Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

9 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Polish expats in UK urge ringfencing of rights post Brexit

Britain’s Polish community is urging May to guarantee their rights in the event of a hard Brexit. The Federation of Poles in Great Britain charitable organisation is now voicing concerns over the plight of Poles in the UK following a hard Brexit. The group hasn’t spoken before, but now believes it’s compelled to appeal on behalf of the more than a million Polish expats living, studying and working in the UK. Trepidation, it states, is now growing in the community due to increasing worries about non- involvement in discussions and...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Old style retirees versus new style expat career junkies

Traditionally, the British expat exodus has been focused on retirees heading south for a fun life in the sun, but the focus is shifting to a more pragmatic stance based on a temporary stay. In earlier times, the word ‘expat’ conjured up a vision of overweight Brit retirees in shorts, sandals and singlets lounging in deckchairs on a French or Spanish beach far from the UK’s drizzles and downpours. Nowadays, it’s far different, as the vision is far more likely to portray millennials in smart suits attending board meetings or...
30 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Aspiring expats may decide to keep working after retirement

New research suggests Brit workers are planning to phase in their actual retirement. British citizens coming up to retirement age are Europe’s most likely to take on part-time jobs once they’ve officially retired. Literally three out of every four Britons surveyed are planning to keep working beyond retirement, either keeping on the same job or finding part-time employment. The study, undertaken by a popular pension provider, also noted the UK’s flexible access pensions as well as relaxations of employment rules are contributing...
27 Jul at 6 PM 2018

UAE expats and visitors falling foul of Shariah law

Expats and tourists are advised to study the UAE’s Shariah law or stay away Dubai and rest of the UAE are popular for expat relocations and the entire region I waking up to its tourism appeal, but too many Westerners are falling foul of the region’s Shariah-based legal system. Regular online reports of tourists and expatriates in the emirates being arrested and often jailed for breaching the region’s Shariah-based laws are causing concern as the Gulf States finally wake up to the money-spinning possibilities of tourism. Recent...
24 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Expat graduate dilemma puts pensions before student loan repayment

Thousands of university students will graduate this year, with many taking their hard-earned degrees overseas to a long-term job in a new country. With Brexit looming and British companies backing off from hiring graduates due to uncertainty, a good number of newly-qualified Brits may well be searching for opportunities elsewhere in the world. At the back of their minds will be the dilemma of paying off a massive student loan or beginning to save for their eventual retirement, with very few able to deal with both. At first...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Global expatriate totals to hit at least 87 million by 2021

By 2021, the total number of expatriates scattered across the world is expected to reach over 85 million. Expatriation in the present day is a far cry from its 19th century origins, when various wealthy empires sent their representatives to keep the natives down whilst plundering the resources of their lands. Huge numbers of present day expats also have money on their minds, whether it’s to send home to their families or to work overseas for a salary they could only dream of back where they came from. However, becoming an expat...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2018

White paper loses some 800000 Brit expats in EU

The mystery loss of some 800,000 UK expats formerly listed as living in EU member states is confusing, to say the least. Until the publication of Theresa May’s white paper on Brexit, an estimate of around 1.2 million British expats was considered accurate by government spokespersons and the media alike, and is still used as a total by the BBC, various British in Europe campaign groups and many other media outlets. It’s been quoted as accurate by the independent think-tank Migration Watch and also by the UK in a Changing Europe...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2018

New European campaign group nominated for Schwatzkopf Europe Award

Campaign group New European’s GreenCard4Europe initiative has just been nominated for the prestigious Schwarzkopf Europe Award. The anti-Brexit group is dedicated to retaining freedom of movement across Europe for expats living in the UK and all across the continent. Organisers are calling for young Europeans under the age of 35 to vote in order to keep up pressure on lawmakers to consider its innovative GreenCard4Europe initiative. Winning the award would boost the campaign’s efforts to put its demands firmly on both sides of the...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Expats and Nanking locals compete for worlds tastiest job

A Nanjing food preparation company was mobbed by over 100 applicants after it advertised a £57k a year job as a crayfish taster. Rather than simply advertising the amazing position and interviewing applicants, local food producer Bingku Daxia decided to hold a recruitment fair in order to find the best person for the job. Crayfish are all-time favourites all across China, usually served in a spicy broth by streetside food stalls as a summer speciality best enjoyed with friends and a quantity of cold beer. A crowd of a hundred...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2018

UK expat communities in France defined by Brexit

Britons living in France are feeling the effects of Brexit in ways they didn’t exactly expect. The stereotypical British expat in France is retired, living in the countryside and has problems with the French language as well as the French way of life. According to many online articles, Little Britain is alive and kicking across a country famous for its historic revolution against its monarchy, thus cementing its reputation as revolutionary. Whilst Britons whose lifestyles may be devastated by a hard Brexit aren’t exactly calling...