Despite being a relatively small city, two universities welcome numerous international students every year in Vicenza: the University of Verona and the University Study Foundation of Vicenza. Thanks to this, every year young people tend to make a large group of friends who come from different nationalities, taking part in many activities together. In addition, this can also influence if you live in a shared flat since your flatmates are most likely from different parts of the world.
In case you have not yet decided to rent a shared flat with other students, here are some of the most relevant pros and cons of this type of accommodation:
If you want to make the planning and experience of your exchange easier, we recommend that you download some apps for Erasmus+ that are available. In them, you will not only find a large amount of relevant information for the exchange, but also online communities where you will be able to read recommendations from students who have been to Vicenza before. One of the tips they give is to find out which Sunday of each month many of the city's museums are free, so you can take the opportunity to get to know the ones that interest you more affordably.
Vicenza is indeed a relatively small city, but don't worry, you have different ways to meet people and other students who are in the same situation as you. We give you some examples below:
The Erasmus Student Network does not have an exclusive branch for Vicenza, but it does have one in nearby Verona and Padua. Thanks to this, you can join one of those ESNs to be able to enjoy all the activities they carry out and be part of the different events every week in your free time. Also, both cities have the AEGEE, so you can consider joining it.
Regarding these groups, there are ESN Padua, ESN ASE Verona, AEGEE Padua and AEGEE Verona. In them, you will be able to see the calendar with all the activities planned for the month and decide which of them you are going to sign up for. These include affordable travel, international dining, theme parties and much more.
You will most likely find WhatsApp groups created by the associations or by other students. We recommend that you join them, so you can be connected more directly and instantly, being able to join more plans.
We give you some tips for you to consider when living in a student flat in this Italian city:
|How much does a shared flat cost in Vicenza?|
|The price of a spare room in a shared apartment is usually around €350-400 per month on average, although it can be between €290 and €500 per month.|
|How to meet people in Vicenza?|
|It will be easy to meet other international students in your apartment and at the university, but if you want to widen your circle of friends, you can join one of the ESN or AEGEE in Padua or Verona to meet young people who are on exchange in those cities. You can reach them in around 30 minutes or an hour respectively.|
|Why share a student flat in Vicenza?|
|Because it allows you to explore much more of Italy, thanks to having less of your budget allocated to accommodation. In addition, it will make the exchange much more fun, living in a multicultural environment during your stay in Vicenza.|
|What to ask before entering a flat share in Vicenza?|
|You have to ask above all what the rules of the house are before entering, to lay down the necessary foundations to avoid misunderstandings of coexistence.|
|What are the best apps to find roommates in Vicenza?|
|One of the best apps/websites is Erasmus Play, where you will find an online community to easily find roommates and accommodation in shared apartments.|