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British expats reveal why Spain is number one choice

British expats reveal why Spain is number one choice
More and more British expats are heading to Spain, with affordable prices and a weak euro among the key reasons for the recent upsurge. The most popular choice is the Costa Blanca because of its sunny climate, the number of flights home and the large population of expats already living there, according to data published by estate agency...

British expats better paid and healthier, work longer hours

British expats better paid and healthier, work longer hours
One in 10 highly-skilled UK citizens now live overseas as the brain drain from the country continues to rise, revealed research from University College London (UCL). The research showed that around 4.7 million Brits now resided abroad, with the US, Canada and Australia the three most popular destinations, followed by New Zealand, Ireland...

Mothers of emigrants more likely to suffer depression

Mothers of emigrants more likely to suffer depression
Mothers of emigrants who left Irish shores in the midst of the recession are more prone to depression than those whose children live in Ireland. Women whose children have relocated overseas in the recent years have suffered a rise in depressive symptoms as well as feelings of loneliness, according Trinity College Dublin’s Longitudinal...

Trend in global expat suburbs makes for easier emigration

Trend in global expat suburbs makes for easier emigration
A major concern for families accompanying the breadwinner to a new country is how to adjust to a completely new lifestyle away from familiar foods, communities and cultures. The move from European city life to its equivalent in Asia is seen as the most challenging, but nowadays a surprise awaits parents wondering whether their kids will...

Is migrating to Australia bad for expat health

Is migrating to Australia bad for expat health
Most immigrants fleeing to Oz to escape cold winters in their home country and enjoy a better lifestyle believe that their overall health will improve as a result, but recent research may suggest otherwise. A recently-released study by Deakin University Research Institute’s assistant professor Santosh Jatrana suggests that, at least for...

Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia

Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia
Many of the hundreds of thousands of young people who emigrated to Australia from Ireland following the 2008 economic crash are now facing lack of work, financial problems and isolation. The results of a recent survey conducted by University College Dublin’s Clinton Institute suggest that, of the rush of Irish immigrants to Australia...

Thai surrogate twins issue reveals Australia rejects Downs Syndrome migrants

Thai surrogate twins issue reveals Australia rejects Downs Syndrome migrants
An embarrassing, little-known result of the scandal of the Thai surrogate twins has shown that Australia has been rejecting Downs Syndrome immigrants for decades. The original story recounted how an Australian couple had paid a Thai woman for surrogacy, rejecting one of her new-born twins when it was discovered that the baby boy suffered...

Potential expats worry about safety in Saudi Arabia

Potential expats worry about safety in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is a favourite hub for expat professionals due to its luxury lifestyle and high salaries, but many of those tempted to make the move are worried about safety. Regarded as a justifiable concern, expat safety in Saudi comes up often at headhunting interviews, especially if the potential migrant intends to bring his family along...

Female migrants to UAE warned by Human Rights Watch

Female migrants to UAE warned by Human Rights Watch
According to the charity Human Rights Watch, women emigrating to the UAE with their husbands may experience problems should they attempt to report domestic violence. The charity is accusing the UAE authorities of not taking domestic violence complaints seriously due to the influence on civil laws of the Islamic Sharia legal system. Under...

Study shows expat children successfully integrate into Spanish life

Study shows expat children successfully integrate into Spanish life
Although expats are generally perceived as older adults, many younger couples with children now leave their home countries for fresh starts overseas. Spain is an ever-popular expat destination for its warmer weather and more laid-back lifestyle than in Northern Europe, but parents can be forgiven for wondering about the effects of...