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Erasmus Experience in Malaga, Spain by Khan

Published by Farid Khan — 6 days ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Why did you choose to go to Malaga, Spain?

Actually our university had an agreement with just one university for mobility exchange program and that was University of Malaga. So I had one option to come here and do my research work here. But I must say having a single option was the perfect as I came here.

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

The scholarship includes return flight tickets and monthly amount of 850 euro which is more than enough for a single person. As Malaga is a tourist city, so the accomodation near the city center is little bit high like around 300 euro, but it's ok as other expenses of meals , food and grocery are not that much high. Maximum expense of a student will be around 400-470 euro.

What is the student lifestyle like in Malaga?

The student life there is quite interesting as the people there are very friendly and moreover they can clearly understand English language so do not worry if you can't speak Spanish. There are a lot of extra curricular activities arranged by the university for the students. The university is very beautiful connected with metro station. Students can easily reach there by metro. As mostly students prefer to come to Malaga on erasmus so you can find many erasmus students. At night most of the students can be seen enjoying parties.

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

Of course I will. One must not miss the opportunity of visiting Malaga.

What is the food like?

Malaga is cross cultural city so there you can find Spanish, Mexican, India, Pakistani, Arabic and Italian food easily. Actually, most of the time, I used to cook food there:). Fish is one of the favorite food item. No one should not be worried about the food, you will like the food.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Malaga?

Yes, easily I found the accommodation. I must mention to visit for accomodation there you can easily find the rooms. Wallopop is also a good android application and can be used room sharing, sell and buy things.

How much does it cost to live in Malaga?

Actually, it does not cost much. As Malaga is not a very big city, you can easily visit to different corner of the city by walk. In short, I stated previously if you spend a good time then around 400-450 euors, more lavish lifestyle then may be more than 500 euro.

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

I did not know about the language as I had my research work there. I remembered there are Spanish classes 2-3 times week in city campus. So interested students can take classes there.

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

I traveled from Pakistan , so the only option was of flight:)

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

One must go out at night to city center as on different days there some any activity going on. At night people used to go for drink, eat and for dance parties.

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

I can't specifically mention as every one can find the names of the restaurants. But the best option is to go to city center there you can easily find your desired restaurants.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Specifically Alcazaba de Malaga, Gibralfaro castle, cathedral, botanical gardens, Picaso museum and a lot more.

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

Enjoy the every second in Malaga. People come to Malaga for few days just to visit it and you will be the lucky persons who will stay here for long time. Go to the beach and take sun bath (if you plan to come in Jan/Feb). Buy any used bicycle through wallopop or idealista and use that for the whole duration of the stay. Do make friends as you will have endless memories with them when you leave Malaga.

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