Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

1 Jul at 6 PM 2020

Will UK expats in the Czech Republic be left without free healthcare?

British expatriates living and working in the Czech Republic may be at risk of losing their free healthcare, and it’s got little to do with Brexit. An agreement which was signed between the UK and the Czech Republic as long ago as 1976 is likely to be dumped due to the fact that its financial burden has fallen unfairly on the republic ever since it became a member of the EU. The original agreement involved co-operation between the two countries on matters of medicine and health as well as guaranteeing free healthcare for UK citizens...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain using lockdown to learn the local lingo

Expats living in Spain are being urged to use lockdown time to learn Spanish. Although the huge change in expats’ Spanish lifestyles isn’t expected to last for ever, staying at home in order to avoid infection can be turned to advantage. It’s never too late to start learning the language of your country of residence, with taking on a challenge the right way to stay positive in these difficult times. As regards the average conversation, there’s a close link between locals’ favourite topics and those of the average British...
16 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat owned businesses in China now at risk from lockdown

The Chinese ban on entry is causing fear and confusion in both international schools and foreign companies. Foreign businesses and international schools in China have been badly hit by the country’s travel ban and lockdown, with international students, company executives and teachers fearing for their futures in one way or another. Many are stranded overseas, either in their home countries, in holiday destinations or in countries home to their head offices. Families are separated and companies are struggling to cope without their...
16 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Unemployed expats hoping they’ll find new jobs in the Netherlands

Dutch media are now reporting on the plight of expat professional residents who’ve lost their jobs. Concentrating on the situations now being experienced by highly-skilled expat incomers and students at Dutch universities, the media is exposing their visa situations once they lose their jobs as well as citing their struggles to maintain employment. Those who don’t succeed have just three short months to find new employment before they’re forced to leave the country, with the international community now experiencing fear on a...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2020

China travel ban hitting on expat businesses and international schools

Expat businesses in China are now under threat by the coronavirus travel ban. From executives through English teachers to international schools and their pupils, China’s travel ban against foreigners entering the vast country is causing chaos. Firms are struggling as expat executives are trapped, unable get back even although they have work permits and valid residency visas. After a new cluster of coronavirus sufferers was identified in Beijing several days ago, moves to lift restrictions are now on the back burner. One expat...
28 May at 6 PM 2020

Japan offers visa extensions and free accommodation to trapped expats

Japan is offering free accommodation to trapped foreign students and stranded expatriates. As in other countries worldwide, Japan now has a large number of expats trapped in the country since international borders were closed and lockdowns imposed. Luckily for foreigners now struggling financially, the tradition of Japanese hospitality is far from dead, as many hotels and universities are opening their doors for free stays until the crisis abates. One of Kanazawa’s popular tourist hotels, the Kaname Inn Tatemachi, is now...
22 May at 6 PM 2020

Chinese students trapped in USA being scammed by US airlines

Chinese expat students are now trapped in the USA via a cash grab by US airlines. Chinese students studying at American universities are unable to return home due to a cash-grab by US airlines looking to their financial bottom lines. The young expats are now trapped in a seemingly never-ending loop of bookings, cancellations and fights to get refunds issued. One informer working as a United Airlines flight attendant told the media he’d seen flights marked as available which couldn’t be found on flight schedules nor had any crew...
22 May at 6 PM 2020

Trapped South African expat teachers in Cambodia have nowhere to turn

One of the major difficulties caused by a lack of international coordination after the pandemic hit is that huge numbers are trapped outside their home countries. Since the pandemic became established in the vast majority of world countries, a huge number of travellers are now trapped overseas with no way of returning home. As country after country slammed on lockdowns and border closures in order to protect their citizens, many of those needing the same protection were stuck in lands where few or no precautions were being taken....
15 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats on Gibraltar to get new antibody tests

Expats on Gibraltar may be first in the UK to get covid-19 antibody tests. The Rock is due to receive a total of 35,000 antibody test kits over the next few weeks. According to research in several countries including South Korea, the results will confirm by identifying antibodies whether those who’ve been infected are immune to further infections. The results will be included in a countrywide study which is to also include cross-border workers living in Spain. Known as the Abbot antibody test, this version is considered far more...
13 May at 6 PM 2020

Expat repatriation flights to UAE now available

For expats working overseas, one of the worst aspects of the pandemic is being unable to return to your present country of residence due to lockdowns. It’ll never be known exactly how many expat professionals on business trips became the modern equivalent of stateless persons, simply due to the fact they were in the wrong place when lockdowns were declared. For those stranded overseas, adhering to requirements such as two-week quarantines, compulsory health insurance covering covid19 treatment when no such insurance is available and...