Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

29 Nov at 6 PM 2017

UK expats still taking advantage of sinking sterling to purchase UK property

Expats on assignments in the UAE are still taking advantage of the shrinking pound by investing in UK property. New research indicates both foreign nationals and UK expats working in the UAE are snapping up British real estate whilst sterling is at a low point. Outside London, its suburbs and its fashionable outer rim, property prices are falling due to low demand by British residents, leaving bargains to be had in the buy-to-let and second home markets. During 2017, the majority of buyers concentrated on properties in the...
23 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Spot the difference between Brits and Americans in France

France may well be crammed with British expats, but their American counterparts are more easily recognisable. For decades, France has been known as a favourite for Britons looking for a safe, inexpensive retirement haven with a far friendlier climate and easy access to family in the UK. Brits still tend to congregate in communities, just as they did during the days of the British Empire’s hold over what seemed like half the world. However, it may come as a shock to some to find our American ‘cousins’ are equally fond of the...
14 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Teaching your expat kids to become money wise

Expats on assignments with their families are in the perfect position to teach their young ones the importance of becoming familiar with the need to save and manage money. Expatriates working in countries where high salaries and affluent lifestyles are the norm should first teach their children not to take large amounts of ready cash for granted. Early lessons can be based on the link between earning and spending simply by asking your kids to de a simple job before handing out the week’s pocket money. Tasks around the home, such as...
13 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expatriate pupils in Dubai learn to love Arabic lessons

Expatriate pupils at one of Dubai’s international schools are newly enthusiastic about learning Arabic due to the Living Arabic Forum. Until very recently, expatriate children were far less than enthusiastic about learning Arabic, as they considered the language was far too ‘foreign’ and likely not to be much use to them in their future lives. Nowadays, it’s very different, thanks to the introduction of the Living Arabic Forum’s new, improved teaching methods which encourage a love of the language. One shining example of...
9 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Expert warns against long term fixed savings plans in UAE

One major risk which can cause more devastation to expat finances than the average natural disaster is being publicised by one man who’s dedicated to educating expats on the dangers of investing. Andrew Hallam, a personal finance educator and author, has one mission in life – to warn expats worldwide against being taken in by dodgy IFAs punting fixed-term investment plans. The plans come with heavy commissions for the IFAs, with locked-in penalties as well as poor returns and high charges for the investor, but are sold across the...
23 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Madagascar warned about plague outbreak

The international expat community in Madagascar are being warned of a rapidly spreading outbreak of plague. Government departments in Madagascar are warning all expats, residents and visitors to take care as the country’s health authorities rush to stem the rapid spread of the disease known historically as the Black Plague. The plague is endemic in Madagascar, but this year’s outbreak has already killed 94 people and is spreading rapidly. World governments including the UK, UAE and Portugal, have issued updated travel advice, and...
4 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Cambodia English language newspaper closed down for political reasons

Expats in Cambodia are mourning the politically motivated loss of the English language Cambodia Daily newspaper. The demise of the Cambodia Daily comes after 24 years of publishing English language news, views and opinions aimed at the country’s expat community. As with many such media outlets, it was never a financial success but spurned fake news and became much-loved for its service to the foreign community in Cambodia. The country’s ruler, PM Hun Sen, isn’t known as a fan of either freedom of the press or free speech in...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Expats on Hokkaido laid back about North Korean missiles

Despite being woken up by the sound of warning sirens as the North Korean ballistic missile screamed over their heads, expats on Hokkaido are taking the threat in their strides. Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido is popular as a destination for expats with teaching qualifications, with the capital city of Sapporo hosting a community hailing from Australia, the USA and the UK. They’re all familiar with the North Korean dictator’s aggressive statements and his rocket launchings, but mostly ignore them and get on with their...
25 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Freelancing as a retirement career

Retiring overseas is a dream for many would-be expats who just can’t wait to exit the daily grind of a job they’ve held for a lifetime, but there are alternatives to inactivity which can also earn extra cash. The desire to get up and go to a warmer, cheaper location with an already established expat community is totally understandable, especially as the sun, sea and sangria lifestyle is so persuasively set out on the websites of service providers. Retirees could be forgiven for being tempted by the prospect of an endless holiday...
22 Aug at 6 PM 2017

Learning Arabic gives expat professionals a competitive edge

Despite having long-term careers in Arab countries, the majority of expats admit they’ve either failed to learn enough Arabic to get by or have no interest in learning the language. One popular English language newspaper, the Khaleej Times, recently conducted a poll on the subject, which revealed 81 per cent of respondents had never made even an attempt to learn Arabic. Some 38 per cent felt the language was far too difficult to attempt to master it. Admittedly, just looking at one written page is enough to scare off all but the...