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Advice on finding language tuition for expats in Italy

Advice on finding language tuition for expats in Italy
Learning Italian as an expat is a must for expatriates and long-term students. Whilst tourists visiting Italy can manage with only a smattering of Italian, expats and students will need far more in order to take advantage of everything this stunning land has to offer. The first thing to remember is that Italy is a land of local dialects...

Is Cambodia the next hub for digital nomads?

Posted on June 3, 2019 in Working Abroad
STORY LINK Is Cambodia the next hub for digital nomads?
Is Cambodia the next hub for digital nomads?
Is Cambodia the next hotspot for younger expat professionals? Digital nomads are now an accepted part of the global expatriate scene, with Bali one of the first hotspots for these ultra-mobile independent expat professionals. Looking to the future, Cambodia seems likely to follow on as a major hub, as it’s already a destination for...

Avoiding cultural mistakes as an expat in Asia

Avoiding cultural mistakes as an expat in Asia
Western expats travelling to and working in Western countries can’t expect to get by without breaking locally cultural norms at least once, but travelling in Asia is an absolute nightmare as regards making a cultural faux pas. One reason for the endless cultural errors made by expats in Asia is the strange fact that cultural norms in...

Ford China replacing expat executives with locals

Ford China replacing expat executives with locals
If your expertise is in the automotive sector and you’re looking to emigrate to China, a job with Ford China is now out of reach. China may well be Ford’s second largest market, but its local Asian sales suffered a huge decline last year after decades of growth. As a result, the automaker’s Chinese hub laid off 20,000 workers in...

Expats in South Africa worried over shrinking skills list

Expats in South Africa worried over shrinking skills list
If you’re fancying a skilled job in South Africa, you’ll need to know a cut to the country’s list of critical skills may well be upcoming. If the shortened list of critical skills now circulating unofficially amongst South Africa’s foreign worker community isn’t just fake news, it’s bad news for expats and would-be expats in a...

Thailand cracks down on expats changing or leaving jobs

Thailand cracks down on expats changing or leaving jobs
All expatriates living and working in Thailand must now inform the authorities if they change jobs or leave their present job. In an announcement today, the Thai Labour Ministry reiterated all foreigners working in the country who’ve either taken a new job or left a previous position must inform the Department of Employment within 15...

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements
A warning about strict income tests has been issued to UK expats already living and working in France and those planning to do so in the near future. Despite the present uncertainty about Brexit and France’s previous request that all British expats get their cartes de sejour, it seems the French government is already forcing Brits whose...

Thailand no longer a bargain basement home for expat retirees

Thailand no longer a bargain basement home for expat retirees
Bangkok is now a more expensive capital city than London, Madrid or Berlin. Buoyed up by its reputation for the good life at minimal cost, Thailand was a favourite with expatriates from Western countries for several decades. Retirees, expat professionals, those looking to teach English as a stopgap before moving on elsewhere in Southeast...

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit
Expat business travellers reliant on visa-free entries with a British passport may be stymied post-Brexit. The value of a passport is calculated by the number of countries which allow visa-free entry, an important issue for expats and business travellers looking to save time and money. Prior to the Brexit referendum, the British passport...

Improved Vietnamese healthcare services attracting expat patients

Improved Vietnamese healthcare services attracting expat patients
Vietnam is ramping up its reputation for excellent, affordable healthcare Southeast Asia’s reputation for affordable healthcare has been diminished recently by reports of a Thai government study which revealed the country’s private hospitals are hiking their charges for foreigners by up to 300 per cent. Vietnam seems to be stepping...