Expat Study Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Study Abroad

9 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Oz taxman to chase expat graduates working overseas for student loan repayments

Aussie expats have been warned by the taxman they’ll be chased for student loan payments. An announcement by Australia’s Taxation Office has warned Oz graduates now living and working abroad not to forget about their student loan debts. The taxman is planning to begin contacting new graduates taking on jobs overseas as well as those who’ve already left the home country. ATO’s assistant commissioner Karen Foat told the media it’s easy to forget about setting up loan payments during the excitement of starting a new life...
8 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in EU and those still at home have diverse Brexit views

Over one third of British expatriates living in EU member states are now applying for either permanent residency or citizenship due to Brexit. According to new research, 34 per cent of respondents to a study are either in the process of formerly relinquishing their British citizenship or planning to stay permanently in their present country of residence. In addition, a further five per cent stated they would apply for citizenship for themselves and their families should a hard Brexit be the final outcome of the 2016 referendum....
4 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Singapore loses crown as best expat professional location

According to HSBC’s recent survey results, Switzerland is now the best choice for expatriate professionals and their careers. Singapore held the top spot in the influential survey for four years before losing its crown to Switzerland, and must now be content with second place. Worse still, Switzerland jumped from eighth place in last year’s study straight into number one due to its stunning surroundings, high quality of life and competitively huge wages for experienced professionals. The average salary in Switzerland is, at...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expat returnees advised to head for Scotland's healthy living destinations

If you’re planning to return to the UK due to Brexit uncertainty, the healthiest places to settle are in Scotland. Many British expats at present living in EU member states are considering moving back to the UK rather than chancing the post-Brexit loss of healthcare and other human rights. Especially for expat retirees living in warmer, healthier climates, the choice of destination can be crucial as regards avoiding pollution and having access to uncrowded healthcare facilities. The result of recent research into the healthiest...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Thailand visa renewals by Scandinavian expats are shrinking

Numbers of Nordic expatriates in Thailand on business, in retirement or with Thai families are shrinking fast, according to a local English language online newspaper. According to reports based on info from the Thai Immigration Authority, the numbers of expats from Scandinavia looking to renew their visas has fallen by 10 per cent, the first decline since 2007. Should the rate of decline continue, by the end of this year there will be just 861 expatriates of Scandinavian origin still living in the country. The figures back up other...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Spain wins out as top destination for expat Brits

It’s survey time again, with Spain now voted the top dream destination for British expats. According to a new poll carried out in the UK, Spain is still the all-time favourite destination for Britons looking to improve their quality of life at less cost than in the UK. The study’s question was straightforward, asking respondents where they’d move if they could choose one country anywhere on the planet. Spain was one option, pitted against Dubai, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as other British expat hideaways, but...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey takes on male expats’ concerns over local healthcare

It’s unusual to have a survey created just for men, but the results of this study are somewhat of a surprise. In expat-aimed media nowadays, there’s a huge focus on private health insurance, its high cost and the possibility of the small print preventing a payout. Healthcare for expats has always been a controversial subject, as premiums tend to be massaged upwards and care given can be less than expected or needed. Interestingly, the results of a recent study of male expats living overseas revealed a majority of respondents...
27 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Is Dublin’s rising cost of living discouraging expat arrivals?

This year’s Mercers’ cost of living survey placed Dublin in 43rd place, with the city losing 11 places over last year’s study. As inflation and poor currency exchange rates stalk the expat world, those expatriates using surveys to decide on their next destination are in for a number of shocks. Over the past three years, Dublin had become a favourite for UK refugees from Brexit and the resulting broken economy, but the dramatic fall in the value of sterling and the city’s increasing property rental prices may now be enough to...
27 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Organising your finances as an expat in the UAE

A recent survey undertaken by a credit car provider and the UAE’s Al Etihad Credit Bureau examined expatriates’ savings habits. Many expats who find themselves in a job with a more than generous salary and perks often don’t provide for their long-term futures by defining the difference between wants and needs. The study showed almost all respondents were saving, with 59 per cent happy with their nest eggs, but just 23 per cent expressed confidence over their financial futures. It would seem that basic budgeting isn’t a...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Most British expats in Gulf States reject returning to the UK

Only one in every three British expatriates living and working in the UAE have the intention of eventually returning to the UK. As the result of a survey based on British expat intentions regarding a return to the UK shows, the message is now loud and clear – no way! Almost 75 per cent of Gulf-based respondents are either somewhat or very concerned over the effects of Brexit on the UK economy and the lives of its resident citizens. The conclusion is obvious – a good selection of Britain’s brightest and best is more than happy...