Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

16 Jan at 6 PM 2019

UAE public and private schools to pair in Year of Tolerance

In celebration of the UAE’s ‘Year of Tolerance’, upscale private schools and their public education counterparts are to pair up, with a pilot scheme already on the go. GEMS, the emirates’ largest private school provider, is gearing up for the innovative programme by already pairing two of its 50 elite schools with their emirati twin public schools. According to Deema al Alami, the education provider’s vice-president, Dubai’s Wellington International School and Fujairah’s Winchester School are already participating in a...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Young Brit expats in Europe crave more Brexit certainty

It’s as yet unknown exactly how many young British expatriates are living and working in EU member states. Although exact statistics are not yet available, research suggests there are significant numbers, none of whom have been given any answers as regards their long term status in their present country of residence. With Brexit looming on the non-too-distant horizon, none are as yet able to make an informed decision as to whether to stay or go. Research carried out at Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London, suggests...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Survey shows most UAE expats don’t trust IFAs

A recent survey revealed more than half of expat respondents use financial advisors, but over two-thirds don’t trust them. The survey, carried out by the CFA Institute, was based on the trustworthiness of expat financial advisers working in the UAE’s retail sector, and brought no surprises to a retail audience now used to reports of yet another financial scandal. Some 3,000 expatriates living and working in the emirates took part in the study, with over half using IFAs in spite of their diminishing reputation as ‘honest...
31 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Expats in UK living more cheaply due to Brexit

According to a new study, expatriates living and working in the UK are getting more for their money due to Brexit. London is now one of Europe’s cheapest capital cities for expats receiving their pay in euros, due to the Brexit effect on the value of the pound sterling. It’s also a bargain destination for tourists. Formerly, London’s bad reputation for being one of the costliest world capitals for relocating expats caused international corporations to calculate carefully before deciding on reassignments from outside the UK,...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Settling in as an expat in Russia can be problematic

Although Russia might well be last on the vast majority of would-be expats’ list of preferred destinations, its history is as fascinating as its winter weather is appalling. Surveys take in everywhere these days, including Russia, with just under half of the replies to the latest InterNations expat study saying the welcome received by expats is as chilling as the winter snows. In addition, half of those surveyed said it was hard to settle in the country. A major problem is the complexity of the language, placed firmly at the last...
25 Dec at 6 PM 2018

All expat medical professionals in Kuwait to be vetted by EPIC

The Kuwaiti government has authorised a non-profit organisation to verify expat doctors’ qualifications. Kuwait’s Ministry of Health along with the emirate’s Kuwaiti Medical Association have hired global non-profit organisation EPIC to check and confirm all expatriate doctors’ certificates and qualifications. The Ministry itself will not be paying for the checks, with the medical specialists under investigation expected to foot a bill of $205. The amount being charged by EPIC is made up of a $125 fee for opening an account...
24 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Good news at Christmas for UK expats in Iceland

British expatriates living in Iceland can enjoy Christmas and have a happy New Year as their post-Brexit residency is guaranteed. According to UK Ambassador to Iceland Michael Nevin, the post-Brexit residential status of UK citizens in Iceland and their counterparts living in the UK is now secure. Covered by the agreement are some 17,000 UK citizens living in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein and the 15,000 nationals from the three countries now resident in the UK. The agreement will come into force at the end of December 2020 and...
19 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Expats in UAE keen to learn Arabic

Expats living and working in the UAE are showing a deal of interest in learning the local lingo. Some 80 per cent of the UAE’s entire population comprises expatriates, the majority of whom are non-Arabic speakers, with the English language the predominant business language in the emirates. However, an increasing number of expat professionals are now signing up to learn Arabic, with Dubai’s dozen or more language institutes gearing up to meet the extra demand for their services. The language institutes cover Mandarin Chinese as...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Where to go to make your expat New Year resolutions succeed

As the old year staggers to a close, where are the best destinations for fulfilling your New Year resolutions? New Year resolutions almost always mirror deficiencies in the previous year’s performance, whether in health, love, money, business, social life and relationships or the lack of them. From expat professionals through retirees to digital nomads, entrepreneurs, students and even trailing spouses, everyone who’s living overseas or planning to emigrate pledges to improve at least one aspect of their lives in the New Year....
7 Dec at 6 PM 2018

FCA to take action over unsuitable pension transfer advice

According to the UK’s financial watchdog, less than 50 per cent of pensions transfer advice given to Britons is suitable for individuals’ circumstances. The findings of a Financial Conduct Authority study of advice given on pension transfers were released yesterday, giving cause for concern amongst Britons looking to spend their retirement years as expats living outside the UK. Just 48.1 per cent of advice given was considered by the FCA to be suitable for those considering a pension transfer. The watchdog examined 18 firms and...