Often it is New Zealand footballers heading to US colleges to pursue their careers, but in a reverse switch, American midfielder Natalie Dixon tells Hamilton News reporter Tom Rowland, she has learnt many things about football, and life in New Zealand.

Since stepping off the plane in New Zealand in late February, US-born football player Natalie Dixon has been overwhelmed by becoming part of New Zealand.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, Natalie spent much of her childhood in Minnesota before going on to study at Lake Forest College.

While studying, Natalie decided to spend a semester abroad and experience another culture,