Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

31 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Reasons to include volunteering in your expat experience

Out of the estimated 50 million expats living outside their home countries, how many are sharing their talents and abilities by volunteering? Expats come in all shapes, sizes and levels of expertise across all sectors, with many sharing their expertise as volunteers and learning about local culture and traditional wisdom at the same time. As the world continues dividing into the haves and the have-nots, those who wish to help are joining with locals in an effort to share their knowledge and experience in a way which benefits people...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Bali enjoy the challenge of finding a job

For many adventurous holidaymakers, a first visit to Bali leads fairly swiftly to a life-changing decision – becoming an expat in that exotic destination. Packing a bag, booking a flight, upping the credit card limit and arriving as an expat searching for a job can all be the result of a holiday in this beautiful location. However, whilst it’s true that Bali is a dream destination, it’s also a tough place to actually land a job as an expat. Whether you’re prepared to do anything just to get settled or even if you’re an...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Chinese provincial town arrested in drugs bust

Expats in China’s Xuzhou are missing their high life as China’s crackdown on crime and corruption spreads to the provinces. The small, eastern Chinese town of Xuzhou is set in lush countryside, ringed by mountains and dotted with lakes, and has become a hub for Western expats living the ‘60s lifestyle all over again. Drink, drugs and rock ‘n roll are the order of the day, or were until the crackdown. Only a few foreigners had arrived for jobs or study, and the town is only accessible via road or rail, with the new arrivals...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Is Vietnam the answer for fans of Southeast Asia?

As the rush to discover a new, expat-friendly paradise on earth ratchets up, Vietnam’s position in the latest survey has soared to 10th place. During the past decade, Vietnam’s popularity as an expat destination has been steadily growing, especially with those already living outside their countries of origin. On offer is stunning scenery, friendly locals, a lively culture and a delicious, healthy cuisine. Affordability is good, and a positive work/life balance creates the perfect ambience for expats sick of ever-changing visa...
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,...