Erasmus Experience in Madrid, Spain by Valentin

Why did you choose to go to Madrid, España?

Beautiful city, culture, many parties, hot weather.

How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

3 months even if I had to come back after only one month.

I received 1k2€ for three months

What is the student lifestyle like in Madrid?

Job the day, party and chill the night.

Visits the weekend.

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

For sure, at 1000%! It's not that expensive, many museums have free entry once a week, many parks, etc.

UAM was big enough to feel free, with a good architecture and green environment.

What is the food like?

I couldn't try a lot of things, but there are many restaurants and bars that give tapas during the day, that's an easy way to eat something good outside.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Madrid?

Yes, because I went during February, there were not rents everywhere.

How much does it cost to live in Madrid?

A bit cheaper compared to France.

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

If you studied a bit of Spanish, you'll remember quickly how to speak some things, but Spanish language talked by natives is way more difficult to understand.

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Madrid from your city?

I do not know, I guess bus from Toulouse.

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Madrid?

There are so many bars in Madrid, I couldn't choose one. Even stay outside in a park chilling with friends is awesome too.

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Madrid?

Unfortunately, I cannot, I didn't have the time to eat in a good restaurant.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Retiro Park for sure, but many others too. Once again take your time, there are a giant amount of things to visit, you'll enjoy it.

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Madrid in the future?


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