Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

17 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Dubai population explosion down to expats

Already one of the world’s fastest growing conurbations, Dubai’s population is expected to double by 2027. Researchers at UAE University have released the results of a study claiming the population of Dubai will double over the next 10 years, with the soaring numbers due to an ever-increasing number of expatriates. Expats have already been implicated in the 1,000 per cent growth in the emirate’s total population over the past 40 years. According to Dr Fayez Elessawy, leader of the research team, the study also revealed...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2017

EU to restrict UK expats residency rights post Brexit

According to David Davis, the European Union is planning to restrict residency rights for British expats living in European member states once the Brexit divorce is finalised. In a report issued by the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis, the EU’s stance on Britons living in Europe will only allow the right to remain if expat Brits are already living in Europe by March 2019, the official date of Britain’s leaving the EU. Davis’s report was presented to the House of Lords’ EU committee last Wednesday, and will do little...
10 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Stay or Go is UK retiree dilemma

EU member states and Spain in particular are still on the retirement agenda for UK would-be expats. Britons coming up on retirement are still favouring European destinations in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations. A recent survey has revealed one in every 10 UK citizens over 50 years of age is still considering retiring abroad, with Spain topping the favourites list again. As usual, reasons for leaving include the British weather, a more relaxed lifestyle and cheaper costs of living....
8 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Expat international money transfers made easy

Wherever you’re working as an expat and however much you’re earning, you might need to transfer money back home. If you’re working overseas and supporting your family back in the home country, you’ll need to be able to make regular transfers without their costing you a fortune. The same goes for mortgage payments and savings accounts in your own currency. Currency transfer is very big business for international banks, with transfers from overseas to the UK totalling around a massive four billion sterling in 2015, much of which...
7 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Mongolia mining sector boom spurs luxury developments for expat professionals

Expat professionals in the mining sector are flocking to Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar, fuelling demand for high quality apartments. Due to vastly increased financial commitments by international mining conglomerates, Ulaanbaatar is becoming the latest boom-town destination for expat professionals in the sector. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and during the last 10 years, Mongolia’s capital city has witnessed seemingly endless boom-bust scenarios of frantic construction followed by stark recession, but the present...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2017

New Zealand on the up as a preferred expat destination

Traditionally, New Zealand has always welcomed large numbers of expats looking to start a new life, with British expats making up a strong percentage of its annual arrival statistics. A recent analysis of the country’s immigration data has revealed a five per cent increase in arrivals for the 12 months from June 2016. Out of the total of 131,400, leaving aside the 25 per cent comprising New Zealand citizens returning from overseas, the trend in immigration is still on the up. Australia continued to be the largest source of arrivals,...
31 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Brexit can be cancelled if enough Brits and expats agree

As the Brexit negotiations stumble from pillar to post, France and Germany offer to cancel Britain’s EU divorce if it’s a majority decision. The two leading EU nations stressed recently the historic relationship between the UK and the EU is in everyone’s best interest, hinting Brexit could become null and void if enough Britons desired such an outcome. At present, any progress seems to be dependent on Britain’s acceptance of a massive divorce payment calculated as more than the originally quoted £50 billion, with leaked...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Is UK expatriation becoming less popular

If media coverage is to be believed, the UK would seem to be emptying fast, but new research by one of Britain’s high street banks seems to show the opposite. According to a study by Lloyds Bank’s private banking arm, 1.6 million Britons have deserted their homeland for overseas climes since 2006. Given the 2008 financial crisis and its effect on British small businesses plus the ongoing political chaos leading to the Brexit referendum and its result, most people would believe the exodus is still gathering momentum, but the survey...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2017

Survey suggests expats in Asia have overall health and wealth concerns

A major survey has revealed expats living and working in Asia have more than the usual concerns about their own and their families’ health, wellbeing and wealth. The study, involving over 2,000 expats between the ages of 29 and 59, measured the perceptions of expatriates living and working in some 20 countries, focusing on their outlooks regarding the concept of health in five personal sectors – work, family, physical, financial and social. The prospect of international exposure and its effect on accumulating wealth, improving...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2017

US retirees in Mexico may be illegal immigrants

Mexico’s recently revealed position as US expats’ favourite retirement hub may have concealed the fact that the majority are illegal immigrants. After some 20 years lurking in the lower listings, Mexico’s now topping the charts of International Living’s best places for American retirees. In addition, the sheer numbers of US expats south of the border is increasing, as is the average age of the group. What isn’t being reported is that the majority of happily-settled elderly US citizens may actually be classified as illegal...