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Information about Montreal

This Canadian city attracts both young internationals who want to study English and those who want to study French. Thanks to this, the multicultural environment in the city is very fun and dynamic, sharing the experience with young people from different parts of the world.

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Private room Montreal3€666
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Know that, generally, the type of accommodation preferred by students is a room in a shared apartment. This allows them to save on the cost of rent by living together with roommates of different nationalities, which makes the experience much more enjoyable.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Montreal

Below, we mention some of the most relevant aspects of living in shared flats, to help you decide on your ideal accommodation.

Advantages of sharing a flat in Montreal

  • You will have more of your budget to enjoy all the leisure options of this Canadian city, which includes not only nightclubs and bars but also museums, theatres and other interesting historical sites to visit.
  • You will surely find a room that is conveniently located for you, either close to the institution you will attend or to the centre of the city. Keep in mind that some neighbourhoods preferred by young people are Quartier Latin, Plateau-Mont-Royal, Village, Downtown and Mile End.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Montreal

  • In winter, the minimum temperatures can reach even lower than -10 °C. You have to take this into account when looking for accommodation that has good heating and reach an agreement with your colleagues about its use.
  • The cheapest rooms are usually far from the city centre, so you have to pay close attention to the public transport connection you will have.

App for your international exchange programme in Montreal

To facilitate the entire process of your exchange in Montreal, we recommend that you make use of the apps available for international students. In them, you can carry out different procedures and read information and advice about life in the city. For example, one of them is that you try to learn both English and French when you are there, making the most of the multiculturalism of the city.

How to meet people in Montreal?

If you are overwhelmed by the thought of arriving in the city alone, do not worry! We tell you about some of the ways you have to meet people in Montreal, in addition to sharing moments with your flatmates.

Student associations in Montreal

There are many associations and sports clubs in that you will be able to join, so you should figure out what they are to find the one that corresponds to your interests. In addition, there are usually specific associations for international students, such as the “McGill International Student Network”.

Facebook groups for international students in Montreal

Different institutions and universities often create groups on this social network for international students, so you can search for them and join them. There are also general groups for students from different parts of the world who are in Montreal, in which it will be easier for you to connect with young people who go to other institutions.

WhatsApp groups for international students in Montreal

You will surely find WhatsApp to join, as well as Telegram servers Discord. We recommend that you do so, since in them, you will not only be in more direct contact with other students, but you will also be able to meet people who have similar interests to yours to make plans together.

Tips for sharing a student flat in Montreal

Remember these tips related to living in a shared flat in this Canadian city:

  • In addition to investing the savings on rent to enjoy Montreal, you can invest that money to travel to nearby cities with which there is a good connection. Some of them are Toronto, Ottawa, New York and Washington DC.
  • If you like to enjoy nature, you will have the opportunity to find accommodation that has easy access to Mont Royal Park, which not only has a large green space to enjoy but also viewpoints with views of the city.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Montreal

How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Montreal?
The price of a room in a private shared apartment or a residence usually starts at 350 CAD and up, although you will be able to find some cheaper ones if you search with time.
How to find roommates in Montreal?
The best thing you can do is search online communities like Erasmus Play, where you will be able to see the different available and verified accommodations that are part of shared flats.
Share a flat or live alone in Montreal?
We believe that the most fun option is to share a flat, so you can meet your colleagues as soon as you arrive in the city, and you do not feel alone. In addition, this allows you to save on rent and have more of your budget to make other plans.    
What should I know when entering a flat share in Montreal?
Ask if the utility bills (water, electricity, gas, etc.) are included in the rental price. You should also ask your colleagues about the rules of the flat, such as the cleaning timetable, visits, schedules, etc.    
How to choose ideal roommates in Montreal?
Ideally, all the flatmates would have different nationalities, so they can practise English or French even more, which is surely a goal for everyone.

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