Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

22 Jul at 6 PM 2015

More than 30% of university teachers in Saudi are expats

Despite greater efforts to ensure more university teachers in Saudi Arabia are from the Gulf state, around a third of all lecturers at government institutions are expats. A recent government report showed that out of 52,617 professors and teaching assistants in colleges nationwide, 15,977 are from outside Saudi Arabia, and just 4,555 are women. The institutions with the highest percentage of teachers from outside the country are King Saud University, Umm Al-Qura University, King Abdulaziz University and Imam Mohammed bin Saud...
20 Jun at 2 PM 2015

New Zealand introduces online visa application

People planning to visit or work in New Zealand can now fill out their visa applications online, in a move that has been viewed as a faster, more efficient way of doing things. Students have been able to use the online system since last August, and with the most recent enhancement of the system, more and more people heading to the country can do likewise. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse described the news as “fantastic” for anyone in the world who planned to visit New Zealand. He explained that the online visas became...
19 Jun at 9 AM 2015

London cheaper for expats than Hong Kong or Geneva

London is now a cheaper city to live in for expats than Geneva, Hong Kong and the Angolan capital Luanda revealed a new study. The British capital came 12th in the latest cost of living poll, which looked at the priciest cities for multinational companies to base their expatriate employees. The news may come as a surprise for HSBC as it considers changing its headquarters from London to Hong Kong, with the East Asian city being named the world’s second most expensive city to base expat staff. The study, which is conducted...
10 Jun at 12 PM 2015

Majority of expats confused about pension freedoms

Seven in 10 British expats do not understand newly-introduced pension flexibilities, according to a study by financial advice company AES International. The firm surveyed 170 expats, finding that 70 per cent did not know their freedoms, and that of the 30 per cent that did, only six per cent knew in what way it would affect their retirement funding plans. Furthermore, of the 30 per cent who understood the regulations, 70 per cent were of the mindset that the changes were positive. The study also showed that 30 per cent of Brits...
9 Jun at 12 PM 2015

Murder charges dropped against Australian expat in Phuket

Thai police have thrown out the case against an Australian expat on the island of Phuket who was suspected carrying out the fatal stabbing of a nightclub worker in Patong. After studying CCTV footage that showed Mark Pendlebury acted in self defence when attacked by Sanya Khlueawaengmon, 25, on 11 March, police decided to drop the case. Lieutenant Colonel Jessada Saengsuree from the Patong Police said that the footage, which they could not be shown to the public at present, showed that a group of men attacked Pendlebury before he...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015

World Bank reveals top migrant locations

The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank. The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...
18 Apr at 10 AM 2015

Iran: 20,000 foreign students studying in the country

Around 20,000 expat students are currently studying in universities across Iran, according to a Science Ministry official. The latest data indicates that there are 19,800 students from abroad based in Iran’s universities, revealed Samad Haj-Jabbari, the director of general science, research and technology at the ministry’s Non-Iranian Students Department. He revealed that roughly 11,000 of the foreign students were admitted to Iran’s universities after passing the national entrance exam, while more than 3,100 of them were...
26 Mar at 3 PM 2015

British student among Germanwings victims

Paul Andrew Bramley, a 28 year old, was enrolled at César Ritz College’s hospitality and tourism course in Lucerne. According to UK officials, Mr. Bramley, originally from Hull, England was one of three British passengers flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf on the Airbus 320. On Tuesday, the plane crashed in the mountainous area in Haute-Provence. A British Foreign Office spokesman said that Paul had just been on holiday with his friends in Barcelona after finishing his first year studying at the college and that he was trying...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2015

Korean students tortured with detergent by expat teacher

An English Teacher from South Africa was fired from her job at an elementary school in South Korea after it was discovered that she had punished the children for speaking Korean during class by forcing them to drink detergent. According to Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education officials, the teacher was made to leave her job after parents of her six-grade students informed the school that on the 12th March, she forced five students to drink either anti nail-biting liquid or dishwashing liquid as a punishment. According to the teacher,...
17 Mar at 2 PM 2015

Negative Outlook of France Causing Most Expats to Not Want to Return Home

A survey has revealed that 66 per cent of French expats are not planning on returning back to France within five years due to the country’s poor economic outlook. A poll carried out by French firm Humanis said that the expats earned more and had a better quality of life whilst working in a foreign country. Around 2.5 million French nationals are working and living abroad, double the figure from 20 years ago. Austerity measures and high taxes are to blame, which is causing worries about a brain drain of the top workers in...