Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

23 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows Gulf states rising costs of living

In spite of readjustments in their local economies, Abu Dhabi and Dubai’s survey rankings have moved up, indicating more expense for expats in the region. The Mercers cost of living survey found that Dubai had risen one point to 20th most expensive world city, with Abu Dhabi following on at 23rd, two points up from last year’s study. Several other Gulf cities including Doha, Muscat and Riyadh also featured in the list of top 100 most expensive expat destinations. The Dubai and Abu Dhabi ratings come as something of a surprise as...
22 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Massive increase in immigrants to New Zealand

New Zealand’s net immigration figures have hit an all-time high as 73,000 more arrive than leave. According to figures for the month of May 2017, immigrants are still flooding to New Zealand in increasing numbers, led by would-be expats from the UK and Australia as well as migrants from China. Las month's net migration figures show an increase on last year of 3,600, with 75 per cent of the 130,400 arrivals non- Kiwis looking to settle in the country. The rush to become part of the country’s growing economy happened at the same...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Bahrain organisations come out against proposed expat driving ban

Yesterday’s announcement that Muharraq Municipal Council’s is attempting to introduce a ban on expat drivers hasn’t gone down well with various Bahraini organisations. Strong opposition to the proposed ban on expat drivers in Bahrain hit the headlines just a day after Muharraq Municipal Council’s attempt to reintroduce the formerly rejected law. The emirate’s Human Rights Watch Secretary General Faisal Fulad was the first to come out against the ban, saying officials should study existing plans in European states such as...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Expat brain drain robbing British universities of top talent

Theresa May’s refusal to guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens has sparked an expat exodus from the field of education, including Britain’s top universities. Now being referred to as the ‘expat brain drain’, top talent reaction to the threat of compulsory post-Brexit rehabilitation to the home country is to leave on its own terms rather than wait for the seemingly inevitable. Whilst experts are predicting the IT, engineering and financial services sectors will be worst affected, a number of the UK’s premier education...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Study shows UK expat professionals happy to stay overseas

A recent study has revealed only one in every 10 British expats living overseas has any serious intention of returning to the home country. The survey’s results showed the majority of expatriate Britons had made the decision to leave due to relocation by their company or the desire to start a business overseas. No mention was made of the hundreds of thousands of retirees who left for a better quality of life in a warmer country, very few of whom, it would seem, have any intention of returning to a post-Brexit world. Respondents...
7 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Expat retirement haven options shrink due to Brexit

Although the looming shadow of Brexit may well have killed retirement dreams of Mediterranean sunsets, there are still value for money destinations overseas. One thing Brexit hasn’t destroyed is adventurous British would-be expats’ dream of a retirement overseas, it’s just meant their choices of destinations may have to change. A slower pace of life combined with better weather and a reasonable cost of living can still be found, even in non-EU countries. A new study reveals the most common reason for retiring outside the UK...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2017

Brain drain feared as EU academics quit British universities

Academics at leading British universities are fearing a Brexit brain drain as EU expats leave their jobs to return home. Academics are voicing their concerns that Brexit will result in a top talent decline due to the British government’s failure to guarantee the rights to remain for foreign students and staff alike. According to Cambridge University, the brain drain is already happening, with 184 EU citizen staff leaving during the past year. In total, some 1,300 academics from EU member states have already left, showing a 30 per...
5 Jun at 6 PM 2017

University expat surveys cover referendum and two general elections

An expert reserching Britons’ overseas participation in home country political matters as well as voting strategies has launched two online surveys. University of Sussex professor Dr Susan Collard is attempting by the use of two online surveys to discover how UK expats voted in last year’s EU referendum and the previous general election in addition to how they plan to vote in Thursday’s snap election. The first short survey refers to the snap election and needs to be completed by voting day this Thursday. Britons Abroad 2,...
31 May at 6 PM 2017

Expats returning from EU countries expected to cost NHS a billion

NHS treatment for the many thousands of UK expat retirees returning to Britain post-Brexit is expected to cost a billion sterling. At present, the reciprocal agreement over reduced-rate or free medical treatment offered to British pensioners living in EU countries is costing the UK some £500,000. Experts are now predicting the full cost to the NHS of providing healthcare to around 190,000 former expat retirees post-Brexit will soar to around one billion. In addition, increasing drugs costs and a shortage of nurses and social care...
30 May at 6 PM 2017

VPNs essential for expat internet access

Regardless of their reasons for leaving the home country, the majority of expats rely on the internet to keep in touch with friends and family as well as to further their business interests and plans to explore their new country of residence. Decades ago, the world’s expat population looked a great deal different than it does nowadays. In the 21st century, career opportunities are just on of the reasons to leave the country of birth and settle in the unfamiliar ‘elsewhere’. Even so, whether they’re students, retirees,...