Panrimo

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Panrimo is a company born of a friendship established between co-founders Paul and Tony while studying at Western Michigan University. Because of their mutual interests in travel, seeing new places, and the desire to avoid a monotonous college life, Paul and Tony put their heads together to come up with "Panrimo." Described as "an odd name for a serious decision," it salutes both Pangea (yes, the super connected super continent!) and the Latin word for explore, "rimo," thus denoting their underlying message- travel better, in a world that's connected better.

Panroamer alumni are guaranteed lifetime admittance into the Panrimo Travel Club - this includes access to free airport pick up in Panrimo's host countries, access to Panrimo coordinators in partner cities, letters of recommendation from the founders, visa and passport assistance, international travel advice, and access to Panrimo's excursions and cultural immersion activities - for life!

Panrimo Study & Intern Abroad Programs

Programs from Panrimo

Program Reviews

  • Rosa
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    New York, NY
    Lehman College
    Journalism internship in Madrid's finest magazine
    09/25/2014

    If you're looking for an internship to help broaden your experience in every way, then this is the internship for you.

    The magazine I worked for (Guidepost) was a blessing. I literally took control of all aspects of journalism, and also helped to advertise. I must admit, it was not what I was expecting. This internship is not a strict structured internship, but they have a flexibility that allows you to take full advantage of the internship or not. The choice is really yours. Work days consist of short meetings two days a week. Other than that you are expected to experience the Madrid life and search for stories.

    The program itself allows you to gain a sense of its culture. They schedule day trips and activities to help you to get to know Spain. While still allowing you to explore the country itself.

    This experience will be as productive and fun as you make.

    How could this program be improved?

    My one complaint would be housing.

    Not everyone was satisfied with their housing situation, but from our experiences in the homes we were placed in we gained life long friends and new connections that in-turn introduced us to new parts of the city.

    Like I said before, this experience is what you make of it. So, don't spend time complaining, enjoy!

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  • Teresa C
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    San Francisco, California
    San Francisco State University
    Absolutely perfect location and great program
    09/19/2014

    From the initial application process to being abroad, Panrimo staff were on top of being there checking in on me and other participants. Prague was an absolutely beautiful, international, and safe city that will forever hold great memories for me. The details of my internship with the National Museum was a little unclear at first, but it was smooth to work out with the employer and Panrimo the expectations after arrival to Czech Republic. There is definitely great opportunity to bond with your program buddies, and Sam and Fillip are awesome guys who take care of you. The biggest thing to know is that this program is what you make of it, so don't get discouraged too easily and know that you have to put in some effort to meet others, but once you break out of your bubble you will meet some of the greatest people in this wonderful city.

    How could this program be improved?

    There could be more detailed and concrete job descriptions for the internships, just for preparation process. However, the communication between Panrimo and the participants is absolutely spot on.

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  • Rachel Rodgers
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Fayetteville, WV
    West Virginia Wesleyan College
    From West Virginia to the Czech Republic
    09/08/2014

    The night before I left for Prague I thought that I had made the wrong choice. It was my first time traveling outside of the US and I thought that I was going to be dumped into a city in a terrible apartment with no real understanding of the language or public transportation (where I live "public transportation" isn't really a thing, we're too small of a town). I WAS WRONG. Panrimo made sure that I wasn't just dumped completely outside of of my comfort zone but at the same time allowed me to develop my own skills and independence. They ensured that I was in a safe neighborhood and introduced me to Sam and Filip - locals who took our group on fun excursions and made sure to help answer any of our questions. I couldn't have asked for a better experience or a better group to have help me find my place within the fairy tale city of Prague. I would suggest that if this is your first time traveling to a foreign country to chose Panrimo because of their excellent care and staff.

    How could this program be improved?

    If I had to change one thing about this program it would be to provide drop-off transportation for the airport.

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  • Amber Wood
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Northfield
    Other
    Panrimo London
    08/19/2014

    My experience with Panrimo was well worth it and an invaluable experience. Panrimo was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had and did a very good job placing me. My internship was great and full of insight and valuable relationships and in addition the people I worked with made the job fun and were very nice and welcoming.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would recommend better preparation for the cost of living and travel expenses. Going in I realized there would be expenses but was not aware that the travel expenses would be as high as they were. I would also encourage more contact with the employer about expectations, dress code,etc. before departure to London. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would recommend it to others in the future.

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  • dkoga
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Forest Grove, Oregon
    Other
    Grenoble Study Abroad - Summer
    11/23/2013

    Although I was only in Grenoble for a month, it was an amazing experience. A typical day was getting up in the morning, stopping at a bakery or grocery store that was below my apartment for breakfast, and heading to school on the train. It was so different for me to take public transit to school every day, also walking a bit to and from the transit stops but it was a GREAT experience for me. I stayed a little ways outside of Grenoble with an amazing host family. My house was really nice and my host mom made delicious food every single night I was there. The school was nice and so were the students. I met students from all over the world which was one of the best experiences of my trip. I wasn't a huge fan of my professor but I think that was just bad luck because most students seemed to enjoy their classes. Grenoble itself is a cute city that has a lot of charm but still quite a bit to do. It is a great place to be a student. There are fabulous restaurants, museums, parks, festivals, and probably whatever else you are interested in. It is a short train ride away from major cities like Lyon and Paris. Panrimo does a good job providing support during the program. It is a small program, which is nice. The excursions were fun and interesting, but I felt as though since it is still kind of a young program, that they are still perfecting some things about the excursions. The school itself offers amazing trips and opportunities like hiking, rafting, trips to the mountains, etc. That was one of my favorite things about Universite de Grenoble. I was able to take a French cooking class, a trip to Avignon, and a trip to Chamonix ( a mountain town in the Alps).

    How could this program be improved?

    I wish the excursions would have been more organized and I wish there would have been more students in the program. I think both of these things will develop further with time since it is still a young program.

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