Here you are in the Land of the Gaels. With history and heart as fierce as the men and women who once defended it, you’re sure to find your place among its lochs and braes. Be brave and sample haggis, or opt for sweeter, safer Scottish shortbread, both are best when homemade!
The world’s first City of Literature, Edinburgh is the perfect place to get philosophical over a glass of scotch. Head down Princes and Queens streets, filled with historic boutiques, famous pubs, and many friendly faces. You’ll feel right at home!
The largest city in Scotland, Glasgow culture is a charming mix of bohemian lifestyle and ancient Scottish traditions. Visit the Gallery of Modern Art and the Glasgow Cathedral before heading out for some shopping.
This ancient castle, which rises high over the streets of Edinburgh, is a reminder of the city’s powerful past and violent history. As one of the mightiest military strongholds in Scotland, the castle has seen many battles and sieges, perhaps most notably during the Scottish Wars for Independence.
Scotch Distillery Tour
Take a journey into the ancient tradition of Scottish whiskey brewing with a visit to the famous. Glenkinchie Distillery. Located in Pencaitland, you’ll tour the operations and taste scotch straight from the barrel. This is truly the flavor of the country.
Literary Pub Tour
In this city that has been home to so many influential writers and thinkers, it should come as no surprise that there is a plethora of pubs, inns and hideaways where these aforementioned scribes went for “inspiration”. Join a guided tour through some of the most prominent, and enjoy a pint or two.
— Annie Harrison, Central Michigan University
Your personal advisor will help with everything from the application process to making sure you feel at home while abroad.
Financial Aid Guidance
Whether it’s a financial aid transfer or advice on budgeting for your new city, Panrimo is there to help.
Visa and Passport Guidance
Our advisors are ready to guide you through the process of applying for your passport and visa. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
STA Travel Partnership
Panrimo partners with STA Travel to provide affordable options for your travel needs, talk to your advisor before purchasing a ticket!
Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
Starting with an interview and pre-employment skills inventory, our advisors will work with you to polish your resume until it’s perfect.
Pre-Departure Orientation Book
This guide will tell you everything you need to know about living abroad. Be sure to read through it before you board that plane!
Intern for Credit
Your Panrimo advisor will work with your employer and home university to build an internship that counts towards your degree program.
Panrimo covers your application fee for the document necessary to apply for your work visa in the UK (a $900 value.)
Interview With Employer
After accepting your application and perfecting your resume, Panrimo will arrange a video interview with an employer deemed to be the best fit for your internship.
Your placement is created to best develop your skill set in pursuit of your professional goals.
Not sure how to navigate your new city? Not to worry, your on-site coordinator will be waiting at the terminal, ready to take you to your housing.
You’ll spend the day with your coordinator, learning the city, the public transportation, and the ins-and-outs of life in a new country.
All housing is safe, centrally located, and well suited for the international adventurer, with easy access to public transportation. See below for more details!
Panrimo organizes awesome cultural activities that will introduce you to the local culture and take you to some of the best attractions. See above for more details!
Your coordinator is your go-to contact in Edinburgh who helps with anything from finding a gym to providing emergency services. They’re here to ensure your trip is fun and stress-free.
Your program insurance covers doctor visits, ER coverage, evacuation, and many other services with a standard deductible.
Panrimo’s on-site coordinator will arrange mid-week hangouts at local restaurants and cafes, and will let you know what events are taking place locally.
As a last hurrah before you go join other Panrimo program participants and your on-site coordinator for a farewell dinner.
Panrimo program participants are all over the world, and working in a variety of different professions. Connect professionally, or just share stories!
Need help readjusting? Your Panrimo advisor keeps in contact to make sure credits are transferred and that you adjust to life back in the States!
Years in Edinburgh
I’m Edinburgh born and bred!
English, French, and (poor) Italian
It’s hard to count them all! I’ve taken long tours to New Zealand, USA, Indonesia and Morocco. And have also crossed Europe by train and car.
What’s your favorite time of year/season in Edinburgh, and why?
The autumn (fall) brings beautiful colors in drawn out sunsets and long soft shadows in yellow light.
Your favorite local food or drink?
Scottish cuisine uses the finest natural produce from a wonderful environment such as lobster, salmon, oysters, game, venison, cheeses and the very best of beef and lamb anywhere.
Why choose Edinburgh?
Scotland is a country of contrasts with beautiful peaceful places, many islands, lakes, rivers, huge mountains and romantic ruined castles but also sophisticated cultural cities with fabulous architecture, fine art, music, cinema and theatre. You need to see it to believe it!
With easy access to your internship and to the attractions of the city, you’ll have no problem enjoying all aspects of your life abroad.
All apartments come furnished with furniture, linens, and cooking utensils provided for your comfort.
Easy Access to Public Transportation
The apartments are within easy walking distance of public transportation. This makes navigating your new city a breeze!
All Panrimo students/interns should fly into Edinburgh Airport (EDI) between 10am-2pm, local time, on the first day of their program.
All interns will require a Tier 5 visa in order to work in the United Kingdom. Your Panrimo personal advisor will provide passport and visa assistance after your application is accepted.
The national currency is the British Pound (GBP.) The pound is divided into 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £5 value coins, and £5, £10, £20, £50, and £100 value banknotes. £1 equals approximately $1.50.
In Edinburgh, Lothanian buses are the most common and the cheapest method of transportation. A complete map of the buses and their routes can be found here: lothianbuses.com/find-your-bus.
While it may come as no surprise that the Scots speak English, there are still plenty of cultural gaps to fill, particularly when it comes to slang. For example: French fries are called chips, and chips are called crisps. Keep an ear out!
Edinburgh shares a similar climate with London: overcast and rainy. Over the course of the year, the sun shines approximately 35% of the time. Pack jeans, long-sleeve shirts and short sleeves, a windbreaker and a winter coat, umbrella, tennis shoes and waterproof boots. Feel free to pack a few pair of shorts for the summer!