5 Good Reasons to Have Roommates on Erasmus

When going to study abroad, there are so many things that you need to sort out. One of the most important things is your accommodation. Your living situation when living abroad plays a big role on your overall Erasmus experience. If you want to save money, and get the most out of student life when living on Erasmus, then why not consider living with roommates? We've compiled a list of 5 reasons why you should opt for living with roommates.

Save a significant amount of money

Compared to living on your own in an apartment or a dorm, living with roommates cuts down the price of rent. With a lower rent price to pay, you have more money to spend on leisure. Get the most out of your Erasmus experience, and spend your extra money on travelling the country, or even just going out with friends. Whichever way you want to spend your Erasmus, you will now have extra money to do so!

Discover a different culture

Living with roommates on Erasmus, is also a chance to meet and live with people from all over the world. You can discover firsthand what it's like to live with someone whose culture differs from yours. If you're lucky, you might be able to live with someone who's from the country in which you're doing your Erasmus. This is perfect for really immersing yourself in a different culture. You get to experience everyday customs of the region, and you might even be able to get tips from your roommate about where to go, what to see, etc.

Easily learn another language

When living with international students, you’re constantly exposed to a foreign language. If you're going on Erasmus, and you're lucky enough to find a roommate from the country in which you're living in, then it's the perfect opportunity to learn! You can practise speaking the language with your roommate, and because you live with them, you're bound to improve! You're most likely to enrich your vocabulary and spoken skills in the foreign language.

Make friends with ease

It goes without saying that you're more likely to make friends if you live with roommates. First of all, it's easier to become friends with your roommate, because you live with them and see them all the time. Also you can make friends through your roommates. Living with people, opens you up to a whole new network of friends and acquaintances.

Rent out a bigger apartment

When living with other students, you can pool your rent money together and rent a bigger space! Renting a bigger apartment is more ideal than living in a cramped student dorm room or a tiny studio apartment. Also, living in a big apartment allows you to have cool parties, your place could be the focal point of hanging out with you and your friends (and your roommates’ friends!), and therefore you can enjoy the real Erasmus experience!

If you’re looking for roommates on Erasmus, or just in general, then check out our blog on “How to Successfully Post a Roommate Ad”.

Author: Roomlala