#MindTheChat July 12: Should You Join an Expat Group?

While London partied the four-day weekend away, Brits in America honored the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in their own fashion. The Los Angeles-based expat group Brits in LA celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with a street tea party at the Palihouse hotel in West Hollywood. (Photo: Dawn Bowery Photography)

The Los Angeles-based expat group Brits in LA celebrated the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 with a street tea party at the Palihouse hotel in West Hollywood. (Photo: Dawn Bowery Photography)

When you’re a newcomer to America, far away from family and the creature comforts of home, is it worth getting involved in an expat organization to meet fellow stateside Brits? What benefits can expat groups give to a Brit abroad, other than an outlet to have a collective moan about U.S. weather and bizarre customs? (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Join us Friday at 1 pm ET for our weekly #MindTheChat, when our co-hosts Brits in LA, Big Apple Brits, GEORGE and Louisa Spring will discuss their organization’s activities.

Participate using the hashtag #MindTheChat!

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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