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Happy independence day in Uganda and living in Uganda

Full name: Republic of Uganda
Location: Africa
Population: cc. 37 million
Capital City: Kampala
Other Important Cities: Jinja, Gulu, Lira
Currency: 1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents
Language(s): English, Swahili, Luganda, Bantu, Nilotic
Religion(s): Christianity, Islam
Calling Code: +256
Internet TLD: .ug
Electricity: 220V 50Hz
Emergency Numbers: Fire – 112, Police – 999

Some interesting facts about Uganda:

Uganda is one of the safest, secure and most stable countries to visit in Africa.

Uganda is the size of the State of Oregon but has a population that is almost 10 times larger than Oregon.

Uganda has more Butterflies of every color than other East African Country

Uganda is home to over half of all Mountain Gorillas in the world 480 of them out of 880 –

Uganda is one of the Youngest Nation in World – over half of the population are children


Expat Clubs
Expat in Uganda
To provide friendly and fun environment to expats living in Uganda who want to chat and share information. Expat in Uganda is the place for expats to gain and share knowledge about the country and life in general. Whether you are relocating to Uganda, visiting as a tourist, looking for work or have lived here for a long time or just want to interact with other expats, this is the place to do it.


International Schools

International School of Uganda
ISU is a leader in providing world-class, holistic education in a multi-cultural setting, inspiring and equipping students to be life-long learners, to reach their full potential and to be responsible global citizens active in shaping the future.
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Address: Plot 272, P.O Box 4200
Tel: +256 781 468000
Email: sfarmer@isumail.ac.ug
Website: www.isu.ac.ug

Kampala International School Uganda
Kampala International School Uganda offers an international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. The school was established in 1993. Current enrolment is around 600 and is increasing steadily. Students come from almost 60 different nationalities and, depending on the family’s contracts and nature of their work, stay in Uganda for varying lengths of time. The school is privately owned with an Advisory Board of Governors and the day-to-day running of the school is managed by the Director.
Curriculum: English National Curriculum / Cambridge IGCSE / International Baccalaureate
Address: Plot 447, Block 213, Old Kira Road, Bukoto, Kampala
Tel: +256 752 711 882
Email: office@kisu.com
Website: www.kisu.com

Rainbow International School Uganda
The RISU stands firm on imparting its fundamental and underlying principles of enlightenment, determination, courage and equality in all its modes of teaching to its students. We strive to ensure that these inherent qualities are embedded into each student as we believe in not just developing careers, but lives.
Curriculum: National Curriculum for England
Address: Tyaba Zone, Nanganda-Lukuli, Makindye Division, Kampala
Tel: +256 312 266 696
Email: info@risu.sc.ug
Website: www.rainbowinternationalschool.com


Residents Visa and Work Permit information

All expats intending to work in Uganda must ensure that they are in possession of the relevant work permit. The requirements for the different categories / classes of work permits are listed below:

Business and Trade
Applicants should be persons intending to carry on the business or trade in Uganda. Application Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • Attach Covering letter from company
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of the passport
  • Company’s bank statement
  • Uganda Investment Authority license ( where applicable )
  • Articlesand memorandum of association
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Income tax clearance
  • Trading license
  • Banking of Uganda Certificate of remittance of US $ 100,000
  • Letter of good conduct from home country / interpol in country of origin
  • Security bond

Professionals
Applicants should be members of prescribed professionals intending to practice such profession in Uganda. Applicantion Requirements:

  • Fill work permit form
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Photocopies of passport
  • Attach Covering letter
  • Qualifications
  • Registrstion with the relevant professional agency e.g Association of medical Practitioners
  • Company documents
  • Letter of good conduct from home country or Interpol letter from home country
  • Security bond

International and private school fees to increase by 15% in Egypt

An informed source from the Education Ministry said Minister Tareq Shawqy will declare the details behind his decision on the tuition fee increase for privately-owned and international school within the coming two days.

The source added that the Minister refused schools demanding a 20 percent increase, stressing that the rate of increase should be 15 percent for all stages at international schools, not only for newcomers. The rate ranges between 7-15 percent for the national sections.

