BBCAmerica.com Launches Mind the Gap, Survival Guide for Brits in America

Lady Liberty is calling. (We promise that's as cliché as we'll get here.) (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Are you a Brit ready to make that leap across the Atlantic? Or perhaps you’ve already made the jump, and want to capitalize on all that America has to offer while maintaining a connection to home? BBCAmerica.com has launched Mind the Gap, new resource blog for British expats.

From getting a U.S. driver’s license or figuring out why our prissy footballers wear so much padding, Mind the Gap will help Brits navigate this alien land of opportunity and red tape. The writing team of expat experts have been-there, done-that, and have plenty of tips to share.

To join the conversation, follow Mind the Gap on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are the first posts:

How to Ship Your Stuff Safely to the U.S.

How to Get a Social Security Card

Renting an Apartment in America: Realtor, Craigslist or Grapevine?

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Emigrate to the U.S.

Moving to the U.S.? How to Tie Up Loose Ends at Home

12 Essential Websites for British Expats in America

How to Throw an Authentic British Street Party Stateside

Gallery: 10 British Celebrities Who Are U.S. Citizens