What It Means To Be A Lawful Permanent Resident In The USA

I recently attended a local ‘Immigration Simulation’ event where everyone was given a ‘character’ with a back story as to why they are trying to get into America.  They then had to live out the frustrations of the USA immigration process, and believe me it was just as frustrating as my experience.  We were told that the process can take 16 YEARS to go through the whole process and become a citizen.

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Expat Update: Oct – Dec 2017

Oh hello again Expat Update! I can’t believe it’s the end of 2017!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to for the last 3 months, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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Between England & Iowa: A Year In The Life Of An Emigrating Wife Book!

Yes that’s right, not only is Between England & Iowa my travel and lifestyle blog, it is now a book!  “Between England and Iowa: A Year In The Life Of An Emigrating Wife” is my story all about the realities of expat life.  For a whole year I kept a journal.  I wrote down my expat milestones, ALL my thoughts and feelings and documented each time I came across something that sent me into culture shock!

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Expat Life: The Truth About Driving in America

I was a delivery driver in the UK.  I spent hours every week stuck in traffic, driving a manual (stick shift) vehicle, driving along country lanes, navigating roundabouts…I thought I had seen and experienced a lot when it comes to driving and was fairly confident in my abilities.  That was until I moved to America.  Here I share some of the truths about driving in America (especially from a British expat’s perspective)!

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The Differences Between UK and USA Schools

When I moved to the USA, I got a job in an elementary school, partly because I wanted the time off (don’t get me started on the lack of the USA ‘vacation days’) and because I had already had previous experience from working in a special education school in the UK, it seemed like the perfect option!  I was recently contacted by a fellow expat who wanted to know what some of the differences are between education in the 2 countries!

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Expat Update: September 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of September already!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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Expat Update: August 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of August already!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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Expat Life: Thoughts After 1 Year

11th August marks the day that I moved from the UK to America 1 year ago.  What a rollercoaster ride it has been.  Just call me a yoyo because I swear I have been up and down more times than a little…and I’m still partly living out of a suitcase…!  Here’s a look at my first year living the expat life.

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