Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

21 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Technology for expat digital nomads in Vietnam

Vietnam is becoming ever more popular for digital nomads, but what happens when their devices break down? Nowadays, laptops, smartphones and their screens, keyboards, mice, cables, voltage adapters and the entire paraphernalia of internet access don’t last like they used to, and reliable internet speeds are rarely found outside first world countries. In the popular digital nomad hub of Vietnam, the above applies in spades, as most of the available kit is Chinese knock-off copies with predictably brief lives. Another issue driving...
21 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Addis Ababa forced to abandon their motorbikes

Motorcycling expats living, working and volunteering in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa will need to find alternative transport options from July 7. Motorcycles are a cheap, convenient more of transportation for locals and expats alike, but their use is about to be banned by order of the government. The reason given is that increasing number of criminals are using motorbikes to commit crimes such as robbery and assault. The only exceptions to the ban will be motorbikes used for postal deliveries and those in use by members of the...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Kiwi female expat in Hong Kong determined to keep protesting

A female expat from New Zealand is in the front line of the massive Hong Kong protests as she feels Kiwis are especially at risk from the proposed extradition law. Tarsh Smyth has been living and working as an English teacher in Hong Kong for the past year, and decided to join in the protest as she feels New Zealanders may be at more risk from the new law than expatriates from other world countries. The controversial law, at present being debated in Hong Kong’s parliament, would allow the government to extradite expats as well as...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Saigon attempt marathon run in support of neonatal care charity

Three determined expats living and working in Saigon are to attempt a charity relay run between Vietnam’s Saigon city and Lao Cai in just 36 hours. On April 22, Brits Grant Bowdery and Rob West along with Marieke Dekkers from the Netherlands will attempt a non-stop relay run along the Red River’s banks between their base in Saigon and 300km distant Lao Cai. The 300km run is estimated to take 36 hours, requiring an average of around seven minutes per kilometre, with the runners changing places every one to two hours. The aim of...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait warned over Kuwaitization in oil and gas sector

As Kuwaitization rolls on, top executives in the emirate’s oil and gas sector are warning about its effect on essential revenue supplies. Concerns are concentrating on ‘compulsory employment’ plans, stating pressure-driven sackings of expat top talent and its replacement by local graduates without experience will have a negative effect on revenues, projects and budgets. One problem being mentioned is the accreditation of fake university degrees in order to obtain jobs. Sources are stressing accreditation bodies’ endorsement of...
12 Mar at 6 PM 2019

New book by expats in Vietnam tells it like it is

For those considering Vietnam for their next home from home, there’s a newly-published book which tells the personal triumphs and tragedies of 21 expat residents. ‘ 'Stories of Expats in Vietnam’ gathers together the feelings, experiences and troubles of 21 expats, all of whom tell of everything from their initial difficulties to their growing love and attachment to the Southeast Asian country. All have diverse occupations and arrived from diverse countries including Russia, France, Japan and Mexico. They came to work, teach,...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expat celebrities join in Andalusian power line project protests

Media attention generated by the Say No To The Towers group has resulted in expat celebrities joining in the protests. Following last week’s report of a a plan to erect 2011 massive electricity pylons across one of Spain’s most spectacular beauty spots, the local protest group has been joined by the British author whose book Driving over Lemons helped make the valleys famous. The former Genesis drummer and writer Chris Stewart, is up in arms about the project and has added his name to the fast-growing list of objectors. Another...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2019

What’s the average expat professional salary in the Gulf States?

Almost every ambitious expat professional would love to land a job in the Gulf States, but what’s the average pay? The Gulf States attract top drawer expat professionals for their luxury lifestyle, superb weather, career opportunities and, of course, high salaries for those with the right qualifications and experience. Getting head-hunted for a position with a multinational company based in Dubai, Kuwait or one of the other emirates is every ambitious expat’s dream, but what about the salaries themselves? Results of an annual...
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...