Expat Study Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad
8 Sep at 6 PM 2014
Saudi Arabia’s private universities are failing to attract expat student, most of whom are choosing to gain their degrees in overseas centres of excellence.
According to local academics, only 30 per cent of expat students
are taking degree courses at the Kingdom’s private universities. The majority are returning to their home countries to study
, with high tuition fees given as the main reason.
Saudi’s private universities are a convenient alternative for expat students
who cannot be admitted to government universities....
21 Aug at 6 PM 2014
Given the number of expats from colder European climes who are living and working in Dubai, the news that workplace productivity declines in proportion to temperature increases is no surprise.
Although new arrivals from the winter snows in many countries across Europe may think they’ve arrived in a warm heaven, once the summer highs of up to 50°C set in, they’re desperate to get relief on short breaks to cooler locations. The extremely high humidity of the average Dubai summer makes the heat even more unbearable.
11 Aug at 6 PM 2014
In a desperate move to stop the majority of Irish medical professionals leaving for better-paid jobs overseas, the government is being urged to cut an impressive tax deal with newly-graduated doctors.
A detailed proposal from two Irish government departments, Finance and Health, is being closely scrutinised for inclusion in the country’s 2015 budget. The move follows the continuing migration of a huge number of doctors, nurses and other health professionals to the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The five million euro per...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2014
Survey after survey indicates that an increasing number of Brits can’t wait to retire overseas, but second thoughts later in life can wreck the dream.
One recent study
revealed that around six million British citizens are eager to move to other countries for a variety of reasons. However, many are younger people who find that, the older they get, the less they can face up to the challenges involved.
In the real world, retirement overseas has its pitfalls, most of which can be avoided by careful planning and a large dose of...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2014
A new study
has revealed that expats employed within Saudi Arabia’s private sector are paid around 50 per cent less than their Saudi equivalents.
The survey, undertaken by the Saudi Labour Ministry, revealed a huge gap between comparative salaries for similar positions held by Saudi employees and their expat equivalents. A report on the study
, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, suggests the practice covers all available jobs in the kingdom.
For example, expat administrators and secretaries average SR1,640 against...
4 Aug at 6 PM 2014
For decades, expats have flocked to Thailand for its laid-back atmosphere, great weather and low cost of living.
Bangkok, the northern city of Chiang Mai and southern Thailand’s sun, sea and sand beach resorts have long been favourites for expats searching for a place to retire, work or just have fun.
Until recently, immigration laws were loosely interpreted, giving freedom to many to stay without the exact visa requirements.
However, since the military government took over some two months ago, an increasingly tough crackdown...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2014
The French healthcare system, highly regarded for decades, has recently received a further boost to its reputation.
The Annual Global Retirement Index survey undertaken for International Living Magazine has rated France’s healthcare the best in the world for expat retirees. Out of 100 possible points, the Gallic system rated 97, and was even described as inexpensive.
Beating out Uruguay in second place and Malaysia in third, France’s benefits were rated as excellent. The state pays the bulk of charges for medical services as...
25 Jul at 6 PM 2014
Many would-be expats would balk at the thought of paying 52 per cent income tax on their earnings overseas, but the charm of Amsterdam is such that no-one seems to mind.
Most expats living in the historic Dutch capital were lured by the promise of a choice of literally thousands of jobs in the tech, oil and other sectors. In spite of losing over half their salaries to the tax man, most have stayed due to the benefits and lifestyle they’ve learned to love.
The Netherlands ranks consistently in the top ten tworld 's happiest...
24 Jul at 6 PM 2014
A new study
has revealed that around 29 per cent of expat women working in the UAE are experiencing sexism in the workplace on a regular basis.
The survey, carried out by Expatwoman.com and involving 1,100 expat women working in the emirates, shows that gender discrimination within the UAE workplace runs at almost double that in Western countries. Some 63 per cent of expat female employees, however, stated they had not experienced gender bias in their places of work.
On the serious issue of abuse and personal harassment, 81 per...
22 Jul at 6 PM 2014
The shocking results of a new study
have revealed that retirement savers view the entire pensions industry as incompetent, greedy and corrupt.
The research, undertaken by the UK’s National Employment Savings Trust, was intended to survey savers in the auto-enrolment workplace pensions scheme, but has also clearly tapped into the justifiable dissatisfaction felt by users of on and offshore financial product providers. To put it mildly, customers have lost all confidence in insurers and pensions firms.
According to the survey,...