After you know where you are going, your next concern might be where you will stay. Finding accommodation abroad might be challenging at times. You might feel overwhelmed, not knowing where to start. Knowing the basics of finding accommodation is a good starting point and could come in handy. There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. It all might help you find the best place, that fits your needs.
Finding Accommodation for Your Exchange Program – The Basics
Start searching early
Rent doesn't usually change if you are early, but it would definitely be one less thing to worry about. Some places, like student dorms or apartments close to your university, will most likely be the number 1 choice for most students. For this reason, they might be fully booked a few weeks before the semester begins.
Know your preferences
Would you like to have some more privacy? Or maybe you don’t mind sharing a room with someone? Would you rather live close to the city centre or to the university (and often pay a little more)? Would you prefer saving some money but live far away? You will need to choose the best place for you, based on your personal preferences and also your budget. Here are some pros and cons of living in student dorms and in private apartments:
Ask the international office of your university about your options
Sometimes, universities provide assistance when it comes to student accommodation. If not, they could simply tell you what you could do and what documentation you will need.
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When you finally find a place to stay, you can start planning your adventure. Stay updated with our Erasmus-related topics! Check out our Erasmus Student Guide category on our blog and don’t hesitate to access the endless source of information underneath. You're welcome!
Last modified: August 9, 2019