Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

8 Jan at 2 PM 2015

Expats to benefit from new British school in Thailand

Foreigners living in Thailand are expected to benefit from a new British International school that is to open on the outskirts of Bangkok. With the number of students worldwide between the ages of three and 18 enrolling in international schools increasing from 3.3 million in May 2013 to 3.6 million in just 12 months, analysts say that more and more parents living in foreign countries are looking to provide their children with a top quality English-speaking education in order to help them gain entry into an English-speaking...
28 Dec at 10 AM 2014

Saudi Arabia: High student fees forced 300,000 expats to quit

The high price of education at private schools in Saudi Arabia has forced more than 300,000 foreign students to quit as their parents cannot afford the fees. Education expert Malek Al-Ghamdi explained that as expat students were not accepted in government schools, their only option was private schools. However, he noted, that as these private schools were now charging in excess of SR25,000 per year, many parents do not have the money to send their children there anymore. Al-Ghamdi, formerly a private schools’ committee member at...
23 Dec at 6 PM 2014

France and Algeria reach agreement on training expat imams

A deal on training Algerian expatriate Imams in France has been agreed between the countries’ respective governments, revealed the French Interior and Cult Minister Bernard Cazenueve and the Algerian Religious Affairs Minister Mohamed Aissa on Thursday. The agreement concerns training Algerian imams who are serving in France as well as introducing cultural exchange programmes between university students in the two countries, and reviving the El Ghazali Institute and mosques located throughout the French capital Paris. The two...
16 Dec at 3 PM 2014

House shortage in Doha leaves expats facing huge rent increases

A shortage of housing in the Qatari capital Doha means expats will have to pay higher rent prices than they would do in other Gulf states, according to a recent study by global real estate company Colliers International. The fact the city has such a shortage has resulted in the cost of rent soaring to unprecedented levels – a rise of 14 per cent this year alone. And things are unlikely to get better for expats on Doha any time soon as the shortage is predicted to go on for at least four years. The average expat in Doha - not...
2 Dec at 12 PM 2014

Survey names Costa Rica happiest place in the world

The Central American country of Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to a recent survey by relocation website Movehub. The study, which conducted research on 151 different countries, found that Vietnam was the second happiest place on Earth, followed by Colombia, Belize and El Salvador. The research took measures such as life expectancy, ecological footprint and general well-being into account, using data from the New Economics Foundation’s Happy Planet Index. It worked out each country’s happiness level...
13 Nov at 9 AM 2014

British expats described as unsociable

British expats do not properly integrate after emigrating, according to a new survey, which says they prefer to stick to their own social groups. British expats living in United Arab Emirates and African countries are the least integrated, said the study, which was conducted by global relocation specialist Robinsons. The survey showed that almost a third of respondents, 27 per cent, said that their friends were “mainly British”, while 10 per cent described their social group as “exclusively British”. At the opposite end of the...
3 Nov at 6 PM 2014

Chinese goverment survey reveals most expats are illiterate males

The results of a survey by China’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs may have come as a shock to the ministry, but expat professionals seem to be regarding it as a big joke. The study was undertaken in order to determine how to attract the brightest and best overseas talent to China’s buzzing economy. The results, however, seemed to indicate that most expats are male, and almost all are unable to utter ever a short, simple sentence in basic Chinese. Expats who took part in the survey had a different tale to tell,...
30 Oct at 6 PM 2014

Hong Kong expats support protestors by running umbrella shaped marathon

Although Hong Kong’s expat community is divided over the ongoing student protests in the heart of the city, two of its number today took part in an umbrella-shaped 102 km marathon in support of democracy. The pair, both experienced ultramarathon runners, were expecting to take around 15 hours to cover their planned course, shaped on a map of Hong Kong as an umbrella in honour of the protestors. John Ellison and Andrew Dawson told reporters prior to the start that the route had been deliberately designed to be long and hard as it...
28 Oct at 6 PM 2014

US expat woes increase thanks to FATCA

A recent survey undertaken with a sample of US expats living in popular destinations revealed that almost three-quarters of respondents had considered voluntarily renouncing their citizenship to avoid the onerous FATCA requirements. The complications of endless form-filling, the threat of being barred from opening local bank accounts and the invasion of personal financial privacy have already resulted in an unprecedented number of US expat citizens giving up their passports. According to the survey, 73 per cent of respondents admitted...
22 Oct at 6 PM 2014

Survey results shock reveals pension fraudsters targeting retirement savers

The results of a recent survey prove that increasing numbers of pension liberation crooks are operating onshore and offshore, defrauding retirees confused about the new pension rules. The research, undertaken by financial firm Fidelity, revealed that 66 per cent of retirement savers are still uncertain about their rights under the new legislation. In spite of massive publicity since the April budget announcement, understanding of the ‘over 55’ rule is still causing problems and leaving savers at risk from scammers and massive tax...