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Worldwide Expat News

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

Irish Expats Encouraged to Return Home

Ireland is currently experiencing a booming economy and as a result has created high demand for workers in the healthcare, construction, IT and financial sectors. However, recruitment agencies are struggling to fill these roles and are desperately seeking skilled professionals. It is estimated that some 100,000 Irish nationals flocked to the distance shores of Australia between 2008 and 2014, following the economic crash experienced in 2008. Australia was the destination of choice due to its then thriving jobs market in these particular ... Read more

Why Expats Should Prioritise Their Mental Health

With one in four people in the world likely to be affected by mental disorders at some stage in their life, you could argue that we should all prioritise our mental health. And in reality we should. However, due to the fact that triggers for depression and anxiety can include stressful events and periods of significant change, expats are among those who are particularly susceptible. Expats face a whole host of challenges and stressors, all at once. Starting a new job or ... Read more

Growing Demand for British Expat Teachers

Despite what might be said by UK nationals, the British education system is held in high regard throughout the world. According to ISC Research, around 45 percent of International schools teaching the English language offer a British-based curriculum. Moreover, further ISC research shows that the number of International schools based on the British education system have grown from around 2500 in 2000, to almost 10,000 in 2018! Teacher recruitment crisis As a result, there is a growing demand for UK-trained teaches across the world. ... Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Volunteering with Animals Abroad

For many animal lovers, the dream of a close encounter with their favourite animal is never far from their thoughts and for others the draw to make a difference in some way is close to their hearts. Whilst a visit to a zoo or helping out at your local rescue centre may be more accesible in the short term, the attraction to work with animals abroad remains an incomparable aspiration. Nowadays, this is a dream that is more attainable than many might ... Read more

Expatriate Group New Appointment Coverage

Expatriate Group recently revealed that Amanda Giscos has been recruited as Head of International Business Development. Her focus is upon developing relationships with the broker community. She commented, "I'm delighted to be joining such a hugely experienced team of people and I look forward to reaching out to our existing partners and reengaging with old friends, to see how we can continue to maintain forward momentum across our suite of products to ensure that our services continue to remain relevant to the ... Read more

What You Should Know About Retiring to Spain

Spain has long been a popular destination for many retired Brits, with more than half of the 300,000 British expat population aged over 65. And it’s not difficult to see why - the country has much to offer - affordable coastal resorts, glorious sunshine, idyllic beaches and delicious cuisine, to name a few! With Brexit looming, the ease of retiring to Spain will of course be affected after the UK leaves the EU. However, agreements already made with the European Union on ... Read more

How to Cope with Darkness in Nordic Countries as an Expat

Expats looking to relocate to Northern Europe or the North Atlantic, namely countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland, you will likely have some awareness of the fact that the winter months are longer and colder when compared to the UK winter season. You will also be aware that a longer winter will mean the need to wrap up warmer and that perhaps you may need to invest in some snow boots. However, often it can come as a surprise that ... Read more

Uncovering Sri Lanka as a Backpacker

Out of the vast array of popular Asian backpacker destinations, historically, we’d rarely hear of Sri Lanka in the mix. Yet, this picturesque island’s secrets are beginning to be discovered and as a result, it is fast becoming a new favourite hot spot amongst travellers around the world. In comparison to many other backpacker destinations, Sri Lanka is largely untouched by tourism, retaining the perfect elements to achieve a truly authentic and culture rich travel experience. Once you’ve visited Sri Lanka, you’ll instantly ... Read more

New Expats Unable to Enter Sydney and Melbourne

Australian cities, Sydney and Melbourne have long been popular destinations for locals and expats alike. Not unsurprisingly, these sort after locations are beginning to buckle under the pressure, with housing, schools, healthcare and public transport struggling to take the strain of the growing population. Meanwhile, many other areas of the country are suffering from population decline. Statistics issued from the Department of Immigration have shed light on some of the possible reasons, showing that one in ten people entering Australia relocate to ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Typhoons

For expats living in or looking to relocate to regions prone to tropical storms, whilst your friends may encourage you to avoid these countries altogether, you really just need to be well informed and prepared. As tropical storms go, typhoons are fairly common and account for nearly one-third of the globe’s annual tropical cyclones. Therefore, it is wise to have an understanding of how to stay safe in the event of one. What is a typhoon? Typhoons are a type of tropical cyclone which ... Read more
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