regarding the semester abroad I had the idea to choose a country with a strong SWF so that I would be able to present a coherent story when applying for a position there after a few year in Banking. I read a few positive stories about ADIA, Mubadala and Aabar in the UAE, but also GIC in Singapore is interesting. Both countries are appealing to me and my uni offers exchange possibilities in both countries.
How easy is it for expats to enter either countries SWFs? How about compensation & lifestyle? Are the long term prospects at the UAE SWFs blurred because of the oil price?
I would really appreciate some insights from people who worked there/who knew people who worked there, since most of the posts date back quite some time.