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Apr 7th 2011, 1:20 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 27,117
Posted By mekadag

Re: Pretty sure we are moving back to England from the USA

hi
yes as a prof in a university i do actually take the time off as soon as semester is finished i am on holiday until the fall semester and so do many of my colleagues.
mekala
southern...
Forum: USA
Apr 2nd 2011, 6:51 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 27,750
Posted By mekadag

Smile Re: Moving to LA - the basics?

Hi

you mentioned your wife will be working for a university here in LA. Well I am a professor at a uni here in LA. Most if not all unis have family medical insurance it just means that you pay a...
Mar 17th 2011, 3:00 am
Replies: 163
Views: 27,117
Posted By mekadag

Re: Pretty sure we are moving back to England from the USA

Yes, I was saying that i am a professor at a university and I have tenure which means a permanent job which is 10 mths - the academic year good salary and time off in the summer if you want to...
Mar 11th 2011, 9:18 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 27,117
Posted By mekadag

Re: Pretty sure we are moving back to England from the USA

Hi,

well i want to say that i have been here in cali for 10 years and I am working in academy and we have wonderful long holidays yes our contracts are nine months and we have the option of...
Forum: USA
Jul 31st 2010, 5:20 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,215
Posted By mekadag

Re: Fresno

Hi

I left london and went to Fresno about eight years ago.
I lived in Clovis on the outskirts of fresno for four years and worked as a professor at Fresno state. I enjoyed my time at the...
Forum: USA
Jul 27th 2010, 7:46 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,622
Posted By mekadag

Re: Are you living in California?

Hi

i moved to LA over a year ago now - have made some amerian friends but would like to meet some brits - i live in san pedro not far from palos verde.

julia
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2010, 4:47 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By mekadag

Re: uni experience - us versus uk or ireland

hi

In my experience my British PhD placed me in a better position in academy - in my field.

julia
Forum: USA
Apr 10th 2010, 5:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By mekadag

Re: uni experience - us versus uk or ireland

Hi

I disagree i obtained a PhD in the Uk and as far as i am concerned it is worth more in the US. It depends very much on the field you are expecting to pursue a career. Your reply is too...
Feb 19th 2010, 3:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By mekadag

Re: No Free UK TV anymore......

yes, me too i cannot get the uk channels - not good i will miss the uk channels and even thinking of paying the subscription.

Julia
Los angeles
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2010, 4:33 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,586
Posted By mekadag

Re: Another Pat wanting to live the american dream.

Hi
perhaps someone on the board can assist in terms of your area of work and career plans. by aware the american dream is that a dream but hey it is good have dreams we couldn't live without them....
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2010, 1:14 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,102
Posted By mekadag

Re: Who has flown in the past couple of weeks?

Hi
I returned from the UK yesterday to LA and there was extra security at the gate with patdowns and searching most baggage. There was no waiting to get on the flight after security just walked...
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2010, 1:01 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,586
Posted By mekadag

Re: Another Pat wanting to live the american dream.

Hi,

I wish you good luck and do not give up even though it is difficult. I always wanted to live in the US - (this was in the back of my mind) even though I lived most of my life in England (born...
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2010, 8:48 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,573
Posted By mekadag

Re: is it just a random pipedream?

hi,

i have been living in california for several years now - my girls are at university now and although i was very critical of the education - high school in california when i first arrived i...
Dec 10th 2009, 4:14 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,906
Posted By mekadag

Re: Applying for Naturalization but Green Card expiring

Hi

I just want to add that i forgot my GC in CAlifornia when i was england for a two weeks hol. As i was getting ready to leave i could not find my GC but decided to go ahead and get to heathrow...
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2009, 3:48 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By mekadag

Re: House passes health care bill on close vote

hi,

yes my twin daughters will be kicked off my insurance when they reach 23 years old so if this changes to 27 years old this will be great does anyone have any information on this change in the...
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2009, 6:42 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By mekadag

Re: House passes health care bill on close vote

Hi everyone,

I hear that young people can stay on their parents healthcare coverage until they are 27 years old. Has anyone info on this change in the healthcare bill.

Julia
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2009, 10:08 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By mekadag

any brits living near torrance/san pedro

Hi

I have just moved from oklahoma to LA - back to california which is great i lived in the central valley for about four years. LA is new for me would love to meet up anyone around the western...
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2009, 9:18 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,519
Posted By mekadag

Re: Anybody know?

Hi, Some of this advice seems so to do with class and getting to the right university to get here. This is simply not true in my case - I went back to uni and after many years gained a PhD from a...
Forum: USA
Aug 22nd 2009, 5:09 am
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By mekadag

any brits living in torrance or san pedro LA

hI

I have just moved from oki to LA - any brits out there in this area = would like to meet up.
julia
Forum: USA
Aug 12th 2009, 1:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By mekadag

Re: Re-training for emigration purposes?

I understand you about living your dream to come over here - i came through the job route and i had always wanted this experience and i applied for several positions and never received any replies...
Forum: USA
Aug 10th 2009, 9:54 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,706
Posted By mekadag

Re: Any Brits in Los Angeles/Southern California Area?

Hi everyone,

I moving to San Pedro this weekend and would like to meet up - are there any brits in this area. I am from london- i moved here seven years ago - a prof at a university in LA.
...
Forum: USA
Aug 9th 2009, 2:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By mekadag

Re: Moving back from US to UK or Europe

yes, i agree and i say this to myself too. I am moving california next week from the midwest and as i move i am reflecting on my life in the US. I have been here for seven years and moving quickly...
Aug 4th 2009, 2:28 am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,218
Posted By mekadag

Re: Would you do it all over again and would you encourage others to emigrate to the

HI

1. yes i would because i was about to be unemployed and obtained a job on the internet in california. I would have liked to come over here when i was 10 years younger.
2. I have not had...
Jul 30th 2009, 3:07 am
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By mekadag

Re: London University anyone?

goldsmiths is a great university - my daughter gained her BA there and then took a teaching qualification at institute of education in the university of london.

julia
Forum: USA
Jul 8th 2009, 1:20 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,067
Posted By mekadag

Re: Moving in 3 weeks - some advice on random things

Hi, the same for dental and vision - your plan will give you designated opticians and dentists.

good luck and enjoy your new life.

julia
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