Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

25 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expat Scottish minister opens church as a refuge for HK protestors

As violence in Hong Kong intensifies, a Scottish expat minister has opened her church as a refuge for protestors. Scottish minister of religion Maggie Mathieson told local reporters her Kowloon Union Church is now a refuge for demonstrators needing a place of safety as the eight-month long protests grow ever more violent. Mathieson’s dismay as she watched Hong Kong residents’ lives shatter in a way not seen for the past 20 years gave her the impetus to provide a safe haven for protestors risking police action during what began as...
30 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait co-op pharmacies to close and expats forced to authenticate qualifications

Kuwait’s new pharmacies law hasn’t been well-received by the sector, with all co-op outlets now closed in protest. According to chair of Kuwait’s Union for Consumer Cooperative Societies Meshaal al Sayyar, all the union’s pharmacies have now closed down in protest against the effects on their businesses of the new legislation. The law, he said, is marginalising the important role played in the sector by the co-ops. The new law forbids expatriate–owned pharmacies from operating near co-op societies unless they are owned...
25 Oct at 6 PM 2019

British expat teacher running 2,200 kms for Vietnamese kids’ charities

One favourite sightseeing route for expats and backpackers in Vietnam is the 2,200 km journey between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, taking in all the many beauties of nature Vietnam has to offer. Motorbikes are the favoured means of transport but, for those who don’t want to risk it, there are trains, cars and planes standing ready to transport enthusiastic sightseers. This year, one British expat is doing the trip the hard way in order to attract donations for a number of Vietnamese childrens’ charities – she’s running the...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat volunteers can see the world whilst protecting its species and peoples

For the majority of would-be expats heading overseas to start a new life, it’s all about the money and prestige a successful relocation can bring. However, not every purchaser if an airline ticket to a foreign land has this motivation, as increasing numbers of talented volunteers are taking time off to use their skills to benefit humanity and the planet itself. Materialistic rewards don’t come into the decision, and volunteers often save for several years to realise their dreams of being useful and supportive to the causes...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Dissecting Thailand’s expat community as a whole

Being an expat in Thailand is somewhat of a challenge these days, but it’s not stopping a good number of foreign residents from sticking to their guns and staying put in the hope common sense will prevail. Expat communities in the major cities tend to be defined by character, with the separate groups sticking together in areas, thus making themselves easily identifiable. This trend smacks of type-casting, making preferences and lifestyle clear to new arrivals. Perhaps the most obvious sector as regards motivations for choosing...
24 Sep at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait to terminate contracts of 750 experienced expat professionals in education and health

The Kuwait health and education ministries are preparing to sack hundreds of expat professionals and replace them with locals. The emirate’s Civil Service Commission is urging both the health and education ministries to finish drawing up lists of expat employees who will have their contracts terminated by the end of this year. Without the list, the SCS will be unable to complete the procedures necessary before hiring Kuwaitis by the beginning of 2020. The Ministry of Education is to cut some 450 jobs and the health ministry will...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2019

How will the 2020 Dutch budget affect the expat community?

In these troubled times, the word ‘budget’ can send expats’ hearts sinking, in case their purchasing power is limited by increased costs or even swingeing taxation! As every expat is - or at least should be – aware, the economic state of a country can have a direct influence on salaries, especially if they’re paid in the home country’s currency. Luckily for expatriate professionals in the Netherlands, their chosen country’s economy is in a reasonably stable state, with its national debt due to decrease to less than 50...
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...