Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

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...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Spain stumbles into lockdown as expats and tourists flee

Expats, tourists, students and citizens alike are all now under Spain’s emergency lockdown. As the Spanish sun rises this morning and the pandemic takes a tighter hold across the entire country, the government’s emergency decree movement restrictions imprison the vast majority of residents with just a few exceptions. The vast majority of the population is now forced to stay indoors and forbidden to use public roads unless they’re shopping for food, medicines and a few other basic necessities. Going to health appointments,...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Beijing volunteering to help combat the virus

Bilingual international expats living and working in Beijing are joining in the huge city’s war against the coronavirus pandemic. Beijing’s expat population is set at almost 150,000 and contains some 37,000 international organisations. Rather than returning to their home countries when the outbreak began, many have decided to stay in the city and defend their ‘second home’ and its residents against the deadly infection. The massive city's Chaoyang District’s nickname is the ‘embassy area’, and is home to some 60,000...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2020

New UK university study reveals Brit expat Brexit fears

A new study of British expats in Spain undertaken by London University’s Goldsmiths College has revealed continuing alarm and confusion over the effects of Brexit. According to the survey, many more British expats are becoming fully registered, but the process itself is causing concern and alarm about the country’s one-size-fits-all regulations and their effects on complex living and family situations. Spain’s British expat community is estimated to be between one million and 300,000 either full or part-time residents, and...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Negative expat investment returns on prime properties now in reverse

Five-year negative investment returns on prime residential rentals in major world cities are now in reverse as the sector improves. Since 2014, declining rental yields on prime residential properties in major world cities have been disappointing expat investors, but the trend may now be in reverse as average yields have improved by 0.2 per cent and are now outpacing increasing property values. A survey by a leading international real estate firm identified Los Angeles as top of the tree as regards yields, with rental growth now at...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Europe angry over the Johnson letter to Harry Shindler

The Johnson letter to Harry Schindler is causing expat anger. Over a million British expats living all across Europe and thousands more across the world could well be forgiven for expressing their fury at Boris Johnson’s too little, too late letter to Harry Schindler, the founder of the unsuccessful until now campaign to allow long-stay British expats the right to vote to preserve their chosen lifestyles. Those affected had been resident outside the UK for over 15 years and were callously refused the vote in order to improve the...
24 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Bilingual service in Shanghai helps expat arrivals understand virus regulations

Expats in Shanghai are keen to volunteer for a bilingual service aimed at newly arrived foreigners. As across most of China’s massive cities, Shanghai locals and expats alike are now returning after the extended Spring Festival holiday. In an attempt to curb even more coronavirus infections, new procedures have been put in place at the city’s railway terminals. A team of bilingual volunteers is now meeting with non-Chinese travellers and explaining how to navigate the health declaration and other new requirements. The...
23 Feb at 9 AM 2020

Laid back expats in Vietnam enjoy extra time off due to the virus

The coronavirus epidemic isn’t all bad news for expats living in Vietnam. Whilst the newly-discovered virus continues to spread its tentacles across many world cities, expats living in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City are effectively enjoying an extra holiday from their offices and schools. Despite the epidemic’s doom and gloom scenario being played out in China and the harm done to Southeast Asian countries relying on Chinese tourism to keep the economy afloat, expats in the formerly-named Saigon are still feeling safe and...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Expat teachers in Vietnam give online lessons following school closures

Expats living and working in Vietnam have serious concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, especially as the country is close to Hubei province and Wuhan. Many tourists from China now visit Vietnam’s capital and flights transit via the northern neighbour. It has to be said that Vietnam has benefited economically from its closeness to China, but its many Western expatriates in the country began panicking when the virus was identified. Festivals have been cancelled and tourism sites shut down, but many believe the fear is being...