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...
"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," commented one expat who made the move to Tel Aviv, Israel.
"Finding someone that speaks english, you can call anytime if you have questions about anything. Most people here grew up together, so they are not as quick to make new best friends. If you can find a nice group of friends it makes life 1,000 times easier. Also if you don't speak the language, employment can be difficult in more rural parts. Closer to the city, easier to get a job in only english. And not feeling "dumb" because you don't know something. A different country can be a different world," remarked another expat in Kfar Saba, Israel.
- What do I need to know before moving to Israel?
- How do I find a place to live in Israel?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Israel?
- What is the average cost of housing in Israel?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Israel?
- What should I pack when moving to Israel?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Israel?
- Why do people move to Israel?
- What are healthcare services like in Israel?
- What are medical services in Israel like?
- What are typical rents in Israel?
- What appliances are typically included in a rental?
What do expats find most challenging?If you live in Israel, newcomers to Israel would love to hear your answer to this question.