Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

23 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Cambridge University database to inform UK expats on Brexit progress

As a much-needed response to confusing media coverage and the lack of concrete information from the UK government, Cambridge University researchers are creating a factual information database aimed at keeping UK expats in the EU informed about the Brexit process. The new initiative will contain reliable and timely information in order to prevent UK expats making the wrong choices for their futures after Britain leaves the EU. It will be primarily aimed at retirees, small business owners, students and families living in EU member...
20 Feb at 6 PM 2017

EU expats in UK without private health insurance denied residence permits

As if getting residency in the UK post-referendum wasn’t tricky and time-consuming enough, EU expats desperate to stay in the UK post-Brexit are now being told they’ve been refused because they haven’t bought private health insurance. A little-known piece of legislation requiring EU citizens to purchase private health insurance is now being used to deny legitimate claims for permanent residency. The mostly ignored law applies to EU citizens living in the UK who are either looking for work or not in work, with residency only...
16 Feb at 6 PM 2017

US citizens discover the advantages of moving abroad

With increasing numbers of disenchanted US citizens making the move to overseas locations, it’s no surprise that most find their lifestyles and living costs are far better than in the home country. Media reports of an increase in the number of Americans desperate to emigrate after the Trump inauguration are prompting stories of actual expat experiences across the globe. Canada is a favourite due to ease of access and the fact that English is the local lingo, although those heading for Quebec province will need to prove their ability...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Scottish government fights for rights of EU expat workers

A study on the economic benefits of migration undertaken by a Scottish parliamentary cross-party committee has determined young migrants are essential for expanding both Scotland’s work force and its population. The committee’s report has backed Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s stance on immigration, which contrasts with the UK government’s anti-immigration position as part of Brexit. In the referendum, Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, citing the fact that EU membership has been an important...
1 Feb at 6 PM 2017

EU green card could solve EU and UK expat dilemmas

The founder of the New Europeans group has won the Financial Times Future of Britain award for his suggestion of a new category of citizenship in Europe. Today’s FT article celebrates the group’s founder, Roger Casale, for his innovative suggestion of a European green card for EU expats living and working in the UK and its expansion to include UK and third-country expats. Casale quotes a recent opinion poll which, in his opinion, confirms the British sense of fair play in that two thirds of respondents hoped the government would...
1 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Expats praise Toulouse as the perfect French destination

France is the second-most popular destination for UK expats after Spain, with the French city of Toulouse one of the loveliest urban destinations in the entire country. Whether retiring, starting a small business or simply looking for a more laid-back lifestyle, France is a long-term favourite with expats, especially those fleeing the UK’s depressing climate. There’s a choice of varied regions as regards weather and topography as well as a plethora of cities, towns and villages to choose from. One absolute favourite known as the...
27 Jan at 6 PM 2017

EU taskforce to investigate plight of EU expats applying for UK residency

Following media coverage of bureaucratic nightmares caused to EU citizens applying for UK residency, the issue will come under investigation by a European Union cross-party taskforce. The move, by the EU parliament’s liberal group deputy leader Sophie in’t Veld, will examine harsh treatment by the British authorities of EU expats living long-term in the UK and wishing to gain permanent residency or citizenship. The Dutch Euro MEP took up the cause after hearing concerns from a number of EU citizens including Monique Hawkins, a UK...
25 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Expat teachers in Kuwait giving private tuition risk being sacked

Expat teachers on contract to Kuwaiti education facilities are now risking the sack if they offer private tuition without Education Ministry approval. According to the ministry’s undersecretary Haytham al Athari, the full force of the law will be applied to contracted teachers and lecturers giving private, out-of-hours tuition. In a measure aimed at a total ban on private tuition, teachers found to be involved in the so-called ‘phenomenon’ will have their contracts cancelled and face disciplinary action. Statistics show some...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2017

The real truth about Brit expats in France

France has long been a favourite destination for Brits looking to change their lives via emigration, but stereotyped expat communities are decidedly not the norm in the land of wine and fabulous food. Misconceptions about expatriate behaviours and perceptions are normal wherever foreign residents hang their hats, with France no exception to the rule. For example, the beautiful Dordogne region in the southwest of the country is know as ‘Dordogneshire’ for its high number of Brit residents, in spite of the fact that UK expats are...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Student video defines expat reasons for loving Thailand

An award-winning video depicting Thai university students’ views of why expats come to Thailand is causing smiles amd a few raised eyebrows within the country’s expat community. The group of five Communication Arts students from Lampang’s Nation University won the coveted 50,000 Thai baht prize in a government-sponsored competition entitled ‘Through the eyes of foreigners: Youth’s refection on the image of Thailand’. Kappook Creator, the makers of the home-made three minute video, were amazed and thrilled to find...