Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

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...
26 Dec at 6 PM 2019

British expat wins against dodgy developer after a 15-year battle

One expat’s persistence has finally paid off as a Spanish court awards him over €150,000 paid as a deposit against the cost of his unfinished home. In 2004, the unnamed British would-be expat had paid €150,000 to a developer as a deposit on his dream home in Benhavis. One year later the property still wasn’t finished, and the disgruntled Brit was forced to file a claim against the builder. Several years later, after struggling with the Spanish legal system, he won the case against his developer who, by then, had declared...
25 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Prague traditional Christmas celebrations loved by expats

Being away from family and friends in the home country can be tough at any time of year, but at Christmas it can lead to severe homesickness. Many expats prioritise going home for Christmas for at least a few years after their relocation, but those working in professions such as medicine and tech may not get the chance. Especially in predominately Christian Europe, most expat hubs pull out all the stops during the festive season, giving the expat community a vast choice of both religious and secular events and treats. Over many...
24 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Vietnam is now favourite for expats giving up on Thailand

Vietnam is now an all time favourite for expats, whether they’re looking to retire, start a small business or teach English. Unhappiness and insecurity about swinging changes to Thailand’s visa requirements as well as a general feeling of being no longer welcome has sent Thailand plummeting in expat survey rankings against Vietnam’s increasing popularity. In one study taken earlier this year, formerly popular Thailand’s quality of life, affordability, digital life, well-being and safety and security all lost ground to Vietnam,...
24 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Survey reveals expat confidence due to Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai expats are now optimistic about 2020 personal finances and jobs. A new survey released last Monday reveals 80 per cent of expatriate professionals in Dubai now feel optimistic about their job prospects and personal finances, with 32 per cent considering the emirate’s jobs situation will improve considerably over the coming year. Over half of Emirati responders to the survey registered the same feelings, and 43 per cent of expatriates see their overall prospects as good. According to the new study, undertaken by Dubai’s...
17 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brexpats in Spain leader tells it like it is

Anne Hernandez, head of the campaign group Brexpats in Spain, told the media she was hugely disappointed with last week’s general election result. Comparing the Tory victory with Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 result, she said the vote must have represented what the majority of Britons thought they wanted, but added she finds this fact very hard to believe. Hernandez is now telling it like it is in that UK expats living in Spain who were disallowed from voting must now accept their futures have been decided by UK residents in the home...
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...