Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

7 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain desperate for answers but no-one’s listening

The message to UK expats in Europe from the UK government couldn’t be any clearer by now - no-one’s listening. It seems one has to be Irish to gain any ground nowadays with Theresa May and her cohorts, including the leader of the only alternative political support abandoned Britons in Europe might have – the Labour Party. As EU negotiators keep repeating over and over again they will not give any more ground and May prepares for yet another useless taxpayer-funded jaunt to Europe, international and national media outlets...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Young Brit expats in Europe crave more Brexit certainty

It’s as yet unknown exactly how many young British expatriates are living and working in EU member states. Although exact statistics are not yet available, research suggests there are significant numbers, none of whom have been given any answers as regards their long term status in their present country of residence. With Brexit looming on the non-too-distant horizon, none are as yet able to make an informed decision as to whether to stay or go. Research carried out at Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London, suggests...
8 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Eindhoven primary school innovative new nursery class for expat toddlers

Moving overseas as an expat family is a tough call, wherever the destination. Relocating as a single expat can be tricky unless it’s everything's covered by the reassignment package, but bringing the family along as well is far more complicated. Finding family-style accommodation in a safe area, arranging for childcare when necessary and finding a suitable school for the kids can cause chaos, and language difficulties often make the task worse still. International schools aren’t affordable by every emigrating family, and local...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Settling in as an expat in Russia can be problematic

Although Russia might well be last on the vast majority of would-be expats’ list of preferred destinations, its history is as fascinating as its winter weather is appalling. Surveys take in everywhere these days, including Russia, with just under half of the replies to the latest InterNations expat study saying the welcome received by expats is as chilling as the winter snows. In addition, half of those surveyed said it was hard to settle in the country. A major problem is the complexity of the language, placed firmly at the last...
25 Dec at 6 PM 2018

All expat medical professionals in Kuwait to be vetted by EPIC

The Kuwaiti government has authorised a non-profit organisation to verify expat doctors’ qualifications. Kuwait’s Ministry of Health along with the emirate’s Kuwaiti Medical Association have hired global non-profit organisation EPIC to check and confirm all expatriate doctors’ certificates and qualifications. The Ministry itself will not be paying for the checks, with the medical specialists under investigation expected to foot a bill of $205. The amount being charged by EPIC is made up of a $125 fee for opening an account...
19 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Expats in UAE keen to learn Arabic

Expats living and working in the UAE are showing a deal of interest in learning the local lingo. Some 80 per cent of the UAE’s entire population comprises expatriates, the majority of whom are non-Arabic speakers, with the English language the predominant business language in the emirates. However, an increasing number of expat professionals are now signing up to learn Arabic, with Dubai’s dozen or more language institutes gearing up to meet the extra demand for their services. The language institutes cover Mandarin Chinese as...
18 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Omani government promises better online news access for expats and the dis

Oman’s government has announced it’s working on ways to improve online news access for readers with disabilities and non-Arab speaking expatriates. According to the Omani minister for information, providing efficient internet access for those with special needs should be a priority for businesses, the government, public authorities and the ministry itself. The minister was speaking at a specially-organised conference at which officials discussed means by which those with special needs could have better access to online news sites,...
5 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Finding accommodation in Kuwait is a nightmare for single expats

Relocating as an expat worker to a land with a totally different culture is never easy, but Kuwait’s rulings for singles accommodation can make the experience a nightmare. Finding rentals in Kuwait isn’t easy for married couples and those arriving with their families, but for single expats it can be almost impossible to find a suitable home from home. Basically, there are laws which prevent single men from living in apartment blocks intended for families, but recently single female expats are also being refused rental...
27 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Expatriate women training new Saudi women drivers

Due to the lack of available driving schools in the Saudi city of Madinah, female expat drivers are taking over the task of training their Saudi counterparts. A good number of Saudi women in Madinah and other Saudi cities where there are no official driving schools are now turning to expat females to teach them how to drive. When it became apparent no help would be offered by the local authorities, foreign women drivers stepped up and are giving driving lessons for approximately SR30 an hour or around SR1,500 for a month’s lessons....
20 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Expats banned from owning Oman property and land

In a royal decree issued by Oman’s Sultan, expat ownership of real estate and land in several areas has been banned. Regions where the ban will apply include Dhofar, in which Salalah, Buraimi, Al Wusta and Musandam are exceptions. Also banned are properties and land in Shinas, Liwa, Jabal Shams, Masirah and Jabal al Akhdar. Expats in Oman are also prohibited from owning land located on islands, near palaces or military compounds, and are banned from owning historic houses and archaeological sites. The ban will also apply to Omanis...