Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

10 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Expat teachers in Vietnam give online lessons following school closures

Expats living and working in Vietnam have serious concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, especially as the country is close to Hubei province and Wuhan. Many tourists from China now visit Vietnam’s capital and flights transit via the northern neighbour. It has to be said that Vietnam has benefited economically from its closeness to China, but its many Western expatriates in the country began panicking when the virus was identified. Festivals have been cancelled and tourism sites shut down, but many believe the fear is being...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain warned over increase in rape and sexual assault cases

Expats and tourists in Spain have been warned about a sudden rise in reported sexual assault and rape. The United States government has issued a warning to its expat citizens and tourists, urging those living in or visiting Spain to take extra precautions. The warning comes after a steady increase in reported cases of sexual assault including rape. According to media reports, those most at risk are students and younger female visitors as well as expatriate residents. The warning followed the New Year’s Eve rape in Murcia of three...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expat couple trapped in Wuhan arrange their own funerals

As China’s coronavirus speeds up its spread, British expats are making funeral plans just in case. British expats still trapped in Wuhan are taking the threat of the raging virus seriously enough to plan their own funerals. One Canadian teacher at the city’s Weiming International High School fears the local government is making light of the crisis rather than giving out accurate information enabling those still resident to make the right decisions. Wayne Duplessis, his wife Emily, their 15-year old son Wyatt and their son...
27 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Wuhan unhappy about inappropriate coverage of the virus outbreak

Expats in the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan are angry over the style of reporting by foreign media. Whilst they’re as worried as their Chinese counterparts about the danger of contracting the deadly virus, they’re also impressed and reassured about efforts made by the city fathers to minimise the danger and deal with the situation. Many articles in the international media are blaming the authorities for not acting faster or more effectively, whilst expats on the ground are defending the way local government is dealing with...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Hague Community Fair is a must for newly arrived expats

Expats in the Hague and especially those newly-arrived, are set to enjoy the city’s Feel at Home Community Fair set to take place Sunday February 2. The event is a celebration of the cosmopolitan community of expats and Dutch nationals, and will give a warm welcome to all newcomers as well as being a place where international expatriates can meet their friends and have a good time. This year’s event is the 13th since the inception of the fair, and is intended to showcase all the city’s positivities as regards living and working...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Thai international school donates to Filipino evacuees after volcanic eruption

Expat and local pupils as well as their teachers at a Bangkok-based international school are getting together to encourage donations to help the Filipino communities evacuated due to the Taal volcanic eruption. Thailand has its own versions of natural calamities, but has luckily been spared the fatal attention of the dozens of volcanoes located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Even so, hearing of the evacuations of so many Filipinos due to the Taal volcano’s eruption, both Filipino teachers and their multinational pupils got together...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain warned over dangerously contaminated tap water

British expats in Spain are now being warned of the dangers of drinking tap water. According to a recent study, Spain’s municipal tap water is amongst Europe’s most dangerous to drink. The study, aimed at identifying chemicals in tap water, was carried out by scientists at Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, and included samples from all the 27 European Union member states with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria. The group of chemicals found in the Spanish sample are believed to cause bladder cancer. Spain’s tap...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Amsterdam urged to watch out for rental scams

Dutch public prosecutors are recommending an Amsterdam court should jail a conman accusing of scamming foreign students and expats. Amsterdam’s prosecution department are now aware of a further 41 complaints against a fraudster who was first arrested two years ago for the same scam. Posing as a real estate rental agent, Mohammed Malik offered rentals via Facebook using many false names, taking expats on viewings and demanding a deposit, commission and one month’s rent. Victims were later informed the rental couldn’t be done just...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Rome rejuvenating its former glories

One of the world’s most famous, most historic and reputedly most romantic cities is now under fire for being one of the worst destinations for expats. According to a recent survey, it’s chaotic, expensive, dirty, prejudiced against expats, its political factions are pushing an anti-expat stance and salaries are too low to cover costs. According to local English language media, it’s not just one study which is slamming Rome as an expat destination, as other surveys are producing the same result as well as failing to recommend the...
31 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Oman woos expat investors with incentives and guarantees

New Omani investor laws are aimed at expats as well as foreign nationals living outside the country. Guarantees, privileges and incentives are on offer to foreign investors and expats living and working in Oman, with the new rules due to start on Thursday. Aimed at encouraging economically feasible investment projects funded by foreign nationals, whether resident or not, the new foreign capital investment law represents the emirate’s attempts to stimulate the flow of funds from overseas in an increasingly competitive world...