What do expats find most challenging?
We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Israel. They wrote...
"Expats in Israel often find the local culture to be quite different from what they are used to, and can find it challenging to adjust to the new environment. Many expats find the language barrier to be a major challenge, as Hebrew is the primary language spoken in Israel. Additionally, the country's religious and cultural norms can be difficult to understand and navigate for those who are not familiar with them. Expats may also find it difficult to adjust to the fast-paced lifestyle in Israel, as well as the country's strict security measures," commented one expat who made the move to Israel.
"Inefficiency. Dirtiness. Extremely aggressive rudeness on occasion (ex. bus drivers screaming and threatening you) Cars parking on sidewalks and in the right driving lane--for real," remarked another expat in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- What should I pack when moving to Israel?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Israel?
- Will I be able to find a job in Israel?
- What is life like in Israel?
- What do expats in Israel appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Israel?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Israel accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Israel like?
- What are healthcare services like in Israel?
- What are medical services in Israel like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Israel?
- What are emergency services like in Israel?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Israel?
- How are local medical facilities in Israel?
- As a foreigner living in Israel, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do expats find most challenging?If you live in Israel, newcomers to Israel would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.