Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

28 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expat couple trapped in Wuhan arrange their own funerals

As China’s coronavirus speeds up its spread, British expats are making funeral plans just in case. British expats still trapped in Wuhan are taking the threat of the raging virus seriously enough to plan their own funerals. One Canadian teacher at the city’s Weiming International High School fears the local government is making light of the crisis rather than giving out accurate information enabling those still resident to make the right decisions. Wayne Duplessis, his wife Emily, their 15-year old son Wyatt and their son...
27 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Wuhan unhappy about inappropriate coverage of the virus outbreak

Expats in the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan are angry over the style of reporting by foreign media. Whilst they’re as worried as their Chinese counterparts about the danger of contracting the deadly virus, they’re also impressed and reassured about efforts made by the city fathers to minimise the danger and deal with the situation. Many articles in the international media are blaming the authorities for not acting faster or more effectively, whilst expats on the ground are defending the way local government is dealing with...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Hague Community Fair is a must for newly arrived expats

Expats in the Hague and especially those newly-arrived, are set to enjoy the city’s Feel at Home Community Fair set to take place Sunday February 2. The event is a celebration of the cosmopolitan community of expats and Dutch nationals, and will give a warm welcome to all newcomers as well as being a place where international expatriates can meet their friends and have a good time. This year’s event is the 13th since the inception of the fair, and is intended to showcase all the city’s positivities as regards living and working...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Thai international school donates to Filipino evacuees after volcanic eruption

Expat and local pupils as well as their teachers at a Bangkok-based international school are getting together to encourage donations to help the Filipino communities evacuated due to the Taal volcanic eruption. Thailand has its own versions of natural calamities, but has luckily been spared the fatal attention of the dozens of volcanoes located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Even so, hearing of the evacuations of so many Filipinos due to the Taal volcano’s eruption, both Filipino teachers and their multinational pupils got together...
16 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Spain warned over dangerously contaminated tap water

British expats in Spain are now being warned of the dangers of drinking tap water. According to a recent study, Spain’s municipal tap water is amongst Europe’s most dangerous to drink. The study, aimed at identifying chemicals in tap water, was carried out by scientists at Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, and included samples from all the 27 European Union member states with the exception of Romania and Bulgaria. The group of chemicals found in the Spanish sample are believed to cause bladder cancer. Spain’s tap...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Amsterdam urged to watch out for rental scams

Dutch public prosecutors are recommending an Amsterdam court should jail a conman accusing of scamming foreign students and expats. Amsterdam’s prosecution department are now aware of a further 41 complaints against a fraudster who was first arrested two years ago for the same scam. Posing as a real estate rental agent, Mohammed Malik offered rentals via Facebook using many false names, taking expats on viewings and demanding a deposit, commission and one month’s rent. Victims were later informed the rental couldn’t be done just...
7 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Rome rejuvenating its former glories

One of the world’s most famous, most historic and reputedly most romantic cities is now under fire for being one of the worst destinations for expats. According to a recent survey, it’s chaotic, expensive, dirty, prejudiced against expats, its political factions are pushing an anti-expat stance and salaries are too low to cover costs. According to local English language media, it’s not just one study which is slamming Rome as an expat destination, as other surveys are producing the same result as well as failing to recommend the...
31 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Oman woos expat investors with incentives and guarantees

New Omani investor laws are aimed at expats as well as foreign nationals living outside the country. Guarantees, privileges and incentives are on offer to foreign investors and expats living and working in Oman, with the new rules due to start on Thursday. Aimed at encouraging economically feasible investment projects funded by foreign nationals, whether resident or not, the new foreign capital investment law represents the emirate’s attempts to stimulate the flow of funds from overseas in an increasingly competitive world...
26 Dec at 6 PM 2019

British expat wins against dodgy developer after a 15-year battle

One expat’s persistence has finally paid off as a Spanish court awards him over €150,000 paid as a deposit against the cost of his unfinished home. In 2004, the unnamed British would-be expat had paid €150,000 to a developer as a deposit on his dream home in Benhavis. One year later the property still wasn’t finished, and the disgruntled Brit was forced to file a claim against the builder. Several years later, after struggling with the Spanish legal system, he won the case against his developer who, by then, had declared...
25 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Prague traditional Christmas celebrations loved by expats

Being away from family and friends in the home country can be tough at any time of year, but at Christmas it can lead to severe homesickness. Many expats prioritise going home for Christmas for at least a few years after their relocation, but those working in professions such as medicine and tech may not get the chance. Especially in predominately Christian Europe, most expat hubs pull out all the stops during the festive season, giving the expat community a vast choice of both religious and secular events and treats. Over many...