This city is located next to the Bellaterra campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Many students choose to live here if they want to be close to the institution rather than living in the student residences on the campus. Thanks to this, if you decide to live in shared flats in Cerdanyola del Vallés, you surely have the possibility of sharing with international flatmates as well as Catalans, you will live in a multicultural and fun environment.
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The following are some pros and cons of living in shared flats in this city of Barcelona:
In this city, you will be able to pick spare rooms available in either private flats or residences. The latter can be private or of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, so you have to select what you prefer.
Thanks to the monthly savings on rent and utility bills, you will be able to enjoy the great cultural offer that Barcelona has.
It is usually difficult to find a complete flat with several spare rooms in which you can look for your flatmates. We recommend that you do the search well in advance if that is what you want to do.
Some floors may be old and not updated.
Among the large amount of information that you can access in the Apps for Erasmus+, there are multiple instructions to carry out different procedures. This way you will make the planning of the exchange to Cerdanyola del Vallés simpler. You will also find recommendations from previous students for life in the city, such as buying a quarterly card with a two-zone discount for public transport, in order to get to and from Barcelona and the university more easily.
Below we tell you what are some of the ways you have to meet other students in Cerdanyola del Vallés, in addition to interacting with your flatmates.
If you are going to go to the Autonomous University of Barcelona, you can join the ESN UAB. This association is in charge of integrating international students, planning a wide variety of activities and events.
Being so close to Barcelona, you can join both the Facebook groups that are only from Cerdanyola and those from the city of Barcelona. You will also find the ESN UAB group, where you can see the calendar with the activities that you can take part in.
Generally, from student associations as well as from Facebook groups, student groups are created on Whatsapp or Telegram. In them you can connect with other international young people who are going to be living in the city, thus having the possibility of making plans among yourselves.
We give you some recommendations for you to take into account when living in shared flats in this city of Barcelona:
If you are going to be in the city for one of its major festivals, you are to have the opportunity to experience Catalan culture up close in the centre of the city, especially if your accommodation is located there. In Cerdanyola there are festivals at all times of the year, so surely you can enjoy at least one of them.
Depending on which area you decide to stay in, you will be able to walk to the university or by train. Some neighbourhoods most chosen by students are the south, the centre and Serraperera.
|How much does a shared flat in Cerdanyola del Vallés cost?|
|The average for a spare room in a shared flat in this Catalan city is €350 per month, although it can be between €200 and €850 depending on the characteristics of the room and the flat it is in.|
|How to meet people in Cerdanyola del Vallés?|
|Take the opportunity to establish close relationships with your flatmates and make plans with them, both inside and outside the apartment. You can also connect with other students through student associations, Facebook groups and WhatsApp.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Cerdanyola del Vallés?|
|One of the advantages is that you will make your experience more fun, by being able to share the daily with your colleagues and organize activities and dinners with them. In addition, you will save on the cost of rent and make your student budget reach for more activities.|
|What should I take into account when entering a flat share in Cerdanyola del Vallés?|
|Ask the owner if the utility costs (water, electricity, gas, internet, etc.) are included in the rental price or not. You should ask your colleagues about the rules that are established about coexistence, such as cleanliness, schedules, and the possibility of holding meetings or receiving visitors.|
|What are the best apps to find roommates in Cerdanyola del Vallés?|
|One of the best apps/websites that you can use is Erasmus Play, where you will also be able to see the different options of shared and verified flats available in Cerdanyola del Vallés.|