Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

22 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Expats advised learning Chinese is vital for those working globally

The unprecedented economic boom taking place in China is a justification for expatriates working in its major cities to learn the language, especially if they’re active in the global marketplace. China’s manufacturing sector is now the planet’s largest, with UK companies in particular being urged to provide Chinese language classes for all their relocating expat professionals. Expanding a Western company into China often involves finding Chinese partners as well as employing non-specialist Chinese employees at far less cost than...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Healthcare insurers taking full advantage of the rise in expat numbers

It seems the much-derided ‘nanny state’ in first world countries is now being replaced by the rapacious private healthcare industry in just about every popular expat destination. 'Private healthcare insurance' is the new buzzword for greedy insurance companies looking to profit from the expat diaspora gathering speed in countries across the world. Private hospitals are springing up like mushrooms in the most unlikely places, staffed by the same medics formerly constrained to public medical facilities dealing with expats as well as...
5 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Spanish government reassures British expats over Brexit effect

British expats in Spain are being urged by the government not to panic about their post-Brexit status. As the original date for the UK’s divorce from the EU has come and gone and yet another longer extension seems likely, the Spanish government has issued a reassuring update confirming a 21-month grace period. During this time, all Britons living in Spain will be considered residents, even if they’ve not yet received their certificates due to a backlog of applications. For those desperate to cover their backs due to fear of a...
5 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Italian government hits out at British expatriates

A new Italian government ruling concerning British expats’ rights post-Brexit is sending shivers of fear throughout the UK expat community. Strict restrictions on travel outside the country, fingerprinting and a charge of €200 are part of the ruling, with questions already being asked by campaign groups across the country. Although the ruling is set to come into effect only if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, the underlying threat to expats’ lives is unmistakable especially as the rights of Italian citizens living and...
22 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats in HCM City support Vietnamese students’ bike-sharing project

Vietnam is now becoming popular with the international expatriate diaspora as well as tourists, but increasing numbers of arrivals are putting a strain on Ho Chi Minh City’s public transport system. Ho Chi Minh City is now a popular tourist destination as well as a hub for expats working in various sectors including education and IT. As Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economy, Vietnam is the perfect place to develop new ideas and start-ups as well as for digital nomads needing a base for a while. In addition, more international...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2019

UAE still expat professional favourite for quality of life

New release of a popular annual survey ranks Abu Dhabi and Dubai tops in the region for quality of life. The recently-released Mercers’ Quality of Living survey saw Abu Dhabi and Dubai keeping their high rankings as the most liveable expat cities in the Arab states. Some 231 world cities were surveyed, with the two popular expat destinations retaining their positions as 74th and 70th respectively. Unfortunately for the region’s overall reputation, another of its cities – Baghdad – was rated as the least hospitable and took...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Which EU countries are being kindest to British expats

Many EU member states have now passed, or have stated their intention to do so, new laws ensuring the post –Brexit rights of UK expats. The no-deal Brexit packages of rights on offer vary state to state, with some covering the majority of needs and others sticking to the bare minimum and charging for special permits. Malta’s no-deal resident permit tops the list for generosity, as it gives those resident on the island on 29 March a full 10 year status and allows workers open access to jobs as well as permitting students to...
5 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Malta loses popularity with female expat professionals

Female expats looking to further their careers are now giving Malta a miss. As a result of a recent study shows, it seems women looking to advance their careers may well be crossing Malta off their preference list, causing the country to drop from third place to ninth in the survey’s listings. The study results are released annually on International Women’s Day, giving expat professional women looking to move countries as well as jobs a chance to choose the best location for their talents. In the 2017 survey released in 2018,...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Amsterdam IamExpat fair moves to larger venue

The Amsterdam IamExpat fair is a favourite with foreigners living and working in the Netherlands as well as for new arrivals looking to find new homes and jobs in the popular city. The annual fair hosts anything and everything for established and incoming expat needs, including jobs accommodation, help desks, immigration information, mortgages, career advancement and ongoing study opportunities. This year’s mega-event is being held in Amsterdam’s Gashouder, a former massive gas storage tank converted into an edgy, multifunctional...
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...