Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

22 May at 6 PM 2020

Chinese students trapped in USA being scammed by US airlines

Chinese expat students are now trapped in the USA via a cash grab by US airlines. Chinese students studying at American universities are unable to return home due to a cash-grab by US airlines looking to their financial bottom lines. The young expats are now trapped in a seemingly never-ending loop of bookings, cancellations and fights to get refunds issued. One informer working as a United Airlines flight attendant told the media he’d seen flights marked as available which couldn’t be found on flight schedules nor had any crew...
22 May at 6 PM 2020

Trapped South African expat teachers in Cambodia have nowhere to turn

One of the major difficulties caused by a lack of international coordination after the pandemic hit is that huge numbers are trapped outside their home countries. Since the pandemic became established in the vast majority of world countries, a huge number of travellers are now trapped overseas with no way of returning home. As country after country slammed on lockdowns and border closures in order to protect their citizens, many of those needing the same protection were stuck in lands where few or no precautions were being taken....
15 May at 6 PM 2020

Expats on Gibraltar to get new antibody tests

Expats on Gibraltar may be first in the UK to get covid-19 antibody tests. The Rock is due to receive a total of 35,000 antibody test kits over the next few weeks. According to research in several countries including South Korea, the results will confirm by identifying antibodies whether those who’ve been infected are immune to further infections. The results will be included in a countrywide study which is to also include cross-border workers living in Spain. Known as the Abbot antibody test, this version is considered far more...
13 May at 6 PM 2020

Expat repatriation flights to UAE now available

For expats working overseas, one of the worst aspects of the pandemic is being unable to return to your present country of residence due to lockdowns. It’ll never be known exactly how many expat professionals on business trips became the modern equivalent of stateless persons, simply due to the fact they were in the wrong place when lockdowns were declared. For those stranded overseas, adhering to requirements such as two-week quarantines, compulsory health insurance covering covid19 treatment when no such insurance is available and...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Oak National Academy now available online for expat kids

Expat parents worried about their children’s schooling can take advantage of Southern Spain’s free online lessons. One of the present day major concerns for all parents is the lack of organised education now that schools are closed for an indefinite period. For those in Spain, a lifeline has now been thrown via the UK-supported online Oak National Academy. The online service is free and will stay open at least until schools return to normal. The programme is being sponsored by the British Department for Education and offers...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Kuwait begins repatriation as the UAE adopts tough measures

Kuwait is planning to begin the repatriation of some 50,000 stranded expats this coming Sunday, with airlines being given permission to operate outward bound flights to defined destinations. The repatriation effort comes as the emirate continues its amnesty ruling for expatriates without residency permits, with officials ensuring those affected won’t be fined for overstaying and will be allowed to return later provided they have the correct documentation. At the same time, Kuwait’s overall total of infections with the coronavirus...
7 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Oz PM urges travellers and expats to leave as soon as possible

Oz government urges all on visitor or student visas to go home. As in the rest of the world, expats, students, tourists and other visitors at present in Australia are no longer welcome due to the increase of coronavirus infections. The Australian Prime Minister is now urging all to leave as fast as is practicable, but seems to be forgetting two important facts. Firstly, ‘going home’ is almost impossible nowadays as land, air and sea borders all over the world are now closed to incomers and, secondly, the majority of international...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Cancellation of cruise leaves Cyprus-resident expat seniors in UK limbo

A group of British expat retirees living in Cyprus are trapped in their former home country after their cruise ship was sent back to its British port. Passengers from the ship told Cypriot media reporters the dream Caribbean cruise had started from the UK but was caught up in the chaos due to the pandemic and was instructed to immediately head back to its British home port. Once the Cyprus-based passengers had arrived, they were told they would be repatriated the following day, but they later learned there were no flights available....
27 Mar at 6 PM 2020

UK offers easy visa extensions to Aussie expats and travellers

At the same time as thousands of British expats and tourists are trapped in lockdowns overseas, the UK government is offering visa extensions to stranded Aussies. The numbers of Australian visitors and expatriates stranded in the UK due to the pandemic are to be offered easy visa extensions by the British government. Flight cancellations, border closures and the UK’s recently announced lockdown have resulted in many thousands of Australian citizens being unable to return to their home country. Many are expats and the remainder are...
18 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expat students fear for their degrees as international unis shut down

As coronavirus lockdowns and closures spread across the world, international students at foreign universities are facing challenges which may mean the end of their degree education. Universities in the UK, the USA and Europe are now shutting their doors due to the pandemic, leaving expat students all over the first world afraid for their futures should they not be able to finish their courses and sit for their degrees. At best, online learning is expected to be set up all across international academia, but exams are uncertain as...