Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

22 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Avaaz anti Trump campaign launches in London

The latest attempt to save the world from the unthinkable prospect of Donald Trump in the White House was launched in London on Wednesday. The campaign, organised and run by registered US charity Avaaz, is being promoted as the ‘October surprise which will end Trump’, and seeks to mobilise the more than eight million unregistered expat American voters living overseas. Its first initiative began on Wednesday, with campaigners marching from London’s University College to the Houses of Parliament along with an open-top bus blasting...
21 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Research shows international schools hard hit by oil price crash

Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern international schools are facing an enrolment crisis due to the drastic fall in oil prices. Redundancies as well as shortened contracts in expat professional hubs are expected to have an unprecedented effect on enrolment in international schools. The Middle East is predicted to be worst hit, as contracts are shortened, redundancies kick in and expat professionals give notice and apply for more secure jobs elsewhere. Malaysia and Singapore are likely to be in the same position, with educational...
15 Sep at 6 PM 2016

Expats in Hong Kong score bargain apartments with bad Feng Shui

Expats in Hong Kong have found the way to bag a bargain rental apartment is to find one where someone has recently died. Many traditionally superstitious Chinese strongly believe that when a death occurs in a private home, the result is bad Feng Shui or –to put it in a Western context – the home will be haunted by the spirit of the deceased, making it difficult to rent out or sell. Savvy expats on the island are taking advantage of this belief to land a bargain unit at a low rent. One Chinese listing site tracks deaths from...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2016

More reasons for Kuwait’s dismal survey result

As part of Kuwait’s new expat-related restrictions, the emirate’s parliament health committee is considering bringing in a compulsory private health insurance requirement for visitors. The latest in a series of xenophobic new rules, the health insurance requirement is to be fast-tracked through government procedures. Reasons given include a statement from officials that the high numbers of health tourists arriving for check-ups are causing Kuwaiti nationals to wait longer before being examined and treated. Another clampdown at...
23 Aug at 6 PM 2016

New Zealand sees post Brexit rush for immigration info

Since Brexit, the New Zealand media ihas been awash with warnings of a ‘British invasion’, following a huge spike in the number of British applicants. In an average month, New Zealand’s immigration department gets around 3,000 registrations for information on investing, working in and relocating to its spectacularly beautiful islands. On the day the Brexit result was announced, almost 1000 would-be migrants applied and are now being sent detailed information and updates on immigration requirements. By the 50th day after...
19 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Expat volunteers in Shanghai help their community understand Chinese laws

Ten expat volunteers in Shanghai’s Chengjiaqioa district are helping their compatriots to understand Chinese culture and laws. A dedicated team of long-term foreign residents are working with local police in Chengjiqioa to spread awareness amongst fellow expats and newcomers to China of the country’s social rules and laws. The group, part of the district’s 30 per cent foreign residents, includes students, business people and artists from France, the Netherlands, Italy and Argentina. One of their most important tasks is to make...
5 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Tom Conti steps up to support Oz expat family facing deportation

An update on the recent report of an Australian couple who moved to the UK under the post study visa scheme has revealed they are finally being forced to leave the UK. Kathryn and Gregg Brain and their son Lachlan originally moved to Scotland in 2011, encouraged by an immigration study/work scheme intended to repopulate Scotland’s highlands areas. Soon after they arrived, the two-year post-study scheme was quashed by the UK government. In spite of strenuous attempts by both expat to find a job with a salary which would justify a...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Government committee calls for clarification on post Brexit right to remain

Uncertainty about the present and post-Brexit status of British expats in EU member states and EU citizens in the UK is becoming a contentious issue, according to a parliamentary report. The lack of clarity as regards the status of Brits overseas and EU expats in the UK has continued since before the referendum and is now causing both groups to fear they may be used as pawns in the political game. EU citizens living and working in Britain as well as several million Brit expats living in Europe have been given no clear indication as to...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Top six Chinese cities for expats

For the new breed of adventurous expats, China is the latest attraction, but its massive size and choice of major cities can be hard to navigate. If you’re looking for a fascinating combination of ancient culture, magnificent geographical diversity, stunning modernity and a unique, challenging environment, China is waiting for you. Six of the country’s major cities stand out as a starting point for the expat experience of a lifetime, with your choice based on your personal needs and preferences. The massive, teeming capital of...
12 Jul at 6 PM 2016

Brit expats in the Gulf advised to keep sending money home

As a result of continuing uncertainty over the value of sterling, British expats working in Gulf states are being advised to keep sending money home. The dramatic fall in the sterling exchange rate following the shock Brexit result prompted an eight-fold increase in remittances from the region to UK banks. Given the continuing political and economic bad news, it’s no surprise financial experts are recommending that expats continue to transfer capital back to their home countries. Gulf Research Center’s director of economic...