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Panrimo Study Abroad in England
Meet Dani Smith, Panrimo England alum
GO: Why choose Panrimo?
Dani:I chose Panrimo because of their excellent communication and customer service. I was very busy junior year with a heavy course load and a part time job but Panrimo made it extremely easy for me to study abroad. They always answered questions through email quickly and thoroughly. I never felt like I was dealing with a large company where I was only a number and a check and that made a huge difference in the 6 month long process! Panrimo understood what I wanted out of my experience abroad because they asked and cared then they catered my experience to those preferences and I had the trip of a lifetime.
GO: How has this experience impacted your future?
Dani: This experience has impacted my future in so many ways. First of all I feel able to relate to many more topics in school and everyday life. For example, in my first semester back after London I needed to take a general education art class and on the first day my teacher talked about the Tate Modern and Banksy, the British graffiti artist. Without my trip to London I most likely wouldn't have known anything about either of those topics but instead I was excited to learn more. Personally, I learned a lot about how comfortable I am by myself. I'm definitely not a complete introvert but I learned how to enjoy some peace and quiet everyday even if I was in the middle of one of the biggest cities on Earth.
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!