There are different kinds of student accommodations one can choose abroad – apartments, private dormitory, shared house, shared flats, solo studios, and university dorms. These are mostly located near universities or educational institutions. These accommodations will include basic facilities to support student life. However, there are a few things to expect from any student accommodation. They are as follows:
- Book your accommodation in advance and make sure it is available when you arrive
Once you have sourced your admission in the desired institution. Most importantly without any further delay, the next task becomes to look for reasonable and comfortable accommodation. Make sure that you look for accommodation in advance and communicate your date of arrival and get an email confirmation from the place of stay that a room will be ready when you arrive.
- Ensure to get all those points- a tick in your list
Make sure to tick all the list of amenities that the place of stay has agreed upon over the email. It is important that you take it to the notice of the authorities in case anything is not met and that you have paid for. It is important you check it in upon your arrival and report any discrepancies rather than putting it to the next day and then you are liable for it.
- Safety first
Safety first! Very important to choose a safe place to stay. To know more, just visit website for apartments, flats, university dorms that will have authorized access with biometric systems in place. Buildings will also be equipped with webcams but it is good to get some reviews about a place before you sign up for a long stay. you could always reach out to people who have lived there before or the people in that area, and scoop out any shady records that the landlord may try to hide about the rental’s history.
- Take it slowly
Do not jump to sign a long term stay contract with private accommodation as it might appear appealing to you on the first day. We recommend you sign up for a one months’ trial, if possible. It is only when you start staying there that you’ll get to know the place. You might notice things that you want to rectify or change, bring it to the authorities, and if it is not done you could have the freedom of moving to another place. But if you have paid the for a long term contract, you will then have to compromise and adjust to not bear any over-the-top losses. Plus, on the more positive side of trial periods, if all goes well in your first month of stay, you can go and sign a long term contract with it.
- Proximity Vs accessibility
A rented place that’s not-so-close to the institution may be cheaper but you may find yourself in a place that has much lesser facilities. Make sure that the accommodation is a short distance away from convenience stores, hospitals, and a police station, in case of emergencies. Ideally, you should go for a place that has plentiful transportation options nearby, and also food options, for let’s admit it: You are not going to be as active as you think, and you’ll be eating out often!
- Connectivity and power assured
Most of the student accommodations options will surely be provided with WiFi, or internet facilities 24/7. This takes off a big worry for the parents back home and will also put you in ease. The facilities are always powered by electricity. Any instance of power failure is rare.
Student accommodation abroad are lively, well equipped with amenities to help the stay abroad, read and abide by the guidelines during your stay. Have a great stay abroad!