Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

17 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait plans further reduction in expat numbers

Kuwaiti lawmakers are planning to reduce expat employment in the public sector to just 10 per cent of the emirate’s entire workforce. A report limiting the numbers of expats working in Kuwait’s public sector to 10 per cent as well as restricting expat employment to just the educational and medical sectors is being submitted to the National Assembly for approval. Observations regarding employment batches, the lack of a clear strategy for dealing with local unemployment and the effect on the changes as regards redundancy levels were...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2018

New German laws aim at helping UK expat workers avoid post-Brexit problems

Germany is making plans to simplify the lives of resident British expats during the post-Brexit transition period. As the British government struggles to get its own way over Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is working on a plan to make UK expats’ lives easier for at least a short while. Berlin is now drafting a new law which will allow British expats living and working in Germany the option of keeping their UK citizenship after applying for German citizenship for at least as long as the duration of the post-Brexit...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British expat living in Siberia forced to sleep rough in Russian airport

British pensioner Steve Beard was forced to sleep rough in a Russian airport after falling foul of Russian immigration on his way to London. Ten years ago, Steve met his Russian future wife online on a dating website, fell in love and abandoned his home country for a village in the wild wastes of Siberia. He married his schoolteacher turned business owner sweetheart and they now have an eight-year old son. His problems began when he decided to fly back to the UK to attempt to get his UK state pension sent to his Irkutsk region...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British expat pensioner is oldest PhD graduate ever

A retired, 95-yearold British expat living in Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol has just been awarded a PhD from Northampton University. His achievement makes Charles Betty the oldest PhD graduate ever from a British university, and his Doctorate of Philosophy was gained by a 48,000 word thesis taking five years to complete via a long-distance learning programme. Charles’s history is as unique as his achievement, as he left school at the age of 14, fought in France during WWII and, since his move to Spain in 1985, he’s spent...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Is Saudi Arabia unraveling as an expat professional destination?

What next for expat professional prospects versus Saudization? In the modern world, it’s sometimes difficult to determine between real and fake news, but numerous recent reports might suggest Saudi Arabia as well as the UAE are unravelling as an expat professional destination. Vision 2030, the brainchild of the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed, was initiated as an attempt to wean the country off its dependency on oil revenues as well as promoting full employment for Saudi citizens, but is now facing a self-made employment crisis...
28 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Dubai private school fees frozen at last years level

Expat parents with children at private schools in Dubai are relieved about fees being frozen. As Dubai’s private education sector gears up for the new 2018/2019 academic year in September, the news that fees will be frozen at their present amounts has come as a relief for expat parents. The initial announcement came in June and was welcomed by expatriate families already struggling to make ends meet in the pricey emirate. In the main, salaries haven’t increased and, especially for those with more than one child in private...
27 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait to target expat single males renting private housing

Kuwaitization is targeting expatriate workers in government employment sectors. According to a somewhat confusing report of private housing in Kuwait, the municipality is to target single, male expats renting accommodation in so-called ‘model housing areas. The plan is to identify and review the IDs of all registered single expat males in such areas and is to result in the non-renewal of ID unless a change of address is also registered. New leases given by landlords to single male expatriates will also be voided and prosecutions may...
22 Aug at 6 PM 2018

US expats overseas protest the Trump presidency

US expatriates all over the world as well as US citizens in the home country are joining together to protest the damage being caused to America by the Trump presidency. A recent weekend of protests in the USA and many favorite American expat locations made it clear not everyone is supporting the chaos in the White House caused by the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA and world leader. Amsterdam, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London and many other world cities saw gatherings of expatriates making their feelings felt in no...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Expat rights activist dedicated to helping Brits in France dies after brief illness

85-year old expat rights activist Brian Cave has died after a short illness, but will be remembered for his untiring efforts on behalf of the rights of British expats living in France. Mr Cave retired with his wife to France after his successful career as a teacher, and first became known for his determination and campaigning skills on issue such as the exportation of social security benefits for the disabled, the 15-year disenfranchisement scandal and the ending of winter fuel payments. He hosted the Pensioners Debout blog, was...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Retired British expat dies under train in Manchester

A British expat on his first visit home for ten years was killed when he stepped in front of an express train. Nicholas Carroll and his wife Rogayah had moved to Canada from the north of England in 1982, settling in the small town of Cochrane in Alberta. According to his wife, Nicholas suffered homesickness for a while, before adjusting to his new life and making regular trips back to the UK to see family and friends. For many years he worked as a teacher and was a member of the school board, with golf and watching rugby his favourite...