Expat Study Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad
4 Dec at 6 PM 2013
The recently published results of a survey have revealed that the elderly who take up regular exercise later in their lives are three times healthier than their couch potato counterparts.
According to the study
, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, pensioners who take up exercising can stave off the chance of dementia or serious ill health. After tracking the health of 3,500 volunteers averagely aged 64 for a period of eight full years, researchers concluded that, for the elderly, significant health benefits are...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2013
An American working in the United Arab Emirates has been the first foreigner to be arrested under tough, newly-introduced cybercrime laws.
A press release by the Emirates Center for Human Rights confirmed that Shezzan Cassim was arrested last April for publishing a video on YouTube depicting a satirical view of life in Dubai for young residents. Cassim and others who helped create the video are being held at an Abu Dhabi maximum security prison, according to the group.
Cassim has been accused of publishing caricatures likely to...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2013
The health sector in Ireland is in a poor state, having lost many of its professionals to the lure of emigration, and those who have left are unlikely to want to return.
A recent study
by researchers at University College Cork has revealed that almost half of those who have emigrated since the economic crisis hit home were in full-time employment. The results suggest that the tough budgets put in place since the crash have been as responsible as has high unemployment for the present Diaspora.
Severe cutbacks in funding have made...
5 Nov at 6 PM 2013
Expats about to see their children off to an overseas university could recoup much of the cost by investing in student properties, but care should be taken as property funds can be risky.
The straightforward way to subsidise the cost of an overseas degree for your son or daughter is to purchase an apartment or flat for them close by the chosen university. This way, parents save on rental charges and hopefully profit by an increase in the value of the property or by continuing to let it to the next set of incoming students
4 Nov at 6 PM 2013
In order to breath new life into its ailing overseas student education sector, Australia is to announce measures simplifying the student visa process.
Immigration minister Scott Morrison along with education minister Christopher Pyne recently announced that the newly-elected coalition government is working to reverse the damage to the overseas student education sector caused by the previous Labour government. The higher education sector is worth billions of dollars, but has declined due to stringent student visa requirements and...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Most children of expats working abroad are sent to local international schools, but boarding schools in overseas location may have their advantages.
Wherever in the world you’re living, expat life gives you a unique chance of becoming a true global citizen, but deciding on the best education system for your children can be a strain. Many expat workers on shorter-term contracts in exotic locations prefer to send their youngsters to boarding schools in their home countries, especially if the location is less than safe or very remote...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A new study
has revealed that the gap between the higher salaries traditionally paid to Western expats and the pay scale of similarly qualified Asian expats is shrinking fast.
The survey, by Cost of Living Middle East, notes that long-standing rumours that expat professionals in the emirate are paid by skin colour rather than professional expertise has some basis in fact. The good news for Asian expats is that the pay gap is narrowing.
Head analyst at the company Rebecca Wilson also notes that more Asians are being seen in the...
2 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Britons living overseas are fighting shy of investment opportunities in th8ier country of origin, preferring to invest their money in their countries of residence.
Domestic stock markets in a number of popular expat destinations are being favoured over and above the FTSE by almost a third of British investors living overseas, according to a new study
. A Lloyds Bank International survey found that Britons in the USA, Germany and Canada had more confidence in the outlook for the local economy than in that for the UK and are betting on...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2013
Thousands of Brits emigrate to warmer, more laid-back climes every year, but might just be better off staying in their home country, according to a recent survey.
, commissioned by the Post Office’s Expats Payment Index, revealed that the cost of living in a number of popular expat destinations has risen by up to 10 per cent in the last year. Meals out, the cost of motoring and household bills saw the largest increases.
Almost 40 per cent of those surveyed estimated their total living costs had spiked at over 10 per cent...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2013
The world’s largest survey of everything to do with expats and their experiences has finally been launched online, and is aimed at expatriates across the world, whatever their nationality.
Whether respondents decided to make the biggest move of their lives for reasons of work, for retirement, for quality of life or simply out of a change of scenery, the Expats Survey wants to hear all about it. The topics are wider than in most studies, and the presentation of the questions isn’t just a box-ticking exercise, as respondents are...