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After finishing my curricular internship, I have been looking at various cities in the world to do a professional internship. To help others on the task I decided to share some thoughts by posting my internships London guide. I will be updating the article, with new info along the way, and you can join me by sharing your opinions and tips in the comments section.

London...

That Magical City! Where stories are told and Legends are born.

From James McTeigue's V for Vendetta, Skyfall, to Harry Potter, London and its iconic landmarks serve as scenery in numerous films. Recognizable names like, John Keats, Charlie Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes, Michael Faraday and Daniel Day-Lewis either were born in London or have lived in London. Artists like, Adele and Coldplay have their base in London, and are placed between the most successful recording artists worldwide.

We all know the city's weight, we know its history and we know that opportunity awaits us in every corner of its streets.

If London is your choice there's a couple of things you should know;

Immigration and visas - If you come from the EU, you qualify to live and work in any of the member states. If you don't, you are required to get a visa.

Bank account - It's recommended that you do open a bank account, since the majority of day-to-day activities (like paying for electricity) require a U.K. based account.

Climate - In winter you should expect rain (sometimes snow), cold and a grey sky. Spring is regarded as the best time of the year, ideal to pay a visit to the countryside.

Level of English - Intermediate level or A2 (European Self Assessment Grid) .

Accommodation - There are many options, but be advised that most have a premium cost. Usual solutions for students are Student Apartments and Host families.

Length - The minimum, is usually 6 weeks.

Host Company - There is a wide number of companies willing to accept students. You should expect and demand training and mentoring. They usually don't pay you, but can help with some expenses. While you should not expect it, there is always the chance they like you and give you a job offer.

Do you have any tips to share about London and moving to London?


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