Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

21 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Addis Ababa forced to abandon their motorbikes

Motorcycling expats living, working and volunteering in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa will need to find alternative transport options from July 7. Motorcycles are a cheap, convenient more of transportation for locals and expats alike, but their use is about to be banned by order of the government. The reason given is that increasing number of criminals are using motorbikes to commit crimes such as robbery and assault. The only exceptions to the ban will be motorbikes used for postal deliveries and those in use by members of the...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats growing ever more concerned about their futures as UK citizens

Concerns are growing amongst the already insecure British expat population in Ireland, as well as within the communities in France, the Netherlands and Germany. A recent study compared the views of British expats living in EU member states with those prevalent amongst Britons living in the home country. Expats in Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands are amongst those expected to bear the brunt of changes brought about by Britain’s leaving the EU. Over half of expat respondents to the survey admitted they were worried about...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Kuwaiti lawmakers getting serious over slashing expat numbers

Kuwaiti lawmakers are upgrading their attack on the expatriate community with a proposal for a dedicated national committee to regulate expat numbers. Four members of the Kuwaiti parliament have put together a proposal to form a national committee with the brief of administrating and regulating the demography of the emirate. Unsurprisingly entitled the ‘National Committee to Regulate and Administer Kuwait’s Demography’, the committee’s brief would be to prevent an ‘excessive number of expatriates’ from threatening the...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Portugal creates Brexit task force to ensure secutiry for British expat businesses

Portugal has now promised to secure the rights of British expats in order to ensure Brexit isn’t disruptive of the two countries’ still-active alliance. Although it’s not yet certain how the measures will protect Britons now planning to escape to Portugal and start new businesses, it’s good news for the large British expat business community already in residence. The Portuguese government’s plan, entitled Portugal IN, involves a temporary Brexit task force set up to assist UK businesses in navigating the hurdles caused by the...
29 May at 6 PM 2019

Eindhoven expats complain over discrimination in pubs and clubs

After hearing complaints from expats over discrimination in the city’s nightlife venues, the city council is taking the issue seriously. Eindhoven’s nightlife street was a favourite for the city’s ever growing expat community until the local government began receiving complaints of discrimination as regards who could and who could not enter certain pubs and clubs. The city’s council has responded to annoyed expats with a solution considered overkill by a good number of owners of the busy venues. Basically, the new rule is...
28 May at 6 PM 2019

Expat concern over Kuwait fear of war

The Kuwaiti government believes there’s a strong possibility of war involving the Arab States. Kuwaiti lawmakers are alarmed by the growing instability in the region, and are urging all residents including expats to take the necessary precautions. According to speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq al Ghanim, Kuwaiti ministries are developing precautionary measures, with especial focus on a plan to ensure adequate food and medical supplies should the situation escalate and the military become involved. Internal stability, he...
15 May at 6 PM 2019

Retired expat nurse in Kuwait has back rent paid and eviction stopped

An elderly expat woman who’d lived in Dubai for over 40 years has had her back rent paid by the city. The 75–year old expat, now retired and with little or no income, had been living in Dubai for 43 years, but was facing eviction as she could no longer afford her rent. A kind neighbour informed the Rental Disputes Settlement Centre, who immediately intervened on behalf of the old lady. The ‘helping hand’ committee agreed to pay the outstanding Dh48,000 and, after talking with her landlord, received a promise he would allow her...
7 May at 6 PM 2019

Abu Dhabi Uni team catalogues early expat history in the region

A team of students from Khalifa University along with expat and local volunteers are exploring Abu Dhabi’s non-Moslem Cemetery to find out more about the early expat history of the emirate. The Sas al Nakhi graveyard holds the remains of literally hundreds of residents, from Indian workers, army personnel and Chinese labourers to expatriates from the West who helped put the oil and gas-rich region on the world map. The many infant graves date back to a time when infant mortality was high due to a lack of sophisticated medical attention....
3 May at 6 PM 2019

UAE five and ten year residency visas now up for grabs

The long-awaited 10-year UAE residency visas for selected expat groupings are now in force. An official announcement implementing the new rules was made last week in Abu Dhabi, confirming the start of the new longer-term residency visas aimed at providing a sense of belonging and stability for valued expat professionals. The five visa categories include real estate investors, researchers, general investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, medical specialists and also outstanding students wishing to gain further qualifications in the...
24 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Drug addiction in expat students on the rise in Kuwait

Expats in Kuwait are being urged to ensure their kids don’t get involved with the emirate’s growing drug culture. For those expatriate families with a breadwinner and spouse in high-salaried positions, the Kuwait lifestyle is far different from that in the home country, involving leaving the kids with nannies, maids, preschools or nurseries whilst parents concentrate on their full-time jobs and the emirate’s busy social life. It seems expat youngsters in the emirate respond to a lack of a loving home environment in a similar...