Expat Teach Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad
30 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats trapped outside Thailand by the anti-coronavirus measures have been exchanging information via their own Facebook page.
Now that the long wait is almost over, Western expats with jobs as well those with Thai wives and families will be permitted to return to their homes. Some have been trapped outside the country since the first measures to control the pandemic were introduced almost six months ago, guilty of simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Facebook ‘Farangs Stranded Abroad Due to Lockdown in Thailand’...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2020
How are long-term British expats feeling now they’re still not allowed the vote?
British expats scattered across the modern world have been fighting long-term for their rights to vote after they’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years, but in spite of occasional governmental comments nothing has been done. One of the scandals of the Brexit poll was that those likely to be worst affected by the result were those unable to vote, with many long-stayers convinced the result would have been different should the government have allowed...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expats living in Spain are being urged to use lockdown time to learn Spanish.
Although the huge change in expats’ Spanish lifestyles isn’t expected to last for ever, staying at home in order to avoid infection can be turned to advantage. It’s never too late to start learning the language of your country of residence, with taking on a challenge the right way to stay positive in these difficult times.
As regards the average conversation, there’s a close link between locals’ favourite topics and those of the average British...
16 Jun at 6 PM 2020
The Chinese ban on entry is causing fear and confusion in both international schools and foreign companies.
Foreign businesses and international schools in China have been badly hit by the country’s travel ban and lockdown, with international students, company executives and teachers fearing for their futures in one way or another. Many are stranded overseas, either in their home countries, in holiday destinations or in countries home to their head offices. Families are separated and companies are struggling to cope without their...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2020
Expat businesses in China are now under threat by the coronavirus travel ban.
From executives through English teachers to international schools and their pupils, China’s travel ban against foreigners entering the vast country is causing chaos. Firms are struggling as expat executives are trapped, unable get back even although they have work permits and valid residency visas. After a new cluster of coronavirus sufferers was identified in Beijing several days ago, moves to lift restrictions are now on the back burner.
26 May at 6 PM 2020
Expat teachers and volunteers in Myanmar are worried and confused over the government’s increasing friendship with China.
Myanmar’s next elections are due this November, with no postponement due to the pandemic expected. The outright winner is expected to be the National League for Democracy headed up by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, even although the party has lost a good deal of support in the country’s ethnic regions, possibly due to the leader’s increasing ties to China.
Formerly, and mostly due to Suu Kyi’s...
22 May at 6 PM 2020
One of the major difficulties caused by a lack of international coordination after the pandemic hit is that huge numbers are trapped outside their home countries.
Since the pandemic became established in the vast majority of world countries, a huge number of travellers are now trapped overseas with no way of returning home. As country after country slammed on lockdowns and border closures in order to protect their citizens, many of those needing the same protection were stuck in lands where few or no precautions were being taken....
19 May at 6 PM 2020
Expat teachers in South Korea are now facing tough new visa restrictions.
As if dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic wasn’t enough, South Korea’s government has just introduced tough new visa regulations. The expat-friendly F2-7 long-term residency visa rulings have now been altered to favour expat professionals receiving higher wages. The move is believed to be an attack on English language teachers following a virus outbreak in the capital’s Itaewon nightlife hub.
Hand-in-hand with other Southeast Asian...
13 May at 6 PM 2020
For expats working overseas, one of the worst aspects of the pandemic is being unable to return to your present country of residence due to lockdowns.
It’ll never be known exactly how many expat professionals on business trips became the modern equivalent of stateless persons, simply due to the fact they were in the wrong place when lockdowns were declared. For those stranded overseas, adhering to requirements such as two-week quarantines, compulsory health insurance covering covid19 treatment when no such insurance is available and...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2020
Expat parents worried about their children’s schooling can take advantage of Southern Spain’s free online lessons.
One of the present day major concerns for all parents is the lack of organised education now that schools are closed for an indefinite period. For those in Spain, a lifeline has now been thrown via the UK-supported online Oak National Academy. The online service is free and will stay open at least until schools return to normal. The programme is being sponsored by the British Department for Education and offers...