Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

7 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Immigrant born students in Canada gain more degrees than local students

Newly released data shows immigrants in Canada have high aspirations for their children’s academic success. Recently released statistical data has shown immigrants have been a strong force behind Canada’s status as one of the world’s most educated countries. It seems the vast majority of new arrivals have a degree or its equivalent in order to comply with strict immigration requirements, but immigrant-born students are far more likely to gain university education than Canadian-born young people. An access for information...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Ireland to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry

The decision by Irish lawmakers to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry is clearly linked with an expected increase in business between the two countries. From next Wednesday, UAE visitors to Ireland will no longer be forced to apply for a visa but can enter the republic without any restrictions. The move is believed to be a key to creating more business connections with the Emirates and its estimated 10,000 Irish expats. Already, 230 Irish companies are doing business in the region, and the new move will also put Ireland on the same...
29 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Australia hits top spot as destination for millionaire expats

A recent survey has revealed Australia as the most popular destination for the fabulously wealthy. Beating out the USA for the third year running, Oz is now the preferred haunt for those with more money than they know what to do with, according to the 2018 Global Wealth Migration Review. Some 95,000 high net worth individuals relocated during 2017, with 10,000 choosing Australia as their new country of residence. Reasons for its success range between proximity to emerging economies across Asia, the continent’s reputation for...
26 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Golden destinations for expat retirees golden years

Retiring overseas rather than fighting inflation in the home country is now a practical financial option for many pensioners living in first world countries. Even if there’s no gold-plated pension waiting at the end of your working life, it’s still possible to enjoy a much more satisfying retirement lifestyle by emigrating to a less expensive location overseas. Your choice of destination may well be dependent on your country of origin’s state pension, but choosing carefully will allow you to eke out your monthly cheque without...
19 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Explaining the legal reasoning behind the anti Brexit Amsterdam court case

When news of the anti-Brexit court case taking place in Amsterdam broke, details were sketchy and may have seemed somewhat confusing. The profound consequences of a positive judgement following a referral of the case to the European Court of Justice need to be fully understood, according to Jolyon Maugham QC, the British barrister who is funding the legal action. According to Maugham, the legal argument rests on a gap between perception and reality as regards European law as it applies to EU citizenship. Maugham opens his explanation...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Expats account for a quarter of all Portuguese property purchases

Portugal is as popular as ever with expats, who’ve accounted for 25 per cent of 2017 property purchases. Foreign buyers are becoming even more active in Portugal’s property market, with data showing a 30 per cent increase in 2017 sales over the same period in 2016. Some 152,000 homes found buyers from France, Brazil, the UK and China, and the figures may be even higher as the figures only show the total of properties sold via real estate agencies. According to Portugal’s realtor association, the number of sales in 2018 is...
12 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Qatar to go to international arbitration to stop blockade

The Gulf State of Qatar is to seek international arbitration as a means to end the blockade. Spokesperson for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry Lulwar al Khatar told reporters Wednesday the emirate is seeking international arbitration in order to its diplomatic blockade by Egypt and three of its neighbours in the Gulf. Qatar’s move came after an investigation by the United Nations reported the blockade was negatively impacting Qataris in the region. Speaking at a prèss conference in Doha, Al Khatar said the government had begun...
12 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Expats in UK worried about Brexit effect on their finances

As speculation on the effects of a hard Brexit racks up, expats living and working in the UK are dissatisfied at best and fearful at worst. As a result of the ongoing uncertainty, the UK has dropped like a stone in the recent InterNations Expat Insider survey, managing only 54th place out of the 65 countries in the study. Significant falls were seen in all indices, but the results of the personal finance category were the worst. Clearly, rising inflation coupled with the weakening pound sterling is causing panic amongst a majority of...
9 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Expats in GCC bypass GPs and go straight to specialists

A recent survey has revealed a high number of expats working in the UAE don’t visit their local doctor but go directly to a specialist when they’re ill. General practitioners across the UAE are being bypassed by expats working in the emirates, according to a YouGov survey undertaken on behalf of Arab Health 2018. Almost half of the total numbers surveyed said they preferred to go directly to a specialist rather than first checking in with a local GP. Interestingly, the study also demonstrated a clear distinction between GCC...
5 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Survey cites France as better for expat students than UK and USA

A recent survey of international students from world countries has found France to be more popular than either the USA or the UK. The new survey, carried out on behalf of Campus France, examined the experiences and perceptions of some 14,000 international students already studying in the country or planning to do so. The results indicate France is now one of the most popular world countries for university education, topping the UK, Germany and the USA. Students loved France’s ‘cultural radiance’ and appreciated the country’s...