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Erasmus Experience in Reykjavík, Iceland by Oriol

Published by Oriol Vilanova — 12 days ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland

Why did you choose to go to Reykjavík, Iceland?

I'm studyig geology, soit is the perfect plac to be. Great landscapes, nature, ...

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

My scholarship takes 5 months I receive 300 euros per month from Erasmus program.

What is the student lifestyle like in Reykjavík?

It is very nice, there are a lot of Erasmus students that want to meet new people and have fun.
In downtown there are a lot of pubs.

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


What is the food like?

The food is expensive, however if you o to Bonus supermarket the prices are affordable. There also some restaurants with Icelandic food that are quite good.

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Reykjavík?

No, University of Iceland provide me different webpages to look at.

How much does it cost to live in Reykjavík?

The minimum cost for renting a room is 500 euros per month if you share it, so if you want to be alone in a room it increase easy to 600 and 700.
The cost of food is not that bad if you to supermarket and you do a smart shopping. Maybe 200 per month.
The public trasnsport is not as good as other European cities, and it is expensive too. However you can buy an student card per six months for 230 euros.

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

Icelandic is a difficult language, the university offer you Icelandic courses. Nevertheless, everyone speak English.

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

By plane.

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Iceland National Museum, all the downtown, Sun Voyager

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