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Monthly Archives: April 2013
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.
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.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on April 23rd, 2013
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.
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on April 22nd, 2013
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 ...
By James Bartlett | Posted on April 18th, 2013
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, ...
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:
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.
Love Americans as we do, there are some cultural proclivities that will baffle British expats for as long as we live here.
Admit it: we’re a nation of oddballs whose conventions and mannerisms defy logic. Read on for a rundown of our most bewildering traits.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on April 2nd, 2013
Most people in the U.S. and the U.K. comment that I haven’t lost my accent despite having been here for decades.