Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

22 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Volunteer programme to befriend elderly expats in Abu Dhabi

The results of a Better Life Index study by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Community Development have revealed a high proportion of elderly residents are depressed and lonely as well as suffering from heart disease, diabetes and other age-related disorders. It’s not just local people who’re affected, as there are now some 30,000 expats aged over 60 years living in the emirate. In order to improve their lives, a volunteer initiative is being put in place in an attempt to build a bridge between the generations. The pilot programme, to...
22 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expat students offered cheap digs in exchange for help with senior citizens

If you’ve arrived in Prague and can’t afford to rent an apartment, a new volunteer scheme may be your answer to sleeping on the streets. As Prague’s popularity as an expat hub soars, so do its rental charges, leaving many new university students the choice of going home or sleeping on someone’s sofa. A recently-started answer to the problem may be of use, especially for expatriate students with social consciences. Prague’s district 3 has initiated a pilot plan which will help solve students’ accommodation problems as well...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Czech tech universities see huge demand from expat students

An increasing number of young expats are heading to Czech universities. New data from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of the Interior has revealed an increasing number of young expats are heading for the country’s universities. Over the past 15 years, the numbers of foreign students arriving to study for their degrees has increased three-fold, with expats now comprising an average of 15 per cent of all university students in the country. Popular universities are now reporting 25 per cent of their student body are arriving from...
13 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Study claims no deal Brexit would destroy European jobs market

A recent study is warning a no-deal Brexit is likely to cause the loss of around 70,000 jobs in Spain alone, with a total of 1.2 million across EU member states. The study, commissioned by the Belgian government and carried out at Leuven University in Belgium, was the first attempt to tell it like it is as regards the economic damage Brexit is expected to cause across the entire European Union as well as in the UK. Every European Union member state is expected to be affected, with Germany losing just under 300,000 jobs, France losing...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Boris plans new immigration rules for brightest and best science talents

If you’re one of the world’s brightest and best expat scientists, Boris Johnson wants you! As a counter-measure to a post-Brexit cut-off of EU research funding and the loss of European researchers, Boris Johnson is planning a new visa aimed at encouraging the brightest and best expat brains in the tech, engineering and general science sectors to up sticks and migrate to the UK. The new visa won’t depend on an existing job offer and will also allow applicants’ dependents to seek work. The availability of the so-called ‘Tier 1...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey suggests Phuket tourism environmental damage and prices are too high

A survey of expats in Phuket has concluded most respondents consider tourism environmental damage is too high. The online study, started by a Thai expat student at a Canadian university, has concluded the environmental damage created by the island’s booming tourist trade is too high to be justifiable. The poll ran for just one week and garnered just 800 replies but seemed to mirror a scenario all too familiar in Thailand’s other beachside resort locations. The two questions asked were straightforward – is the cost of living too...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

New Europeans supporter’s bike pilgrimage boosts EU Green Card

A ‘New Europeans’ supporter is undertaking a 2,000 kilometre bike ride to boost the group’s EU Green Card proposal. Rafal Skarbek is cycling from his home in Somerset to the Spanish pilgrimage site at Santiago de Compostela in order to publicise New Europeans’ award-winning European Green Card proposal aimed at protecting expats’ post-Brexit rights to free movement across the EU. He’ll join the historic Camino pilgrimage route in northern Spain after cycling through France, and is seeing the route as a traditional symbol...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Western expats in Siem Reap fleeing Chinese takeover

Even before the Cambodian town of Siem Reap became an expat hub, tourists flocked to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. During the early days of the town’s tourism boom, a few long-staying expats had opened guest houses and hotels catering for the crowds arriving to stare in wonder at the imposing remnants of the site’s Khmer Buddhist temples and palaces. Pubs, bars and restaurants opened, mostly catering to foreign visitors, and long-stayers arrived after falling in love with the idea of living in the town. Pub...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Chinese provincial town arrested in drugs bust

Expats in China’s Xuzhou are missing their high life as China’s crackdown on crime and corruption spreads to the provinces. The small, eastern Chinese town of Xuzhou is set in lush countryside, ringed by mountains and dotted with lakes, and has become a hub for Western expats living the ‘60s lifestyle all over again. Drink, drugs and rock ‘n roll are the order of the day, or were until the crackdown. Only a few foreigners had arrived for jobs or study, and the town is only accessible via road or rail, with the new arrivals...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats reassured UAE police visits are only for census purposes

Expats living in Sharjah are being asked not to worry if police knock on their doors as it’s all part of a local census. Due to kick off in August, the two-week census will take place across the UAE city in an attempt to determine residents’ attitudes to safety and security in the local community. Starting on August 15th, the poll will be carried out by local police officers on behalf of Dubai’s Department of Statistics and Community Development. Over 5,000 expats and Emiratis are expected to be contacted, and can choose between...