No. Not unless you count talking to British friends and having visited the UK numerous times before moving.
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That they wouldn't like me as an American. This was during the Bush years.
Probably at some level. I know I was frustrated because I couldn't get the same kinds of healthy foods I was used to getting in the States. Low-fat cheese? Ha! Also, the home appliances are tiny compared to ones in the U.S. -- in fact, what they call a clothes dryer barely works or eats up tons of energy drying your clothes. I also felt pressured to drink a lot, which I don't do.
I was never homesick -- I *loved* living in the UK and would move back in a heartbeat if I could get a work visa. I was only depressed when I returned to the States.
That fact that Brits are more like me than they are like people in the Pacific Northwest. I'm originally from New York.
Always be humble and gracious! You are a visitor in someone else's country. Show interest in their country and traditions. If a language other than your native language is involved, learn that country's language!