Israel FAQs


BEFORE YOU GO
   Q: Do I need to know Hebrew to learn at a school in Israel?
   Q: Should I get traveler's checks or Israeli currency before I go?
   Q: Where can I get Israeli currency before I go?
   Q: Do I need a visa to go to study in Israel?
   Q: How do I get a student visa?
   Q: Where can I find scholarships to study in Israel?
   Q: How do I call to Israel from America?
   Q: How can I find a place to stay in Jerusalem?
   Q: I'm going to be in Israel for a year but haven't decided where to study.
       Can I sit in on classes?

TRAVELING TO ISRAEL
   Q: Which airport should I fly into?
   Q: How do I find the best rates on flights to Israel?
   Q: How much will an airplane ticket cost me?
   Q: Are there any airfare scholarships to Israel?
   Q: How long is the airplane flight from NYC to Israel?
   Q: How many bags can I take with me on the flight?

ARRIVING IN ISRAEL
   Q: How can I get Israeli currency at the airport?
   Q: How do I get to Jerusalem from the airport?

ATMs & BANKS (IN JERUSALEM)
   Q: Where can I find an ATM machine that will take my ATM card?
   Q: Will my bank charge me a fee to use these ATM machines?
   Q: What is the current Israeli NIS (Shekel) to American $Dollar exchange rate?
   Q: Can I open an Israeli Bank Account?
   Q: Should I call my American bank before I go to Israel?

BUSES & TAXIS (IN JERUSALEM)
   Q: How can I find a map of the buses in Jerusalem?
   Q: How much does a bus ride in Jerusalem cost?
   Q: How can I contact the bus company in Jerusalem?
   Q: Which kind of taxis should I take?
   Q: How do I hail a cab?
   Q: How much does a cab cost?
   Q: Should I bargain with the cab driver?
   Q: Do I tip cab drivers?
   Q: In Israel, can I walk across the street when itís a red light?

CELL PHONES & EMAIL (IN JERUSALEM)
   Q: What kind of a cell phone should I get?
   Q: Are the incoming calls to my cell phone free?
   Q: How do my parents call me from America?
   Q: What are the emergency phone numbers?
   Q: What are the hospital phone numbers?
   Q: Where can I check my email?
   Q: How do I change the keyboard from Hebrew to English?

STUDYING IN AMERICA
   Q: What if I canít study in Israel?
   Q: How can I find a program close to my area?