Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

19 Jun at 6 PM 2018

UAE minister denies expat teachers are stealing Emirati jobs

Expatriate teachers in the UAE are being accused of stealing qualified Emirati teachers’ jobs. According to the UAE’s Ministry of Education undersecretary, accusations that expatriate teachers are taking jobs from qualified local teachers are false. In response to negative comments during a Federal National Council meeting, Dr Haman Mohammad al Yahyaei told reporters the argument was based on a debate on local teachers’ unemployment rates in which another lawmaker blamed expat teachers for the poor performance of Emirati pupils....
15 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Singaporean expat charity fund acts as a mobile workforce for good

Singapore’s Expatland Giving Back Fund channels expats willing to give their labour to help those in dire straits in the wealthy city-state. Started by John Marcarian, the volunteer organisation is composed of expat residents in what Marcarian refers to a ‘Expatland’ an imaginary country whose citizens are all part of the 21st century exodus from home countries worldwide. The organisation is the philanthropic arm of his international tax consultancy and attracts a good number of expat volunteers, some of whom are his staff...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats in France offered $60 for Brexit opinions

UK expats living in France are being offered £60 to give their Brexit views at British Embassy outreach meetings. As part of the British Embassy’s Brexit-focused outreach campaign in France, UK expats living in and around Paris and Nice are being asked to attend and give their views at targeting focus group meetings. Each meeting will last around one and half hours, and participants in three groups, students, working people and pensioners will each receive a gratuity of £60. Those attending will be asked for their opinions on...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018

UK expat parents in EU fear for their childrens educational freedom

The swathe of English language curriculum international schools across the expat world has helped relocating parents provide a steady stream of quality education for their offspring for decades. One of the most important aspects of relocation for British parents is the availability of international-standard education from primary to university level. The advent of Brexit isn’t just threatening Britons’ right to stay in their chosen EU country, it’s also threatening the continuation of parental choice as regards a structured...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Thailand hospital business expects boom in medical tourism

According to research by the Kasikorn Bank’s research centre, the profitable private hospital business in Thailand is expected to grow further during 2018. Literally millions of foreign patients, including expat residents as well as medical tourists are expected to visit Thai private hospitals by the end of 2018. The split is expected to be some 2.5 million medical tourists and just under a million expatriates living in the Kingdom. Last year, medical tourists accounted for 2.4 million visits, with expat numbers at 900,000....
12 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Peaceful Portugal triumphs again in Global Peace Index

The recently published Global Peace Index 2018 again rates Portugal as one of the planet’s most peaceful countries. In an increasingly troubled world, finding a peaceful place to live seems like a challenge at best and impossible at worst. The Global Peace Index covers almost all the entire world population, and uses 23 quantitative and qualitative indexes to calculate its results based on Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict, Societal Safety and Security and Militarisation. Whilst the results of the 2018 study show world...
7 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Why should expats invest in the UAE

The recent decision by UAE lawmakers to issue new 10-year investment visas may well produce gains due to increased numbers of expats taking the plunge, but the reasons behind their decisions aren’t clear at present. It seems the UAE’s new 10-year visas have a similar motivation to the much-derided, so-called ‘investment visas’ including passports and permanent residency now available in a number of first-world countries. The Gulf nation’s landmark decision will end the tiresome bi-annual visa applications for the lucky few,...
6 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Survey shows US expats increasing anger over federal tax reporting

The proportion of US-born expats living overseas who resent being forced to pay federal taxes is increasing, with 20 per cent of respondents considering renouncing their citizenship as a result. The survey by a major US expat tax services firm notes some nine million US citizens are living and working overseas, with all still having to submit to the IRS’s federal tax reporting laws. Over 3,800 US expats took part in the study, with 68 per cent of respondents stating they should not be forced to submit tax returns once they’ve left...
30 May at 6 PM 2018

EuroCitizens meet in Madrid sets out human cost of Brexit

Last week’s EuroCitizens round table meetup in Madrid told it like it is right now for UK citizens living in the EU. The March agreement between the opposing UK and EU Brexit negotiators means the post-Brexit rights of Britons living in EU member states are to be severely curtailed. British in Europe steering group member and EuroCitizens chair Michael Harris reported on the situation to date, how this has happened and what protest groups can do during the months preceding ratification. Basically, should a Brexit deal be finally...
29 May at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait ban on under 30 year old expat diploma holders reversed

The recently announced employment ban on work permits for diploma-holding expats aged under 30 years is set to be cancelled. The controversial ruling was poorly received by the expat community and the emirate’s business owners, as it’s uncertain whether suitable replacements could be found within the local population. The resolution applied to both the private sector and to workers in the oil and gas industry, and was to be implemented early last year but was postponed until July this year to allow further study of the issue...