Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

Don't do it unless you have to. - Feb 2023

The city has a unique culture: Mexican, but very blended with America. I did not expect to see American football so popular here. The border crossing is also really hit or miss. It can take 20 minutes or 2 hours depending when you go, or what is happening. - Mar 2022

There are fewer areas of the city that are restricted than I thought there would be. Work-wise, it is a well-oiled machine which is refreshing. - Jun 2019

The school situation and the absolute necessity to speak Spanish. - Feb 2019

I wish the information on the school situation had been more clear. A lot of the other reports are quite rosy, but when I arrived I learned that it's not entirely accurate and it's not uncommon for people to say that if they had known about the school situation they would not have come here. - Jan 2019

That private Mexican schools are not at the same level as the international schools, but the schools are very motivated to keep the Consulate children at their schools because there is so much competition. So, if you work with the administration, they will probably work hard to accommodate your needs. - Jun 2016

That I was going to love it and miss it in a lot of little ways. - Apr 2016

I'm not a good one to answer this question - having grown up not far away (and having visited often during my childhood) I had a pretty good idea of what it would be like. - Dec 2015

that I would have limited options to site see, explore the Mexican culture. - Aug 2015

Unfortunately much of my research beforehand only provided negative, dark and dangerous information (Narco Corrido on Neflix, numerous books). It was only in moving and living there that you can see and experience the reality of the city and life there-- of the wonderful people, the beautiful mountain trails in Juarez and the good food. - Jun 2015

Nothing--- its predictable and easy. - Jun 2014

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