Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

4 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Osborne to go ahead with taxing expat pensions

After a brief mention in George Osborne’s recent 2014 Budget speech of a plan to tax expat pensions spurred concerns in many migration destinations, it seems taxing those not considered resident or domiciled in the UK is on the cards. The Chancellor is now making it clear that expats must decide whether they are out or in the UK’s tax systems. They cannot, he said, expect to rely on the British government for favours concerning financial matters. A consultation aimed at examining the possibility of scrapping personal tax...
3 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Over 20,000 UK pensioners desperate to leave Spain

A hard-hitting study has revealed that 20,000 UK retirees are desperate to relocate back home, but are finding it difficult to sell their properties. According to the survey, the main reasons for heading home are the rising cost of living when set against the low UK state pension, the strain of being apart from families in the UK and a lack of care homes for physically challenged pensioners unable to manage on their own. The survey also showed that, once those wishing to return have done so, the resulting strain on local authorities...
1 Apr at 6 PM 2014

Singapore to stay expensive for expats but acceptable for citizens

Singapore’s strong currency is likely to continue putting pressure on expats living in the city, but inflation is expected to be manageable for its citizens. A study by the Asia Competitiveness Institute research centre has revealed that expat workers in the country are likely to find the cost of living a serious drain on their finances. However, average Singaporeans are expected to be able to manage price increases as long as the government monitors costs such as education, housing and healthcare. In 2012, Singapore was rated as...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2014

Expats love Australia but worry about discrimination

A recently-released social study has revealed that migrants recently arrived in Australia love their new lives but are experiencing racial discrimination. The survey, carried out by Monarsh University in Melbourne, found that, although the vast majority of expats are happy to be in Australia, racism does exist in some communities. Discrimination was most felt amongst New Zealanders, with 26 per cent of those surveyed stating they had been victims of racially-motivated comments. In general, migrants from Asian countries were the most...
25 Mar at 6 PM 2014

British international schools abroad overrun by local students

International schools across the world, started for the purpose of teaching expat children a British curriculum, are now being overrun by local students. A recent study has revealed that some 80 per cent of places in overseas international schools are being grabbed by wealthy local people for their children. Expat families living and working overseas are gradually losing out on the chance to standardise their kids’ education in preparation for their return to UK schooling. Increasing growth in the market is noted in the Middle...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2014

Study shows highly educated Canadian immigrants have problems finding work

A recent study has revealed that new arrivals in Canada with university degrees have less chance of finding suitable jobs than in 1995. The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, analysed the success of immigrant university graduates in finding suitable employment during a ten-year period. Researchers used data from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses and found a far lower success rate in 2006 tha in 2001, with the situation continuing to deteriorate to the present day. Recent immigrants, they state, are far...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2014

Expat parents hit hard by soaring school fees

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

Lonely expats risk poor mental and physical health

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

Survey shows UAE expats spend too little time with their children

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. The study 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

Spain still popular for lifestyle and low property prices

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...