Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

23 Jan at 6 PM 2017

The real truth about Brit expats in France

France has long been a favourite destination for Brits looking to change their lives via emigration, but stereotyped expat communities are decidedly not the norm in the land of wine and fabulous food. Misconceptions about expatriate behaviours and perceptions are normal wherever foreign residents hang their hats, with France no exception to the rule. For example, the beautiful Dordogne region in the southwest of the country is know as ‘Dordogneshire’ for its high number of Brit residents, in spite of the fact that UK expats are...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Student video defines expat reasons for loving Thailand

An award-winning video depicting Thai university students’ views of why expats come to Thailand is causing smiles amd a few raised eyebrows within the country’s expat community. The group of five Communication Arts students from Lampang’s Nation University won the coveted 50,000 Thai baht prize in a government-sponsored competition entitled ‘Through the eyes of foreigners: Youth’s refection on the image of Thailand’. Kappook Creator, the makers of the home-made three minute video, were amazed and thrilled to find...
13 Jan at 6 PM 2017

New study offers clues to successful expat hirings

A new study has identified which character traits are common to expats with successful careers overseas. Many professionals and entrepreneurs are keen to try their luck as expats in countries across the world, but many don’t succeed and are forced to return to their home countries for a rethink. A recent study has identified the personal characteristics necessary to take full advantage of the many challenges and opportunities involved in working and living overseas. Of course, the study is intended to help employers looking for...
5 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Kuwait to increase health charges for expats

Following a study of health service fees, the Kuwait ministry of health is due to announce increased health charges for expats in the emirate. The recent study reviewed expat health service charges with the aim of aligning them more closely to the actual costs, with the result that charges will now be set at an increased level affordable for expats. All loopholes are to be closed in order to protect public funds, and methods of collection are to be upgraded. The increases, described as inevitable, are due to come into effect in...
4 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Is Singapore worth the effort for expats

Due to its recent rating as the 16th most expensive world destinations for expat professionals, Singapore’s reputation as a hub for the good life may be at risk. When it comes down to choosing a country which delivers the perfect expat professional environment, earnings versus expenses are a prime consideration. Those on expatriate contracts are still being provided with car and housing allowances, enabling a comfortable lifestyle similar to that in their home countries. However, those on local terms may not be in this enviable...
3 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows UAE still tops for career minded expats

Expats determined to further their careers should still head for the UAE, according to the latest survey by HSBC. Regarded as the best expat destination for successful careers in Asia and the Middle East, the UAE is also the fourth best in the world for salaries, relocation benefits packages and overall lifestyle.UAE-based responders to the Expat Explorer survey numbered over 3,000, with the results showing the work environment had improved still more over the results of the 2015 study. The survey included a number of categories...
28 Dec at 3 PM 2016

Expats choosing Utrecht for lifestyle and friendliness

The Netherlands is well-known as a popular destination for younger expats working in the tech industry, with Utrecht now coming to the fore as the new place to be. Most of the estimated 57,000 expats in the Netherlands are spread across the massive municipality created by the country’s four largest cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. The majority are attracted by opportunities within the country’s thriving ultra-high-tech industries, the reasonable cost of housing and the lively Dutch lifestyle. As with expats the...
15 Dec at 6 PM 2016

Report focuses on qualities required for success in expat business life

A recent research study has identified the personal qualities and characteristics which make up success as an expat. The report,‘Predicting who will be a successful expatriate’, followed a comprehensive research study involving not only expats but also managers, employers and subordinates in both expats’ home and overseas countries. Feedback on performance, personal success, cultural integration and ability to communicate was analysed, giving a snapshot of the qualities necessary to make a success of an overseas assignment....
12 Dec at 6 PM 2016

Shanghai steps up calls for talented expats

Last week, the Shanghai government unveiled fresh efforts to attract more young graduates and highly-qualified professionals from overseas. The Chinese city is planning to become a global hub for technological innovation by the year 2030, and is now stepping up its efforts to attract the brightest and best in the field. The new rules will apply both to non-Chinese and Chinese tech-savvy expats. Shanghai’s Ministry of Public Security’s new 10-point immigration policy is expected to make access to permanent residency for...
8 Dec at 6 PM 2016

France the best place for expat home ownership

A recent and wide-ranging study on residential property across Europe gives good news to UK expats owning French homes. Eight European countries were compared for their number of home owners, costs of homes versus salaries, property price variations, sizes of homes, construction costs, mortgages and rural versus city locations. The Eurostat study covered the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Poland. France outdid the UK in several of the categories, although both countries showed the same number of...