Expat Study Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad
24 Feb at 6 PM 2014
Most expat parents living and working overseas do their best to get their children an international education, but the soaring costs of private school fees are becoming hard to meet.
A recent study
by a leading expat bank has revealed that, however hard expat parents try to give their children the stability of a private school education, at least a third are being forced to consider removing them from their exclusive schools. Fees are believed to have risen by at least 25 per cent since 2009, and expat salary packages in general have...
20 Feb at 6 PM 2014
Results of a recent study
suggest that regularly feeling lonely in later years can lead to increasing health risks higher than those caused by obesity. Research carried out at the University of Chicago has reveled that loneliness in older people can boost the risk of premature death by as much as 14 per cent.
Compared against a previous study
of the effects of obesity, loneliness has a far greater effect on health and longevity and is almost as damaging as disadvantaged socio-economic status. Manifestations of health problems resulting...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2014
Results of last month’s survey of expat parents in the UAE has revealed that, on average, expat parents spend far less time with their children than their parents spent with them.
involved 1,200 respondents, and the results are worrying as regards the development of expat youngsters. Expat parents spend as little as 50 minutes in each normal working day on quality time with their children, according to the survey.
Parents reported that the pressures of modern life such as long working hours for adults and long study
6 Feb at 6 PM 2014
The British love affair with Spain is still as hot as ever, in spite of the infamous property scandals, demolitions and scamming developers.
As in decades past, the main attractions are the laid-back lifestyle and welcoming, warm weather, although the huge drop in property prices over the last several years also has its attractions. A new study
has revealed that at least half of property bargain-hunters are looking for a holiday villa, a third can’t wait to leave the UK for ever and only 13 per cent are looking for a good...
3 Feb at 6 PM 2014
As a result of many expat teachers showing reluctance to transfer their sponsorships from family members to employers, Saudi private schools are being forced to employ Saudi teachers.
At present, Saudi teachers are a glut on the market, with 76 per cent of the kingdom’s women wishing to be employed in private schools, according to the director of the government’s Human Resources Development Fund. Previously, the Saudi Ministry of Education had ordered that priority be given to local teachers in compliance with the law.
28 Jan at 6 PM 2014
A recent survey has shown welcome support for expat pensioners overseas who are struggling to manage on their frozen pensions.
The study’s results revealed that state pensioners living in the UK would vote for a political party which promised to unfreeze overseas pensions. The OnePoll survey, conducted on behalf of the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP), found that, out of the 1,000 respondents, 41 per cent would put their vote to the best use for their compatriots living in the 120 countries where UK state...
27 Jan at 6 PM 2014
An annual report by the USA’s consumer watchdog Nina Olson has revealed that the IRS has hit out unfairly at taxpayers who inadvertently broke tax laws when making their annual returns.
Olson stated that the IRS has been unreasonably zealous in pursuing taxpayers who had made genuine mistakes in declaring their offshore holdings. Even worse, her study
revealed that taxpayers who decided not to voluntarily disclose their holdings were hit with automatic audits resulting in penalties of 70 per cent of the unpaid tax and interest....
27 Jan at 6 PM 2014
Saudi businesses and long-term expat employees have welcomed the Saudi labour ministry’s decision to postpone the introduction of a proposal which would limit work visas to seven years.
The recently mooted draft proposal was doubly unwelcome to expats working in the kingdom as it was also aimed at forbidding the families of expat workers from joining them. Deputy labour minister Ahmed al-Humaidan told the press that the measures were being postponed in order to study
their implications more thoroughly.
President of the Saudi...
22 Jan at 6 PM 2014
by the UK’s Financial Conduct Agency has confirmed that the payment of commissions to FAs by financial firms acts against the best interests of clients.
The research, undertaken to evaluate the recently introduced Retail Distribution Review (RDR) rules, reveals that customers are still being diverted from investments suited to their circumstances to those which pay the adviser the highest commission. The RDR came into force in 2013 and banned commission payments to FAs for giving financial advice.
Results suggest that...
17 Jan at 6 PM 2014
Results from the majority of annual expat surveys are regularly skewed by the organisations conducting the studies, the majority of which are international banks and finance houses standing to gain by analysing the results.
Expat Survey 2013, the largest and only totally independent international study
of expat lifestyles and experiences, is open until the end of January for those wishing to share their opinions. The questionnaire contains three sections: Migration and Lifestyle, Retail and Finance and Travel and Health, and can be...