What do expats find most challenging?
We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Morocco. They wrote...
"Expats in Morocco often find the local culture to be quite different from their own, which can be challenging to adjust to. Language barriers can be difficult to overcome, as many locals do not speak English. Additionally, the local customs and traditions can be difficult to understand and adhere to, as they are often quite different from those of the expat's home country. Furthermore, the local cuisine can be quite different from what expats are used to, which can be a challenge to adjust to. Finally, the climate in Morocco can be quite extreme, with hot summers and cold winters, which can be difficult to adjust to," said a member in Morocco.
"Thieves, trash everywhere and the outdoor urinal. Getting used to the economy," remarked another expat who made the move to Casablanca, Morocco.
- What should I pack when moving to Morocco?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Morocco?
- Will I be able to find a job in Morocco?
- What is life like in Morocco?
- What do expats in Morocco appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Morocco?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Morocco accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Morocco like?
- What are healthcare services like in Morocco?
- What are medical services in Morocco like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Morocco?
- What are emergency services like in Morocco?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Morocco?
- How are local medical facilities in Morocco?
- As a foreigner living in Morocco, 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 Morocco, newcomers to Morocco 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.