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Work, inflation, rising rent: These restrictions are affecting international students
Work, inflation, rising rent: These restrictions are affecting international students
One thing is for sure! Everyday life has become very challenging since the Covid pandemic. Furthermore, the energy crisis and inflation have only made things more stressful for international students. Finding a job to meet the increasing expenses has become essential. But how does one deal with the balance between studies and work? How does work fit into the life of an international student?
Common reasons why visa applications can be denied
In 2021, France was the country in the Schengen area that rejected the most visa applications from Algerian nationals (32 000 applications). It was also the country that accepted the most (44,032 applications). The reason for this increase in the number of refusals is essentially political. France decided to reduce the number of visas granted to Algerians in response to Algeria's refusal to take back its nationals who were staying illegally in France. 
News at a glance: Firemen struggle to control of Mare Chicose landfill fire
The Mare-Chicose landfill has been in flames for several days, an ecological disaster. Also in the news, more than 1,000 families do not have access to electricity and drinking water.
"Graines de Boss" is opening up to entrepreneurs in Mauritius
Fabrice Delon, the “Graines de Boss” CEO, talks about his project and his plans to expand to Mauritius. He encourages local companies which are less than 5 years old to apply as of December 1st, 2022.
Mauritian creole expression: Bav dan minn
Expat.com is back with a new Mauritian creole expression that will help you blend right in. This week's expression is "bav dan minn".
Americans are increasingly attracted to these countries
Driven by a thirst for adventure, the lower cost of living abroad, and political dissatisfaction, Americans are moving abroad in rising numbers again in 2022, when most of the world's border restrictions have been lifted. Mexico and Portugal, in particular, have recently gained a lot of popularity as expat destinations for Americans, especially digital nomads. 
Can you lose your work permit if you're away from your expat country for too long?
Does being the holder of a work permit in your expat country mean that everything is possible? In the era of remote work and digital nomadism, the work permit is quite likely to be mistaken for a visa with all possibilities. Although it does grant rights to foreign workers, it also comes with a set of rules. What are the risks in case of infringement? Are you allowed to leave your host country for as long as you want?
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