Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

7 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expat parents overseas saving money on UK private education due to sterling fall

Whilst British expat retirees on state pensions are struggling to deal with the drop in purchasing power caused by the plunging pound, expat parents with generous salaries in dollars or yen can buy cut-price British private education. British private boarding schools are regarded as the world class gold standard for education, as are the top British universities, with parents all over the world competing for places. Given that sterling is now at a 34-year low, expat and overseas parents are now able to afford to send their kids to the...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Oz property prices bad news for incoming expat professionals

Would-be expats are in favour of both Melbourne and Sydney, but soaring house prices are causing financial issues. Now that just about anywhere on the planet can turn into a favourite expat destination almost overnight, would-be career boosters and upscale digital nomads are making their choices on the basis of property prices. Australian expats overseas are claiming they’re there due to the expense of staying in the home country, and would-be expats from overseas are now bypassing any city experiencing house price bubbles. In...
3 Dec at 6 PM 2019

New studies show Switzerland as world’s safest expat destination

As the political world becomes more and more unstable, expats considering relocation are concentrating on countries regarded as safe, secure and likely to stay that way. It’s not just political instability which threatens expat prospects and even their lives, as worldwide crime rates are on the upswing, terrorism is affecting countries worldwide and infectious diseases are running rampant in many areas of the planet. The risks of travel, both in the home country and overseas, are higher now than ever before, and are affecting expat...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats and South Korean locals join in multinational charity event

Last Friday, the expat community in the South Korean city of Incheon held a charity market aimed at benefiting the local Haesung orphanage. The aim of the event was to bring together both locals and expatriates living and working in the city via the sharing of talents and raising of donations to help promote inclusivity in society as a whole. The expat organisation’s Korean language name means ‘together’, with their Arts and Charity Market aiming to promote togetherness in all its forms. The event took place in the...
25 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expat Scottish minister opens church as a refuge for HK protestors

As violence in Hong Kong intensifies, a Scottish expat minister has opened her church as a refuge for protestors. Scottish minister of religion Maggie Mathieson told local reporters her Kowloon Union Church is now a refuge for demonstrators needing a place of safety as the eight-month long protests grow ever more violent. Mathieson’s dismay as she watched Hong Kong residents’ lives shatter in a way not seen for the past 20 years gave her the impetus to provide a safe haven for protestors risking police action during what began as...
22 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Younger expats and students locked out of Amsterdam flat-sharing scheme

Amsterdam’s flat-sharing initiative is now under local government pressure, with housing co-ops saying any action will cut available housing for younger workers and students. As well as an influx of younger expats and students, young local workers have been taking advantage of the housing association and landlord-operated flat-sharing initiative, as conventional rentals are now too expensive as well as being in short supply. New plans by the city council will require landlords to be licensed should more than two adult renters...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Are soaring UK property prices the last hope for early expat retirement?

UK house price increases are proving lifelines for Brits hoping to retire overseas. For the hundreds of thousands of Brits who haven’t saved enough cash to fund a retirement far from Brexit Britain, soaring UK house prices may well be a lifeline. A recent survey by a leading insurance company has revealed just nine per cent of Brits over the age of 50 have amassed enough savings to see them through their retirement years, even if they choose a less expensive country in which to settle. According to the survey, the average...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Saudi real estate sector blaming expat exodus for slowdown

Saudi Arabia’s expat exodus is keeping the lid on the kingdom’s real estate market. Although the Saudi government firmly believes domestic demand will pick up, the present exodus of expat workers is having the opposite effect. Over the past year, property prices have fallen by between five and six percent, with rental prices down by one percent. The demand for affordable units is still apparent and supply is slowly increasing, but the entire market is now bearing the brunt of falling prices. A recent study by S&P is...
18 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Starting a small business as a retired expat in Thailand

Nowadays, many small business owners in the West are taking early retirement and heading to warmer, less costly shores. Once the initial novelty of a new country begins to wear off, many new retirees consider starting a new business in order to utilise their knowledge and experience as well as topping up their pensions as a hedge against inflation. A small business enterprise can give new meaning to expat life, but only if the laws of the relevant country are fully understood. The World Economic Forum’s newly released report on...
14 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Cayman Islands the latest expat destination to see unaffordable housing

The Cayman Islands is the latest expat destination to fall foul of the unaffordable local housing trap as luxury developments become the norm. Developers in the Caymans are now concentrating on luxury condominium construction aimed at the seriously wealthy and leaving locals and the large number of supporting expat workers struggling to find somewhere to live. It’s not just buyers who are being forced out of the property market, as rentals are also soaring, making them especially unaffordable for younger working families. It...