Out of the blue just recently, I got a comment on a rather old article, from someone called Ian
Hey – i found this blog while searching for information on moving to Northern California from the Ukâ€¦
Similar to you, I have been offered the chance to move with work out there, and would love to hear any tips/reccomendations you can give!
There are various nuggets of information buried in articles on this site, but I thought that for Ian’s sake (and given the seeming rise in Valley-bound immigrants blown here by bubble2.0) I’d re-capture some of the advice as concisely as possible.
There are 3 posts I’m going to write on this subject, each covering 5 useful areas that I think every immigrant should know about. This is all (as always) from the point-of-view of an Englishman relocating to Northern California, but I hope that it’s useful for any English-speaker who might be pondering a relocation to the US.
The first two parts are now available. Part III is coming Real Soon Now(TM).
- Relocating, Part I (“before you move”)
- Relocating, Part II (“arriving in America”)
- Relocating, Part III (“settling down”)
In addition to the points I cover here, I’ll provide one book reference:
I can’t recommend this book highly enough – it answers almost every question you could have, and is a big comfort to have around as a reassuring advisor whilst you’re leaping into the unknown.