Here's a post I wrote back in the summer, when I worked as an aupair for an Israeli family: Aupairing is a risky business. First, the advantages: Your family is a ready-made community and a wealth of in-country information. You get to practice the local language and adjust to the culture. Truly, the family-as-mentor aspect … Continue reading Your Guide to Aupairing Abroad
No, not like that - My employers aren't paying me a legal wage. They aren't paying me at all. Just tips. I have recently discovered that, in Israel, it's illegal to replace a salary with tips. Back in January, when I first started working as a waitress, indeed, I was shocked to find that employers … Continue reading I’m Working Illegally.
For the past 2 weeks, I've been enrolled in a medics' course in Tel Aviv. It took me ages to get here due to bureaucracy in the registration process, but I made it. Volunteering for the Magen David Adom (MDA, like Israel's Red Cross) is popular among both Israelis and tourists. If you want to … Continue reading Becoming a(n Israeli) Medic