King Arthur, Queen Elizabeth, and Shakespeare have all called England home. Now it’s your turn! Whether you’re riding the Tube to work or eating fish and chips in Marylebone, it’s sure to be legendary.
“All the world’s a stage,” a famous Brit once wrote, and there is arguably no more prominent stage than the streets of London. Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and 10 Downing Street are just the beginning; it’s time to explore!
Tour both the cathedral and the Heritage Museum, which gives a fascinating glimpse into the Middle Ages. Enjoy a traditional Kentish lunch of fresh fish and mash before spending the afternoon punting along the Stour River.
Phantom of the Opera
Winner of three Lawrence awards, and seven Tony awards, this long- running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is the essential West End experience. Dress up for an evening out with your Panrimo coordinator and friends!
Harry Potter Tour
Gryffindor or Hufflepuff? On this wizarding tour you'll get to experience the magic of the Harry Potter movies. The tour takes place next to the studio where the movies were made, and you'll get to see two soundstages, along with original sets, and even some special effects. See all the details of pieces like Privet Drive and the Knights Bus up close.
Buckingham Palace Tour
Buckingham Palace is on of the only few working royal palaces still remaining. Go inside the London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and one of the most iconic buildings in London and see the inner workings!
— Ariana Siria, Barry University ~ Florida
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 London 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 London: 25
Languages: English, Italian, French, and Spanish
Countries Visited: Most of Europe, the U.S., India, and Morocco
What’s your favorite time of year/season in London, and why?: My favorite time of year is spring: rejuvenation, trees with leaves, birds nesting, and sun (occasionally). Remember, about a third of London is open space or parkland, so you’re not away from nature.
Favorite local food or drink?: There’s food available in London from all over the world. It’s the variety that is outstanding. Nothing wrong with a good old fish n’ chips, though.
Why choose London?: London is the most vibrant city on the planet. People from around the world come here, from refugees, economic migrants from home and abroad, to tourists. It offers a start to anyone who’s prepared to work hard and there’s a real buzz in the air, everyone moving round at 90 miles an hour – metaphorically. It also has the best selection of music, whatever your tastes; and fabulous museums and galleries, many of them free.
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 London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) 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.
The Tube is your best bet for reliable, affordable transportation. Ticket prices vary, so the easiest solution is to buy an Oyster Card. With your Oyster Card, you scan and go, the final price depending on where you exit, obtained by swiping the card at the exit gates. You can also use your Oyster Card to board buses. Fare is about £2, and the bus is great for late-night transport since it goes until 04:30am.
While it may come as no surprise that the British 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!
Those visiting London during the spring semester should pack jeans, long-sleeve and short sleeve shirts, a windbreaker and a winter coat, umbrella, tennis shoes and waterproof boots. Summers will generally be cool, though winters will not reach the cold extremes typical in North America.