Expat Teach Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Teach Abroad

18 Sep at 6 PM 2018

British expat pensioner is oldest PhD graduate ever

A retired, 95-yearold British expat living in Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol has just been awarded a PhD from Northampton University. His achievement makes Charles Betty the oldest PhD graduate ever from a British university, and his Doctorate of Philosophy was gained by a 48,000 word thesis taking five years to complete via a long-distance learning programme. Charles’s history is as unique as his achievement, as he left school at the age of 14, fought in France during WWII and, since his move to Spain in 1985, he’s spent...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2018

Is Saudi Arabia unraveling as an expat professional destination?

What next for expat professional prospects versus Saudization? In the modern world, it’s sometimes difficult to determine between real and fake news, but numerous recent reports might suggest Saudi Arabia as well as the UAE are unravelling as an expat professional destination. Vision 2030, the brainchild of the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed, was initiated as an attempt to wean the country off its dependency on oil revenues as well as promoting full employment for Saudi citizens, but is now facing a self-made employment crisis...
28 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Dubai private school fees frozen at last years level

Expat parents with children at private schools in Dubai are relieved about fees being frozen. As Dubai’s private education sector gears up for the new 2018/2019 academic year in September, the news that fees will be frozen at their present amounts has come as a relief for expat parents. The initial announcement came in June and was welcomed by expatriate families already struggling to make ends meet in the pricey emirate. In the main, salaries haven’t increased and, especially for those with more than one child in private...
27 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Kuwait to target expat single males renting private housing

Kuwaitization is targeting expatriate workers in government employment sectors. According to a somewhat confusing report of private housing in Kuwait, the municipality is to target single, male expats renting accommodation in so-called ‘model housing areas. The plan is to identify and review the IDs of all registered single expat males in such areas and is to result in the non-renewal of ID unless a change of address is also registered. New leases given by landlords to single male expatriates will also be voided and prosecutions may...
22 Aug at 6 PM 2018

US expats overseas protest the Trump presidency

US expatriates all over the world as well as US citizens in the home country are joining together to protest the damage being caused to America by the Trump presidency. A recent weekend of protests in the USA and many favorite American expat locations made it clear not everyone is supporting the chaos in the White House caused by the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA and world leader. Amsterdam, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London and many other world cities saw gatherings of expatriates making their feelings felt in no...
26 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Expat rights activist dedicated to helping Brits in France dies after brief illness

85-year old expat rights activist Brian Cave has died after a short illness, but will be remembered for his untiring efforts on behalf of the rights of British expats living in France. Mr Cave retired with his wife to France after his successful career as a teacher, and first became known for his determination and campaigning skills on issue such as the exportation of social security benefits for the disabled, the 15-year disenfranchisement scandal and the ending of winter fuel payments. He hosted the Pensioners Debout blog, was...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Retired British expat dies under train in Manchester

A British expat on his first visit home for ten years was killed when he stepped in front of an express train. Nicholas Carroll and his wife Rogayah had moved to Canada from the north of England in 1982, settling in the small town of Cochrane in Alberta. According to his wife, Nicholas suffered homesickness for a while, before adjusting to his new life and making regular trips back to the UK to see family and friends. For many years he worked as a teacher and was a member of the school board, with golf and watching rugby his favourite...
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....
30 May at 6 PM 2018

Expat teachers in Mumbai now call India home

Expat teachers are flocking to Mumbai from across the world due to the increasing number of international schools opening in the city. Experienced educators from Europe, Canada and the USA are now learning to adapt their teaching styles to those of an Indian classroom at the same time as introducing Western education's best practices. In their personal lives, they’re bonding with various expat communities as well as sharing their interest in India’s fascinating culture and long history. Importantly, they're introducing local...