Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

12 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Bremain in Spain chair slams UK media for stereotyping Brit expats

Whilst it’s a positive development that UK media outlets are now publicising the plight of British expats in Spain, it’s counterproductive in its use of hated stereotypes. As the Brexit disaster rolls on, British newspapers are finally waking up to the unavoidable fact that hundreds of thousands of UK expatriates are about to be left with shattered dreams and not much else. However, the media’s use of tired old stereotypes is preventing the real message from getting through, causing even more pain, anger and desperation across...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats on Spain regret their leave votes whilst Brit ambassador ducks the issue

In a recent BBC Channel 4 News item, British expats in Spain who voted Leave in the referendum admitted they are now bitterly regretting their decisions. Some 300,000 British expats are at present living in Spain, divided into retirees, working professionals, SME owners and students or researchers at Spanish universities. The Channel 4 News report featured a number of Brits settled in and near Alicante on the Costa del Sol, with many admitting they’re now scared for their futures in their chosen country. One interviewee told the...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Are expat surveys simply fodder for sponsored advertorials?

Do expats’ opinions really count, or are they just fodder for survey companies’ advertorial articles? The various annual expat survey reports can make or break specific locations, dependent on respondents’ opinions on everything from quality of life, health and well-being, happiness, safety and security and even digital life. A cursory glance at the results might lead would-be expats to believe respondent demographics only include wealthy, career-oriented expat professionals, but many in other life sectors such as retirement...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2019

British expats across Europe now claiming foreign citizenship and a second passport

Even before Brexit becomes a reality, many thousands of British citizens have voted with their feet by applying for European citizenship. One major reason for expatriating is that the UK just doesn’t feel like home any more, according to those who can’t wait to leave or have already left. Those with Irish grandparents are the luckiest, with 200,000 Brits claiming to be descendents of Irish citizens stating their relationships on their passport applications in 2018. The mass exodus includes those whose families were originally from...
5 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Norway warns its would-be expat students against UK study programmes

As British expatriates in Norway worry about Brexit’s effects, the government is warning its would-be expat students to avoid British universities, study programmes and foreign exchange programmes. The Scandinavian country’s government minister for higher education told local broadcaster NRK she no longer recommends the UK as a suitable place for Norwegian students due to the anticipated effects of Brexit. She suggests avoiding any foreign exchange programmes as well as degree courses, although those already involved in university...
25 Jan at 6 PM 2019

New UAE long-term visas to start in February

The UAE government has announced the start date of its new long-term residence visas as February 3. UAE long-term residence visas due to be issued from February The new visas are intended for entrepreneurs, investors, outstanding students and expats with specialised talents and will allow holders to study, live and work in the emirates without having to provide a sponsor. Those lucky enough to get one will also be allowed to have 100 percent ownership of their businesses as long as they are located on the UAE’s mainland. The visas...
25 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Poor work-life balance affects 72 per cent of globally mobile expats

If a recent survey is taken seriously, it would seem almost 75 per cent of globally mobile individuals are less than overjoyed about their work-life balance. The recently-released results of yet another expat survey paint a less than happy picture of life as a globally mobile expat professional. The main issue would seem to be a lack of enough downtime to spend with their families, and loneliness is an equally serious problem for expats travelling alone. In addition, a similar study revealed that those in international assignments...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Survey reveals almost all residents feel safe in Abu Dhabi

An Abu Dhabi government survey has revealed some 90 per cent of residents feel safe in the emirate. The results of the Better Life Index study were released earlier this week, and claim the emirate is one of the world’s safest and most secure world countries. In addition, some 68 per cent of residents reported they’re satisfied with their jobs. The four-month long study involved 51,000 respondents, 60 per cent of whom were expatriates living and working in the region. The survey was initiated as a means to provide a strategic...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Portuguese PM reassures Brit expats over rights to remain

The Portuguese Prime Minister has unveiled a plan to safeguard the post-Brexit rights of UK expatriates living in the country. As part of a plan to mitigate negative Brexit effects, the Portuguese PM has included a guarantee that British expats living in the popular retirement destination will be able to retain their residential and other rights. Between 40,000 and 50,000 expatriate Brits are believed to be living in Portugal, although just 23,000 have registered with their local authorities. Along with residential rights, Brits...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2019

UAE public and private schools to pair in Year of Tolerance

In celebration of the UAE’s ‘Year of Tolerance’, upscale private schools and their public education counterparts are to pair up, with a pilot scheme already on the go. GEMS, the emirates’ largest private school provider, is gearing up for the innovative programme by already pairing two of its 50 elite schools with their emirati twin public schools. According to Deema al Alami, the education provider’s vice-president, Dubai’s Wellington International School and Fujairah’s Winchester School are already participating in a...