The minister stipulated that no fees should be collected in US dollars or any other foreign currency. Violations will be referred to the prosecution.

Abeer Hany, the head of the Ministry’s public department of private and international education, said a new law is being finalized to organize the work of privately-owned and international schools before the beginning of Ramadan. Ministerial decisions No. 420 and 422 on private and international education will be merged together.

The new law, according to Hany, will include all the chapters on private and international education. It will also include chapters on the fees, rates of increase, certificates, methods of accreditation, licenses and others.

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Living as an expat in Tunisia – the basics

Location: Africa
Capital City: Tunis
Currency: Tunisian Dinar
Language: Arabic
Calling Code: +216
Internet TLD: .tn
Electricity: 230V 50Hz


Residents Visa and Work Permit information

Expats looking to move to Tunisa should obtain Carte de Sejour or Residence Permit. Your Tunisian Carte de Sejour is an important document that you need to obtain if you are in Tunisia for an uninterrupted stay of more than four months. The Carte de Sejour is your basic identification card, like a driving license in the US. It takes the place of your passport. While in Tunisia, you should leave your passport in a safe place to avoid losing it. In its place, carry your Carte de Sejour and a photocopy of the first page of your passport.
Apply for the Carte de Sejour within three months after your arrival. If you are a US citizen, you can legally come to Tunisia without a visa and stay for up to four months. However, if you stay in Tunisia for longer than four months without a Carte de Sejour you become an illegal alien. If you go to the airport to take a flight out of Tunisia, they will stop you at the passport control and deny you permission to leave until you have paid a fine for overstaying. This can be expensive and unpleasant.

Required documents:
Copies of pages from your passport
Rental contract
Attestation of employment from CEMAT
Copy of the CEMAT/Ministry of Education Cooperation Agreement
Passport
3 photos
Ten Dinar fiscal stamp


Accommodation
Tunisa is divided into neighbourhoods with its own benefits and downsides. We list some of the popular areas for expats below.

Carthage
Carthage is made up of huge villas and a number of apartments. There are plenty of trees and most expats who live here are working for embassies. Public transport is available and taxis cost around 8 Dinar going to the city centre.

Le Berges du Lac
Le Berges du Lac is the latest development in Tunis and is divided into two sections, Lac 1 and Lac 2. There are many restaurants, cafes and stores in the area and most buildings are less than a decade old. Public transport is limited so your alternative is taxis and private transport.

Lafayette and Downtown
Lafayette is located in the heart of the city and is made up mainly of colonial-era apartment buildings. The area offers a great experience for those looking to live in the urban lifestyle. There are many students and young professional in the area where cafes and bars are available. Public transport is available anywhere.


International Schools
British International School of Tunis
The British International School of Tunis (sometimes shortened to BIST) is a primary school providing an engaging, inspirational and rounded education for children aged 3 to 10, following the National Curriculum for England and Wales. Our pupils are encouraged to develop the academic skills and personal resources that will enable them to live fulfilling lives wherever they may find themselves, while engaging with the cultural diversity of our unique location for a truly international perspective. We welcome pupils from the entire region, including local families and those from further afield. Our learning environment is supportive and challenging, meeting the highest standards as recognised by the Council of British International Schools and the British Government’s inspection of overseas schools.
Curriculum: British
Address: 49 rue du Parc, 2036 La Soukra
Tel: (216) 71 865 682
Fax: (216) 71 865 694
Email: info@bistunis.com
Website: www.bistunis.com

American Cooperative School of Tunis
ACST follows the American educational system PreK to 10 and the IB Diploma Program in grades 11 and 12. Many teachers are recruited from the United States. The curriculum is based on the AERO (American Education Reaching Out) standards in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, World Languages, Visual Arts, and Technology. ESL, Library, Academic Support, and Physical Education use national or state standards.
Curriculum: US
Address: BP 150 Cite Taeib M’hiri, Laouina 2045
Tel: (216) 71 760 905
Fax: (216) 71 761 412
Website: www.acst.net

 

Beautiful South Africa – the expat’s guide:

Location: Africa
Capital City: Pretoria
Other Important Cities: Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Durban
Currency: South African rand
Language: Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikáans, English, Twsana, Sotho (Southern), Swati, South Ndebele
Calling Code: +27
Internet TLD: +.za
Emergency Numbers:    10111 / 112
Electricity: 220/230V 50Hz

South Africa is one of the most beautiful places that you can live in. The cost of living is comparatively low, the climate is pretty much perfect and there is so much to do in the country that going overseas for holidays is almost unnecessary. The crime rate in South Africa is very high when compared to other countries and expats moving there will have to adjust to the very particular way of life.


