Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

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...
29 Oct at 6 PM 2018

New UAE visa reforms help ensure expat kids education

New visa reforms and promotion of youth employment are aimed at popularising the UAE as an education destination. The UAE’s efforts to position itself as an international hub for education should please long-term expatriate professionals hoping to keep their kids with them throughout their education. The new measures are intended to promote the emirates as an education destination for international students as well as providing high quality learning for local youth. Since last month, grade 12 students dependent on their parents as...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Chinese international expo to feature expat lifestyle documentary

The daily life of expats living and working in Guangdong is to be featured in a video. The Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, as its name suggests, is intended to promote worldwide commercial cooperation as well as cultural exchange. Given China’s new-found popularity with expat entrepreneurs, professionals and English teachers, it’s no surprise the expo will feature a micro-documentary showing the daily lives of expats in the mega-city. Entitled ‘Guangdong’s Expats: A Day in the Life’, it’s...
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...