operating illegally online from bases in the UK are targeting elderly expats overseas as well as in Britain. The FCA’s announcement of its...
11 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Wealthy UK expat bankrolls defunct Scottish League football team

A wealthy Scottish expat living in Canada is determined to ensure his childhood favourite football club hits the big time again after decades in the doldrums. Players at Glasgow’s Third Lanark Football Club were John Sweeney’s boyhood heroes whilst he was growing up close by their Cathkin Park stadium. Sadly, the club became bankrupt in 1967, mostly due to a long period of mismanagement. John’s never forgotten the players and is determined to get the club up and running again. As a young man, John emigrated to Canada and...
7 Apr at 6 PM 2016

What do Scots expats miss about their unique homeland

With many thousands of Scots living all over the world and millions more with Scottish heritage, what do expats far from the glens and braes miss about their country? It’s true to say that the Scots have always been an adventurous race, and even truer that their love for their small country stays with them wherever they roam in the world. For centuries, Scots have emigrated to wherever their fancy took them, including the ‘New World’ of America, but Scotland and its unique heritage and beauty is always in their minds....
7 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Newbie expats need to work at assimilation

A recent survey highlights the efforts needed before newbie expats are assimilated into the established community. . Moving abroad may have been a lifelong ambition, but the reality is that, just like other worthwhile projects, getting it right requires a good amount of hard work, self-examination and adjustment. The study, commissioned by AXA International, highlights the pleasant surprises awaiting expats at their dream destination as well as the difficulties they may face. Around 75 per cent of those surveyed were amazed at the...
5 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Majority of UK trainee doctors plan emigration after graduation

Over half of second year medical students at Birmingham University are planning to find jobs in overseas hospitals after they graduate. It seems the reason for the potential mass emigration of newly-qualified doctors, nurses and technicians is the new contract already responsible for strike action amongst junior doctors all over the UK. The students’ response to a question posed by a university lecturer is a warning to the government and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The controversial new contract covering the employment of junior...