Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

20 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Fake news causes expat panic in Nanjing

Expats in Nanjing and along the East Coast are in a state of panic due to fake news on an internet chat room. An article on Expatlife’s WeChat page has caused expats living in Nanjing to panic in case the restrictions described were true. Rumourmongering targeting China’s expat communities is a fairly new phenomenon, but it’s always hard to define what’s true and what’s false in China. The WeChat page quickly went viral with its extreme claims of action against foreign residents in the region, with expats in various, sectors...
20 Oct at 6 PM 2017

State pensions not enough for comfortable expat retirement

New research reveals state pensions worldwide don’t provide enough for a comfortable retirement in any country. A study by the Swiss bank UBS has made it crystal clear that relying on a state pension anywhere in the world makes no sense, as all pay the minimum amount necessary to cover basic expenses. The bank’s research identified a pension gap in all major world countries’ state pensions large enough to make even the necessities of life difficult to cover. The widest gap is found in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows Oman is an expat favourite for its peace and security

The GCC nations in general may be best for high salaries and luxury living, but expats have voted Oman as the most peaceful of them all. The 2017 Expat Insider survey, complied by expat networking website InterNations, rated the small country as the most peaceful of all the GCC nations as well as one of the most stable. It’s also the second most popular as a work destination, in the region, and the 17th in the world. Expats living and working in the kingdom agree with the ratings, adding it’s great to be able to go out at night...
9 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Majority of expats in UAE planning retirement back home

New research has shown the majority of expat professionals working in the UAE are planning to enjoy their retirement in their home countries rather than staying in the emirates. Contrary to the perceived wisdom that every single expat approaching retirement age in the UAE can’t wait to get back to the home country, a recent survey has revealed around nine per cent are happy to spend their later years in the Gulf state in which they were working . However, that leaves the bulk of expat professionals having to decide whether to head...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2017

British expats in Marseilles warned after terror attack

Britons living in Marseilles have been warned to take care after a terror attack killed two women at the city’s main rail station. Witnesses of the attack saw a man wielding a knife attack and kill two young women outside Marseilles’ main railway station whilst shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, the Arabic for ‘God is great’. According to French Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb, it’s not yet certain the murders could be classified as a terrorist incident as police are still studying a video of the attack. The video...
21 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Amsterdam Expat Fair draws thousands to network and integrate

The famous ‘I am not a Tourist’ expat fair in Amsterdam is an annual event drawing thousands of international expats to network, find out more about the Netherlands and make new friends. Held in the heart of Amsterdam at the Beurs van Berlage, the Expat Fair is now an established annual event attracting international expatriates from countless world countries. It’s free to enter and packed with booths representing Dutch companies, social clubs and entrepreneurial and volunteering opportunities. Every aspect of living in the...
12 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Thai brides offered one day free government course in interracial marriage

The Thai Social Development Ministry is now offering Thai women a free one-day course in interracial marriage and moving overseas. Thailand is a favourite destination for romance and marriage between older Western expats and younger Thai women, but cultural differences are often ignored. According to the country’s Social Development Ministry, many see marrying a foreigner as the best way to enhance their economic statuses, but most don’t appreciate the rifts cultural differences can cause. The course is based on an understanding...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expats in South Korea believe nuclear threat is smoke and mirrors

As international tension caused by the war of words between Trump and Kim Jong Un escalates, expats in South Korea are still refusing to panic. The vast majority of foreign residents in South Korea’s capital Seoul are staying calm as tensions between the North and the USA escalate, with most believing they’ve heard it all before. Most believe the chance of large scale military conflict is minimal, despite Trump’s rhetoric and Kim Jon Un’s replies. Even Sunday’s massive earthquake and aftershock, caused by a hydrogen bomb...
29 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Dog poisoners target pets in Ho Chi Minh City expat district

Expats living in District 2’s Thao Dien area in Vietnam’s capital city are losing their beloved dogs and cats to poison deliberately put down by an unknown killer. The Thao Dien area in Ho Chi Minh City is a favourite with expats living and working in the city, and many have taken rescued dogs into their homes and lives. The community is now threatened by a sick person whose aim seems to be using poison to get rid of expats’ beloved dogs and cats. The pet poisoning is deliberate, as the dogs who’ve died were kept in their...
28 Aug at 6 PM 2017

UK expats say good weather is a first requirement

The first thing the majority of British would-be expats consider is the weather in the country of their choice. Over 60 per cent of British expats study weather reports in a variety of possible expat destinations before making their final choice. For good reason, the sun is a prime requirement for a satisfactory new life overseas after decades of making do with the downpours and dull skies of the so-called British summer. A recent Internations survey involving over 14,000 expats living across the world confirms the effect of climate...