Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

19 May at 6 PM 2017

Kuwaiti lawmaker calls for mass sacking of expatriate teachers

In yet another attack on Kuwait’s expatriate community, a local lawmaker is calling for all foreign teachers to be sacked and replaced with Kuwaiti nationals. MP Osama al Shaheen believes there is now an urgent need to address the emirate’s demographic imbalance, suggesting that removing all foreign teachers would contribute strongly to the Kuwatization programme. He also suggested that reducing the numbers of non-Kuwaiti students enrolled in public schools could free up a great deal of money which could be used for other...
17 May at 6 PM 2017

Madrid wins out as European favourite for expat life

A recent survey has identified Madrid as one of the top world cities for expat life. Deciding to live and work overseas often involves a tricky choice between top-waged, elite jobs with unsatisfactory lifestyles and a more laid-back, enjoyable environment with an acceptable salary. With its central location, finance and commerce hubs, job opportunities, friendly locals and sunny weather, it’s no surprise that Madrid is highly rated as a favourite destination for expats searching for a congenial way of life at reasonable cost. The...
9 May at 6 PM 2017

Indonesia as an expat destination

For expats with a sense of adventure looking for a decidedly different destination, Indonesia is far more than just Bali, Papua and Jakarta, but care should be taken when travelling with limited knowledge of the archipelago. Arriving in Jakarta gives the first taste of Indonesia to expats looking to find a haven outside the usual haunts. Many residents in the bustling city speak English, so finding your feet is relatively easy. However, once you’ve headed into the hinterlands, communication can become anything between difficult and...
5 May at 6 PM 2017

Survey reveals the truth about expat family life in Switzerland

When Switzerland as a destination springs to mind, would-be expats tend to concentrate on its media image of massively wealthy, high-level executive professionals with kids in private schools and cash in Swiss banks. Surprisingly, the Swiss people share the same perception as many would-be expats, but a recent survey gives an interesting glimpse into the real lives of foreigners living and working in the country. Professor Tania Zittoun of Neuchatel University studied the lives of immigrant families during a three year research...
6 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Smart Dubai announces new Dubai Careers website for expat and local job seekers

A new central employment portal aimed at expats as well as citizens is now available online, connecting job seekers in all sectors with employers. The Dubai Careers portal, developed by Smart Dubai, enables job seekers at all levels to find work in line with their qualifications and professional experience, according to officials at yesterday’s press release. The innovative platform uses smart tools to make searches easier, and the present access to literally hundreds of jobs in Dubai government entities will be expanded to include...
31 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Online Chinese job sites under fire for scams and expat identity theft

For adventurous expats looking for employment, China is the new, cool kid on the block but is also a hub for fake job scams aimed at expat professionals as well as language teachers. China is becoming ever more popular for expats looking for well-paying jobs in a totally unfamiliar and fascinating environment, but more and more online fake job advertisements are luring the unaware with offers which seem too good to refuse. Up until recently, scammers concentrated on ESL and TEFL-qualified language teachers, but a recent change has...
6 Mar at 6 PM 2017

India introduces five year multi entry visas for expats in UAE

According to the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, both expats and residents in the emirates will be ‘issued as routine' with five-year multi-entry business visas by Indian missions located in the UAE. The announcement of the new visas was made by Indian ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri during a media discussion held at Dubai’s Indian consulate. Suri said the new visas will become the norm for genuine Emirati and expat business applicants, adding the introduction of five-year multi-entry tourist visas would follow over the next few...
2 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Expat teachers to have contracts terminated in favour of Kuwaiti nationals

Kuwait Ministry of Education undersecretary Dr Haitham al Athari has publicly stressed a move to terminate expats’ teaching contracts is being instigated for the ‘greater good’. The minister’s comment reinforces recent moves encouraging Kuwaitization in many sectors involving expat professionals on contract. The move will apply to expat teachers of a number of specific subjects in the emirate’s public schools, replacing them with Kuwaitis who are awaiting recruitment. A number of exemptions from contract termination will...
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

Expat educators in Kuwait to be replaced by Kuwaiti nationals

Beginning in the 2017/2018 education year, the Kuwaiti Education Ministry will replace 25 per cent of its expat workers with Kuwaiti nationals. The purge will stop all recruitment of expat teachers whose specialities are covered by Kuwaitis. According to the Arab Times, the names of more than 450 teachers and 150 technical supervisors and department heads have been listed for contract termination. Subjects covered by the sackings are integrated science, sociology, computer science and Islamic studies and all stages of education will...