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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

According to the Better Life Index, Israel is below average in a number of key areas, including personal security, housing and environmental quality. Still, Israel offers much in terms of archaeological sites, religious significance and varied topography. Most international expats either live in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Of course, Jerusalem is a unique, historic city and a treasure to the three main mono-theistic faiths: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In addition to providing a rich and fascinating mix of cultural and religious traditions, Jerusalem is also very cosmopolitan and full of every western comfort imaginable. Tel Aviv, while much less diverse, is also very western and possesses an impressive sandy beach along the Mediterranean Sea. Read more…

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Israel is not a cheap place to live. Indeed, according to Xpatulator.com, Israel cost more in a number of significant areas including but not limited to groceries, energy, transport, healthcare, restaurants, alcohol, clothing, furniture and appliances. Surprisingly, Tel Aviv boasts a cost of living which exceeds that of Paris and Milan. Of course, living in the city is more expensive than residing in a village in the mountains or desert. Either way, expats will find taxes in Israel high. Read more…

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Climate

Climate

The summertime in Israel is usually long, hot and dry whereas the winter is cool and often rainy with approximately 70% of the rain falling between November and March. Rainfall is far more frequent in the north of the country than the south. The coldest month in Israel is January with temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. The hottest month is August where temperatures can reach between 20 and 25 degrees.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions
Once you have a job offer from a school in Israel you will need to obtain a work visa. The visa are not easy to obtain and you will need to be patient, dedicated and organised in order to succeed. Before accepting a job offer please ensure that the school will sponsor your visa application and assist with the process. For the latest up to date information for entry please contact the Israel Ministry of Interior  Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival in Israel and will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise the process. Many of the documents will need to be notarised and have an official apostille stamp Required documentation you can prepare in advance:

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office     The US State Department      BBC World News      Al Jazeera     The Times of Israel


School Profile Pages

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