Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Brit’s Guide to High School Proms in America

Prom can be a magical night, just ask Napoleon Dynamite. (Fox Searchlight)

First things first, I’m not talking about the musical Proms we all know and love in the U.K., I’m talking about the fancy parties that mark the end of the academic school year.

10 Signs That You’ll Never Move Back to Britain

(Miller's)

Have you always assumed you’d return to the homeland when the timing was right? Take note: many expats love their new American life so much they decide to stay put. Read on to find out if you’re one of them.

10 Things to Do in Your First Week as an Expat in America

You should locate these objects in your neighborhoods, but note they are not trash bins. (Photo via PBS)

My earliest months as a U.S. expat would have gone more smoothly if I’d spent less time dithering like a scared tourist and more time plowing through these sensible steps as soon as I touched down.

#MindTheChat: Join Our British Expat Experts on Twitter for Weekly Chats

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If the comments on our posts are any indication, Mind the Gap readers certainly thrive on lively discussion. Now, we’re bringing the conversation to Twitter with #MindTheChat, a weekly hour-long discussion hosted by ...

Where to Watch Soccer Minnows and Cricket in America

Where am I going to watch my team?? (MLS)

In a recent interview for Mind the Gap, Lisa Powers at Ye Olde Kings Head pub in Santa Monica, California, told us that new-in-town Brits come through the door and ask two things. The first is whether there are any positions open; and, ...

What to Expect If You’re in an American Wedding

(XXX)

As some Brits discover, there are quite a few differences between weddings back home and weddings in the U.S. If you’re involved in one, here are a few things to be prepared for:

10 British Issues That Concern Me From Afar

Rain turns into flooding, ultimately making the roads into rivers. (Zimbio)

Expats don’t stop worrying about the homeland the moment we board a U.S.-bound plane. We’re anxious for everyone we’ve left behind. And, frankly, much of the stuff that goes on in the U.K. still affects us.

10 American Habits Brits Will Never Understand

"I'm supposed to put this, where? Between my teeth?" (HP)

Love Americans as we do, there are some cultural proclivities that will baffle British expats for as long as we live here.

10 British Habits Americans Will Never Understand

(Half Moon)

Admit it: we’re a nation of oddballs whose conventions and mannerisms defy logic. Read on for a rundown of our most bewildering traits.

Brits ‘Going Native’ in the U.S.: Can You Go Too Far?

This sloth knows how to keep it real. (Wiki)

Most people in the U.S. and the U.K. comment that I haven’t lost my accent despite having been here for decades.