Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

25 Apr at 6 PM 2017

France worlds best country for growing old

Results of a new study have confirmed France as the best place in the world for long life expectancy, making it the idea destination for retirees. Life expectancy levels in France are some of the highest in the developed world and are continuing to increase year after year. Right now, the average age for women is calculated as approaching a remarkable 90 years. Life in the slower lane clearly has its advantages, especially after a frenetically stressed lifestyle run by a demanding career. For Britons, France has a permanent place...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Boarding schools versus international schools for expat children in UAE

Gone are the days when almost all expat professionals working in the UAE sent their children to overseas boarding schools, but are the emirate’s international schools a better and cheaper option? Although boarding schools are no longer a necessity for expat parents wanting the best education for their kids, it’s a fact that one attraction of an overseas education is the freedom it gives to its students and their parents compared with the restrictions of living in the UAE. Surprisingly, a UK boarding school education can also give...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Major new study to estimate Brexit impact on UK expatriates in Europe

A major new study undertaken at the University of London’s Goldsmiths College is to examine the damage Brexit is expected to cause to UK expats living in EU member states. The research project will form part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s ongoing project entitled The UK in a Changing Europe, and will he headed up by Goldsmiths’ Reader in Sociology Dr Michaela Benson. Also on the team will be author of The British on the Costa del Sol Prof. Karen O’Reilly and a group of researchers from the Institute for...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Shanghai still tops for Western expats

For the fifth year in a row, the Chinese city of Shanghai has been voted the best place in the vast country for foreigners. Results of the annual study were released by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs during a Shenzhen-based conference on the international exchange of professions. For the fifth year running, Shanghai was awarded the number one spot in a list of 10 Chinese cities with expat communities.According to the Global Times, an expert from the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies rated the city highly...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Spain loses position as Brit retirement haven due to Brexit

A new study has revealed that Spain, traditionally the favourite retirement hub for British expats, is now losing out thanks to the Brexit vote. The survey, conducted by Anchor, a retirement care and housing provider, is bad news for Spain, once the most attractive destination for many thousands of British retirees. Almost half the retirees who took part in the study said they were ‘unlikely’ to make the move to Spain, whilst the 41 per cent who had already decided to become expatriates in Spain, France and other EU member states...
4 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Finding the best Brussels district for your expat lifestyle

Brussels has been a hub for expat professionals for decades, with the majority of expats in Belgium living and working in the historic city. As much as 27 per cent of Belgium’s entire population is made up of foreigners attracted to the country by its position at the heart of the European Union, with Brussels the centre for international, cultural and political activities. The cosmopolitan city is fascinating for its historic architecture, famous for its universities and much loved for its cuisine, beer, waffles, frites, great...
3 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Expat parents hit by increase in international school fees

The annual cost of tuition at international schools is set to rise during the current year by an average of two per cent. The results of a recent survey indicate the global mean annual cost of an international school education for expat children in 2017 is now $15,363 per child, excluding extras. The study, undertaken by ECA International, revealed China is now the most expensive location for international school tuition, with the USA, UK, France and Switzerland also featuring in the top 10 priciest countries. Expat parents prefer...
27 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Study shows expat millennials more than happy in Belgium

Expats come in all shapes, sizes and ages, with millennials in Belgium the latest addition to the international expatriate community. Data from a thinktank study for BNP Paribas has shown that almost all expat millenials living and working in this small European country are more than happy about their decisions to relocate. The study encompassed seven European countries including Belgium, and surveyed younger expats between the ages of 18 and 28 years. The result for Belgium was nothing short of spectacular, with 96 per cent of...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expats arriving in the UK now being advised to take out private health insurance

In spite of the looming effects of Brexit, the UK is still a popular destination for expat professionals from outside the European Union. Although the number of EU nationals headingto the UK to further their careers may soon reverse itself as most are forced to pack up and leave post-Brexit, the country is expected to still be open to workers from across the world, provided they qualify for visas. However, one common misconception about Britain is that heathcare is free and amongst the best in the world, thus voiding the need for...
22 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Singapore still the most expensive place on the planet

For the fourth year running, Singapore is rated as the world’s most expensive location for expat professionals. The latest league table showing expat costs of living across major world locations has confirmed Singapore as the most expensive city for expatriates.The Economist Intelligence Unit’s study sees the Southeast Asian city state top the league for the fourth year in succession as well as noting 50 per cent of the world’s most pricey expat locations are now in Asia. However, in spite of its high ranking, Singapore offers...