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Erasmus experience in Brighton, United Kingdom

Why did you choose to go to Brighton, United Kingdom?

It wasn't a difficult decision, as it was my only option. But this place, if you want to learn English and live in a multicultural environment, is the most appropriate.

How long was your grant? How much money do you receive?

My grant was for 2 months and a half. The money given is enough to cover the rent for my house (in the outskirts) and to go by train almost anywhere you want to.


How's the student environment in Brighton?

The student environment can be felt everywhere: young people, signs with discounts for students, and specially a lot of people from abroad. It's difficult to not find a Spanish person.

Would you recommend the city and the University of Brighton to other students?


How's the food in the country?

Food... well, you eat. It's not the best in the world, but there are buffets and, as people here only eat a plate normally, they are big portions for the price you pay.

Was it difficult for you to find a house in Brighton?

In my case, living 10 km away from Brighton, finding a house wasn't that difficult, but it wasn't cheap at all. In my case I paid 400 ppm with everything included.

How much does it cost to live in Brighton?

With the basics (housing, expenses, food, going out occasionally) around 900-1000 pounds per month minimum.

How was your experience with the language? Did you attend a course at University?

For learning the language, the best thing you can do is to speak with people. They are really kind and try to understand you and make themselves understood. Sometimes they even correct you. And the course I'm attending is one offered by the Erasmus

What's the cheapest way to get to Brighton from your city?

Train, a return ticket is £11. A taxi isn't expensive either, it's £20 to get there. This is ideal for when you are a group of people and you can share the price between all.

What places would you recommend to go out clubbing in Brighton?

All the part in front of the beach is full of clubs

And where would you go for lunch in Brighton? Can you tell us your favourite places?

I don't really have a favourite to be honest. I keep changing every time I go there.

And as a cultural visit?

The Brighton Pier, The Royal Pavilion, and the streets with shops. It's a truism, but that's how it is.

Any advice that you want to give to future students in Brighton?

Make mistakes at the start. It's the best way to learn. Don't live the experience of others, just throw yourself to the adventure, and if you have any problem just say "Sorry, I'm from Spain. Only one week here", and it's all kindness.

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