Work Permits
Work permits are issued only to foreigners where South African citizens with the relevant skills are not available for appointment. These permits are open-ended and applications must be made at any regional office of the Department of Home Affairs or nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate abroad.


International Schools

Expats in South Africa have a few choices with regards to the schools where they will send their children. In South Africa two types of schools exist, public and private. Public schools are the most cost effective form of education and follow the South African IB curriculm. There are four terms in a school year.
South African private schools also include international schools. Most private schools follow a three term calendar and are more adept to international standards. Many private schools will have ties with international schools and students will come out with two certificates at the end of the school year. Expats prefer to send their children to private and international schools in South Africa.


Expat Clubs


Johannesburg Expats

International Women’s Club Johannesburg
An organization which offers the hand of friendship, networking, socializing and support to newcomers and expats living in Gauteng South Africa
Facebook: www.facebook.com//pages/International-Womens-Club-Johannesburg/506561946049971
Website: www.iwcjoburgsa.co.za

Cape Town Expats

Irish South African Association
The Irish South African Association exists to facilitate social contact between Irish people, people of Irish descent and anyone who has any interest whatsoever in the Irish & in Ireland. All are welcome to join the Association & to attend our many functions held throughout the year.
Website:  www.ireland.co.za

Italian Club Cape Town
Celebrate Italian Culture, Italian food and being Italian. With cultural events held annually we hope to preserve our heritage, which has been passed down from generation to Generation. Through the involvement of our youth, the revitalisation of our sporting facilities, and the intergration of non italian members, we aim to engrain the future of our club for our members for years to come
Website: www.icct.co.za


International Schools

Expats in South Africa have a few choices with regards to the schools where they will send their children. In South Africa two types of schools exist, public and private. Public schools are the most cost effective form of education and follow the South African IB curriculm. There are four terms in a school year.
South African private schools also include international schools. Most private schools follow a three term calendar and are more adept to international standards. Many private schools will have ties with international schools and students will come out with two certificates at the end of the school year. Expats prefer to send their children to private and international schools in South Africa.

Johannesburg Schools

American International School of Johannesburg
In 2012, AISJ celebrated its 30th anniversary. In a relatively short time, we have moved from small and humble beginnings to a vibrant American International School that prides itself on maintaining a low student/teacher ratio to effectively run a student-centered program culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. It places a strong emphasis on diversity, community outreach and links with its local community while focusing on a balanced program of academics, athletics, arts, and service. AISJ is developing an outstanding international reputation for innovative learning and community outreach.
Curriculum: IB
Tel: +27 (11) 464 1505
Email: info@aisj-jhb.com
Website: www.aisj-jhb.com

British International College
We offer superb tuition towards internationally recognized Cambridge qualifications. Through the ‘University of Cambridge International Examinations we offer students a complete set of qualifications via our A Level, AS level, IGCSE and Foundation courses in order to obtain a school leaving certificate that is recognized by prestigious universities throughout the world.
Curriculum: IGCSE and A-Levels
Address: 130, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston
Tel: +27 11 706-7775
Fax: +27 11 706-7829
Email : info@bicollege.co.za
Website: www.bicollege.co.za

Cape Town Schools

American International School of Cape Town
AISCT is endorsed as an independent school by the Western Cape Department of Education and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges based in California, USA. AISCT is also a proud member of the Association of International Schools in Africa and the International School Foundation. AISCT administers the ACER International Schools Assessment each February. This exam helps guide school improvement and monitors our students’ progress against other international schools around the world.
Address: 42 Soetvlei Avenue, Constantia 7806
Tel: (27) 21 713-2220
Fax: (27) 21 713-2240
Email: aisct@aisct.org
Website: www.aisct.org

