Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

17 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Global expatriate totals to hit at least 87 million by 2021

By 2021, the total number of expatriates scattered across the world is expected to reach over 85 million. Expatriation in the present day is a far cry from its 19th century origins, when various wealthy empires sent their representatives to keep the natives down whilst plundering the resources of their lands. Huge numbers of present day expats also have money on their minds, whether it’s to send home to their families or to work overseas for a salary they could only dream of back where they came from. However, becoming an expat...
16 Jul at 6 PM 2018

White paper loses some 800000 Brit expats in EU

The mystery loss of some 800,000 UK expats formerly listed as living in EU member states is confusing, to say the least. Until the publication of Theresa May’s white paper on Brexit, an estimate of around 1.2 million British expats was considered accurate by government spokespersons and the media alike, and is still used as a total by the BBC, various British in Europe campaign groups and many other media outlets. It’s been quoted as accurate by the independent think-tank Migration Watch and also by the UK in a Changing Europe...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2018

New European campaign group nominated for Schwatzkopf Europe Award

Campaign group New European’s GreenCard4Europe initiative has just been nominated for the prestigious Schwarzkopf Europe Award. The anti-Brexit group is dedicated to retaining freedom of movement across Europe for expats living in the UK and all across the continent. Organisers are calling for young Europeans under the age of 35 to vote in order to keep up pressure on lawmakers to consider its innovative GreenCard4Europe initiative. Winning the award would boost the campaign’s efforts to put its demands firmly on both sides of the...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Expats and Nanking locals compete for worlds tastiest job

A Nanjing food preparation company was mobbed by over 100 applicants after it advertised a £57k a year job as a crayfish taster. Rather than simply advertising the amazing position and interviewing applicants, local food producer Bingku Daxia decided to hold a recruitment fair in order to find the best person for the job. Crayfish are all-time favourites all across China, usually served in a spicy broth by streetside food stalls as a summer speciality best enjoyed with friends and a quantity of cold beer. A crowd of a hundred...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2018

UK expat communities in France defined by Brexit

Britons living in France are feeling the effects of Brexit in ways they didn’t exactly expect. The stereotypical British expat in France is retired, living in the countryside and has problems with the French language as well as the French way of life. According to many online articles, Little Britain is alive and kicking across a country famous for its historic revolution against its monarchy, thus cementing its reputation as revolutionary. Whilst Britons whose lifestyles may be devastated by a hard Brexit aren’t exactly calling...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2018

China green cards for 12 more top talent expat professionals

Another twelve expats living and working in Shanghai have been given permanent residency green cards. The twelve expatriates awarded permanent residence in China brings the total numbers of green cards given out to outstanding foreign professionals to 85. The scheme began in December 2016 and applies to high-level expat professionals who’ve been nominated by the city’s administrative commission. All 12 are working in the field of semiconductors and comprise seven US citizens along with Australian, Malaysian, German and Canadian...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Tourism College in Dubai offers scholarships to expats and locals

Dubai’s College of Tourism is preparing to award a number of full scholarships to expat as well as emirati students. The educational institute, part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, is joining with the Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group to award 20 full scholarships to selected applicants for their Certificate of Retailing course due to kick off in September. The grants are the first in a series to be awarded under the auspices of the DCT Student Fund and are to be aimed at expat students as well as their...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2018

EU warns hard Brexit will invalidate all UK qualifications

The European Commission is warning formal qualifications obtained in the UK may not be recognised across the EU after Brexit. At the present time, formal UK-obtained qualifications for regulated careers are recognised across all EU member states, but this is expected to change should the UK crash out of Europe without an agreed deal. Those affected would need to requalify in Europe or attempt to regain recognition of their certificates before they will be allowed to work in the EU. The rule will apply to those who complete training or...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2018

UAE minister denies expat teachers are stealing Emirati jobs

Expatriate teachers in the UAE are being accused of stealing qualified Emirati teachers’ jobs. According to the UAE’s Ministry of Education undersecretary, accusations that expatriate teachers are taking jobs from qualified local teachers are false. In response to negative comments during a Federal National Council meeting, Dr Haman Mohammad al Yahyaei told reporters the argument was based on a debate on local teachers’ unemployment rates in which another lawmaker blamed expat teachers for the poor performance of Emirati pupils....
15 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Singaporean expat charity fund acts as a mobile workforce for good

Singapore’s Expatland Giving Back Fund channels expats willing to give their labour to help those in dire straits in the wealthy city-state. Started by John Marcarian, the volunteer organisation is composed of expat residents in what Marcarian refers to a ‘Expatland’ an imaginary country whose citizens are all part of the 21st century exodus from home countries worldwide. The organisation is the philanthropic arm of his international tax consultancy and attracts a good number of expat volunteers, some of whom are his staff...