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Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?
Once upon a time, expats headed for the Gulf States in general and Kuwait in particular for its lifestyle, its generous oil and gas-related salaries and its exotic ambience. Nowadays, everything is different, with Kuwait leading the rest of the Gulf States as regards getting rid of the vast majority of its expatriates. At the same time as...

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreck expats’ career plans, which sectors in the Czech Republic are still hiring? Over the past few years, the Czech Republic has become a popular destination for expat professionals looking to spice up their careers. The sudden spread of the coronavirus may have stifled opportunities, but...

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation
Expats are turning to Costa Rica for a successful transition to retirement or a new job. Known as Latin America’s answer to Switzerland, Costa Rica is now catching on as a stable, democratic alternative to other popular European hubs. Its tax system favours expatriates, it’s committed to the preservation of its natural beauty and it...

Expat students in Singapore calling foul on lack of support and help

Expat students in Singapore calling foul on lack of support and help
Expat students in Singapore are unimpressed with the government’s recently-launched care package. The fourth Singaporean Covid-19 care package is admittedly aimed at Singaporean citizens, but expatriate students are condemning it for doing little or nothing to ease their conditions during the pandemic. One student posted a request for...

Is this the end for career-chasing expats?

Is this the end for career-chasing expats?
Is the upcoming worldwide recession a reason to pack your bags and emigrate? No-one knows exactly what the post-pandemic world will look like, nor how it’ll behave as regards jobs, salaries, house prices, rentals and many other aspects of moving overseas. Expatriation is very unlikely to be dead in the water, but it might well get...

British expat diaspora spreads across half the world

British expat diaspora spreads across half the world
It may come as a surprise that about one in every 10 of Britain’s population are living overseas. At the present time, over 5.5 million Britons are living overseas, with a further 2,000 leaving every week of the year. The information was derived from data collected in a survey undertaken by the Institute for Public Policy Research as...

Expat life in the Philippines

Expat life in the Philippines
With all the coronavirus chaos going on across the world, finding a peaceful, friendly, English-speaking location is getting harder by the minute. For many would-be expatriates, finding the right location for a permanent move can be tricky as regards ticking all the boxes leading to a conversion from dream to reality. These difficult...

New Chinese law aims to destroy Hong Kong and its passionate democracy

New Chinese law aims to destroy Hong Kong and its passionate democracy
As China moves to tighten its relentless grip on Hong Kong, thousands of protestors are taking to the streets again. A shiver went through lovers of freedom of expression and autonomy when the news broke about China’s latest attempt to force its authority on the former British trading settlement of Hong Kong. The massively controversial...

Is the pandemic the end of the road for expat freelancers?

Is the pandemic the end of the road for expat freelancers?
For international freelance digital nomads, where to go to escape the worst of the pandemic? Nowadays, international digital nomads make up a good proportion of expats overseas, but rarely confine themselves to a single destination. Now that almost nowhere seems safe as regards infection, getting trapped in a single country or simply...

Homesickness isn’t compulsory for newly arrived expats

Homesickness isn’t compulsory for newly arrived expats
Moving overseas to take on a new job is an exciting experience for the vast majority of expat professionals. The majority of expats moving overseas for work spend time checking out their destinations online long before the move actually takes place. Videos of glorious sunsets, spectacular beaches, azure-blue seas and colourful traditional...