Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

8 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Deadly Delhi air pollution spurs expat choice between health and wealth

Delhi’s continuing problem with deadly air pollution is causing expat professionals on high salaries to wonder whether it’s worth exchanging years of their lives for a booming bank account. For over a month now, Delhi’s toxic smog has blanketed the city, causing zero visibility in many districts. Elderly expat residents who can just about remember the four-day Great Smog of London in 1952 say it’s worse and it’s certainly lasting longer. The event killed around 4,000 Londoners, with its equivalent in Delhi set to kill many,...
7 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat professionals demanding return to gold plated relocation packages

New research is revealing more and more expat professionals are unhappy with cuts to their relocation packages and are demanding a rerun of the ‘good old days’. In spite of the growing trend in many former favourite locations towards employing local talent, experienced expats are digging their heels in for extensive lifestyle and medical benefits as well as a stronger focus on mental health, well-being and flexible working hours. Over the past several years, Western expats heading for the Gulf States and Asia have found both...
7 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Thousands of expat government jobs should be filled by Emiratis

During a meeting last Wednesday, Abu Dhabi’s Federal National Council members were told that 8,000 government admin public sector jobs at present done by expats should be given over to Emirati citizens. Council members expressed their concerns over the high rate of unemployment in the country to Minister of State for Higher Education and chair of the Federal Authority for Human Resources Dr Ahmad al Qubaisi. Several other council members told the meeting they knew of thousands of Emiratis who wish to work but are unable to find jobs...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2017

British state pensioners have largest income drop of major world countries

It’s no wonder British pensioners have been queuing up to leave the UK for warmer, cheaper climes, as their state stipends are far below those of any other major world country. It’s official, Britain’s state pensioners are now at the bottom of the retirement league, with those unable to save for a private pension now undergoing serious hardship. Government reports invariably state the fact the elderly may have to rely on just the state pension, even if their wages over their working lives have only provided enough to support...
4 Dec at 6 PM 2017

UK to tell EU it needs to stay in aviation safety body

In a slightly desperate move to keep UK-based airlines in the sky post-Brexit, UK negotiators have told the EU Britain needs to stay in the EU aviation safety body. The message will be given to EU negotiators Monday, and follows intense pressure from both European and UK-based airlines as well as from the US Federal Aviation Authority. The FAA recently informed Britain it only has a few weeks during which to provide a legal structure for aviation safety acceptable to US inspectors’ checks. Reassurances have been given to aeronautical...
28 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Most UAE expats have no income protection

Research by an international insurance company has revealed the vast majority of expat professionals working in the UAE have no protection against loss of income through incapacity or illness. The study, carried out by Zurich International working with Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, examines both regional and global income gaps. One important question asked respondents whether they knew how long their savings would keep them going should they lose the ability to work. The UAE’s result showed...
23 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Kuwait cracks down on expat traffic violations

Fierce criticisms of Kuwait’s intent to deport foreigners committing two traffic violations are coming from Kuwaitis as well as expats. Kuwait’s war with the expat community hit new lows this week with a promise that expats caught committing a traffic violation for the second time would be deported. Specific crimes included using a cell phone whilst driving or not wearing a seat belt, activities which seem fairly common amongst Kuwaiti drivers in general. Howls of protest came from locals as well as the expat community, and legal...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Retirement savings no longer possible for many Brits

A new survey has shown retirement prospects for huge numbers of Britons are poor due to ever increasing costs, low returns on savings and increases in mortgage rates. The study, commissioned by a leading financial giant, gives scant hope of a comfortable retirement for British citizens on average wages, as it shows there’s not enough cash left after everyday expenses have been paid to even make a dent in a pension fund. Just 12 per cent of those surveyed said they put a proportion of their earning into a pension plan, with the rest...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Climate change scientists predict Spain as desert hotspot

Although the results of current scientific research into the worldwide effects of global warming may not affect the majority of British retirees now spread across Spain, it’s still set to be a disaster. Climate change experts now believe the ‘point of no return’ is being approached at an alarming rate, with the results combined with the heat generated in large conurbations adding to the risks of disaster for humanity. Spain is expected to become a twin with the Middle East as regards desert conditions, with exceedingly high...
17 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Oz coastline popular with Brit expats may be hit by massive tsunami

Brit expats warned global warming could trigger a massive tsunami along the east coast of Australia. The east coast of the continent of Australia has always been a major destination for expats, with a good percentage of the hundreds of thousands of Britons in Oz happily settled in Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. A recent study of the effects of global warming on sea levels and weather has revealed the entire region is at risk of a massive tsunami capable of wiping out the coastal communities and killing some...