10 TX Tips to rent a flat

10 TX Tips to rent a flat

If you are planning to start an Internship in one of the beautiful countries ofEurope, you have to prepare a bit yourself and make some research before taking the plane. For this reason we have some Erasmus tips and we’ve thought that the first step for making your Internship perfect is, to look for a flat. So, in order to help you, we designed a little list of advises that can certainly serve you. 

LandLord

  • Landlords are interested in renting a place for at least half a year (especially in august and September they are looking for clients like that). The biggest competition for apartments is in end of summer and beginning of study year because a lot of students are coming.

        The location

  • The location is an important factor in choosing a place, but not necessary to be the most important. Distance from your internship till your home can not be a big problem if in a city are friendly infrastructure, nice public transportation or possibility to rent a bike.

         Accommodation

  • You can find accommodation in online platforms, listed on our blog. But another good place for finding an accommodation is Facebook groups. It is good to connect with other ERASMUS people and live with other international students. When you are ERASMUS you are looking for  friends with common interests as you have, who also love traveling, partying and enjoying a life. When you live together with other Erasmus, then it is easier to get in touch with new people and have an amazing time.

         Share your flat

  • So,  if you want to maintain the Erasmus tradition alive is to share your flat 🙂

         Preparation

  • Before coming you can schedule some meeting and prepare more. Then it is easier if you want to check an apartment before taking it.

         Manage you accommodation

  • If you can not manage your accommodation before arriving, first days you can stay in somebody’s place using couch-surfing. Local people can help you in finding your accommodation, you can meet new friends and save some money.

         Be careful with you contract

  • Read careful what you are signing and if you don’t speak their native language – ask for English documentation. Being careful with your contract can save a lot of money and time.

         Suspicious

  • Look suspicious at too cheap prices! Better pay more for service or guaranty, but live safe and calm in a legal way. Better communicate by e-mail or WhatsApp, before arriving in your host country. And also search on internet for reviews upon your accomodation place.

    Good to have a plan B

  • If nothing is signed and no money paid, everything can be canceled. In circumstances like that, you need to react quickly to finding a new alternative. It is good to always have a plan B.

          Last tips.

  • Last but not least from our Erasmus tips: if you are planning to come back, you better keep your house-lords contact, in order to save some extra costs 🙂

If  you´re interested to do an internship abroad don´t hesitate to take a look on our offers, make an account on trainingexperience.org and start applying on your favourites. We are here for your questions and we can help you find the perfect internship without any cost involved. Find out more details here.

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