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7 Things Only Expats Understand

September 9, 2016 Health

Becoming an expat shapes your personality as it takes you through a journey of life struggles and challenges. Every expat goes through very particular circumstances, but there are some things that almost all of them will have experienced. Cigna Global, a specialist in expat health care, has gathered the list of the top 7 things only […]

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US and UK dominate world university rankings

September 9, 2016 America

Expat parents seeking the best university choice for their offspring should look to the United States and the UK, with institutions from both countries dominating the latest international rankings. For the fifth year in the row MIT in Boston is ranked top in the annual QS World University Rankings report, followed by Stanford in second […]

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New Zealand government to review immigration numbers

September 8, 2016 New Zealand

The government in New Zealand will review the number of arriving immigrants after figures showed a record 69,000 people settled in the country in the 12 months to July 2016. The review comes at a time when concerns are being voiced at the high numbers, however Immigration Minister Michael said he does not expect any change in […]

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UK Prime Minister does not want an Australian points based visa system

September 7, 2016 United Kingdom

The UK is not going to introduce a points based immigration system similar to the one used in Australia after British Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out such a move. There is currently a lot of speculation about what the new immigration regime will be as the UK moves towards leaving the European Union, but […]

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Luxembourg, Taiwan and Germany rated top for jobs by expats

September 6, 2016 Luxembourg

Would be expats who believe that job security is the most important factor should look to Luxembourg, which has been named as the top country for employment stability, followed by Taiwan and Germany. The nation’s finance industry is regarded by expats as being the best sector, followed by the public sector, which includes a number […]

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New Zealand has most cost effective medical care for backpackers

September 6, 2016 New Zealand

If you are backpacking then New Zealand is the best place to fall ill or need medical treatment as it is the most cost effective, but India is the worst, according to new research. The survey aimed to identify the best and worst places to need medical treatment in the world’s most popular backpacker destinations, […]

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Career expats stay less time abroad than others but earn more

September 3, 2016 Jobs

Expats who move abroad for their career and to boost their earnings generally stay overseas for less time than other types of expats, according to new research. Most of this kind of expat work is in manufacturing, the consumer goods industry or public sector. The majority say they are happy and have benefitted financially from […]

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US is top country for parents considering university study abroad for their children

September 1, 2016 America

The United States is the top country in the world that parents are most likely to consider for their offspring to study abroad, followed by the UK, Australia and Canada, according to new research. But they are also among the most expensive in the world with average annual tuition fees for overseas university students amounting […]

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Concerns for backpackers working in Australia and New Zealand

August 31, 2016 Australia

New Zealand and Australia are top destinations for backpackers with visas for both countries allowing them to work during part of their time travelling around. However, both nations are encouraging backpackers to watch out for rogue employers who exploit young people looking for temporary work with issues including under payments, too long hours, charging large […]

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Taiwan is the new Malta for expats with Vietnam rising up the global rankings

August 30, 2016 Malta

Taiwan, Malta and Ecuador have topped the latest annual survey of the best places in the world for expats to live, with Vietnam the biggest jumper in the 2016 rankings. In first place, Taiwan has knocked Ecuador from the top spot which is down to third behind the Mediterranean island country of Malta which has […]

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Proposal to permit foreign entrepreneurs to stay in US for up to two years

August 29, 2016 America

International entrepreneurs could be granted permission to stay temporarily for up to two years in the United States to start up or scale up their business under a proposal currently being considered. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published the proposal in the Federal Register and interested parties have 45 days to comment […]

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Fife is the happiest place in Scotland, research suggests

August 26, 2016 Scotland

While some parts of the UK want to see less immigration, the government in Scotland has often said it wants to attract more people from abroad to live and work and now a new index says Fife is the happiest place to settle. The ancient Kingdom of Fife lies north of Edinburgh and is famous […]

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UK immigration review looks at work permits for low skilled workers

August 25, 2016 United Kingdom

A review of immigration policy in the UK is being undertaken on the orders of new Prime Minister Theresa May as the country look ahead to leaving the European Union. It comes at a time when a new report points out that immigration is currently over double emigration with other evidence suggesting that the majority […]

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