International School of Cape Town
A British education emphasises the development of the whole student, and particularly at the primary level there is a great deal of scope for creativity and individuality in the classroom. When all of this is considered alongside the continuity and transferability offered by a British education around the world, and the fact that British institutions offer qualifications that are recognised internationally, it is little wonder that the industry of British schools abroad continues to flourish and expand.
Address: Woodland Heights, Edinburgh Close, Wynberg 7806, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 761 6202
Fax: +27 (0) 21 761 0129
Email: l.padua@isct.co.za
Website: isct.co.za

For more information contact us

Beautiful East Africa : Kenya

Full name: The Republic of Kenya
Location: Africa
Population: cc. 45 million
Capital City: Nairobi
Other Important Cities: Mombasa
Currency: 1 Kenya Shilling = 100 cents
Language(s): Swahili, English
Religion(s): Christianity
Calling Code: +254
Internet TLD: .ke
Electricity: 240V 50Hz

Emergency Numbers: 999

he landscape across Kenya is variable; from sweeping savannahs to tropical beaches and coral reef, dense equatorial forests to large snow- capped mountains… Which of course, all makes for great days out to explore! Plus as Africa’s original safari destination, the country attracts adventurers and travelers, and has been for many centuries.
Kenya is the home of Africa’s famous five – the lion, elephant, rhino, and leopard and buffalo, and is often considered the best place to see these five species in their natural habitats.
There’s plenty to see and do in the country on top of a safari. For example, the Gedi Ruins in the depths of Arabuko Sokoke forest, Haller Park in Mombasa, Fort Jesus – the UNESCO World Heritage Site – in Mombasa and the Nairobi National Museum.

Residents Visa and Work Permit information


Temporary Stay Visa
Passports must be valid for three months from date of entry and nationals of the following countries do not need visas to travel to Kenya:
Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gambia, The, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
**If you are NOT a citizen of any of the above countries and you wish to enter Kenya, you must obtain a visa in advance to enter the country.
Applications from Nationals of the following countries have to be referred to Nairobi for approval: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Tazikstan, Yemen, Stateless Persons. Persons falling under the above category are advised to apply at least three months before the proposed.

International Schools


International School of Kenya
ISK provides an exemplary education offering both the International Baccalaureate and the North American diploma.  We prepare students within a culturally diverse community to become informed, independent thinkers and responsible world citizens.
Curriculum: North American
Address: International School of Kenya, PO Box 14103, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 720 639 363
Email: jroberts@isk.ac.ke
Website: www.isk.ac.ke

Nairobi International School
To provide technology based education to students of all races, religions and nationalities,  through a fellowship that carries with it, enormous choices and responsibilities, by giving opportunities to lead a life of learning through dedicated study, while committing themselves to personal growth, integrity, self-discipline and caring for each other, as “Creative Re-thinkers”, whether at NIS or elsewhere.
Address: Nairobi International School, PO Box 66831, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 020 215 4672 / 020 204 3146
Email: info@nis.ac.ke
Website: www.nis.ac.ke

Accommodation


Prices for housing
Apartments with 3 bedrooms are around Ksh 40,000 to 60,000 per month including 24h security of the compound. Maisonettes (or town houses) usually have a small garden and parking within the compound and go for around 40,000 to 80,000 per month. Houses with 3 to 5 bedrooms are around Ksh 60,000 to 150,000 per month, depending on location, size of garden, etc. For houses, the price does not include security. In Kenya it is advised to have 24h security. So you should add around 15,000 per month. for 24h security through one of the major companies.

Expat Clubs


American Women’s Association of Kenya
American Women’s Association (AWA) is a non-profit, charitable organisation promoting community services and development and volunteering opportunities in Kenya as well as providing social and cultural activities for our multi-national members.
www.awakenya.org

Kenya Quilt Guide
A vibrant cosmopolitan group of around 130 women – and one man – who all love the art of quilting.The largest group is based in and around Nairobi where meetings are held monthly and an active weekly Workshop gives members the chance to meet and work on group projects. Smaller groups meet regularly at members’ homes and offer each advice and support on their individual projects.
www.kenyaquiltguild.org