Does the idea of studying in the capital of the island of Malta appeal to you? You are not the only one! Many young people choose Valletta for their study exchange, both for the experience of life on an island and for delving into the local culture.
Most students prefer to live in shared flats in Valletta, to save on the housing rent and to live with roommates from different parts of the world. If any of your flatmates is local, you will be able to learn much more about the Maltese way of life.
Here are some pros and cons of living in shared flats in this city in Malta:
There are many rooms available in areas filled with students, such as Msida, Gzira, St Julian's, Kappara and Ta Giorni.
You can pick between single spare rooms and shared spare rooms. Of course, take a good look at how many housemates each one has, to decide on the most suitable for you.
The level of demand for this type of accommodation is usually very high, especially when the beginning of the academic year approaches.
Some student residences also function as hostels, so there will be a high rotation of flatmates during your stay.
Do you want the process of your mobility to Valletta to be more straightforward? We suggest you download some Apps for Erasmus+ at your disposal. In these apps, you will not only notice instructions for the necessary paperwork, the Learning Agreement and the validation of subjects, but also information about life in the city and some tips from other young people. They advise making the most of your stay in Valletta by visiting the island and getting to know all its corners and beaches, even some that have red sand, like San Blas Bay and Ramla Bay!
In addition to befriending your flatmates, use any of the following ways to meet people in the capital of Malta:
The Erasmus Student Network includes ESN Malta, an association for students where you will be able to receive help when you arrive in the city and with which you will be able to join numerous events and activities they organize. That way, it will be simple and fun to meet other students in the city and on the island.
In the ESN Facebook group, you will be able to see the calendar with the planned activities that you can join, which include boat trips and parties, sports such as surfing, beach volleyball, seaside and diving, as well as affordable trips around and around the island.
On several occasions, Facebook groups and associations create WhatsApp groups so that students can be more connected with each other. Take the opportunity to propose plans or trips you want to do, you will surely find someone with similar interests who wants to join.
Keep these recommendations in mind when living in shared flats in the capital of Malta:
Enjoy the island's beaches, but try not to bring it home! Make sure you don't fill the flat with sand when you return.
If you are lucky enough to be in town during the Freedom Day Regatta on May 31, don't miss the celebrations at Grand Harbor and the flowers being laid at the Floriana memorial.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Valletta?|
|The price of a single room usually starts at €330 per month and up and that of a shared room usually starts at €240 per month.|
|Why share a student flat in Valletta?|
|One of the main reasons why you should share a flat is because it allows you to save on rent, being able to take advantage of that extra to do many more activities that enrich your exchange on the island. You will also be able to live in a multicultural environment and befriend your roommates, who will surely be some of your closest friends from experience.|
|What should I take into account when entering a flat share in Valletta?|
|You have to know that each person has different habits, so you will have to get used to coexistence in a multicultural environment. Respect the space and schedule of others, and keep communication open to avoid bad vibes.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Valletta?|
|Try that among all the roommates they have similar lifestyles, or at least that they are compatible in terms of schedules, parties, cleaning, etc. They are usually the aspects that generate the most problems in coexistence, so it would be good to avoid them.|
|What are the best apps to find roommates in Valletta?|
|One of the best apps/websites is Erasmus Play since in it you will also be able to see the different verified rooms of shared flats and residences, avoiding possible fraud with unverified flats.|