The International Office at FH Vorarlberg was so helpful and gave me all the info I could possibly need. They even arranged the accommodation for me, so the only thing I had to do was choose a room number. The costs of living in Austria is about the same as here, and therefore also the rent for the apartment. I paid 399 euros (approximately 4000 sek) per month, for a private bedroom and a kitchen+ toilet that I shared with two others. The apartment was newly renovated and was therefore in really good condition.
After just a short time I had made friends that I knew would be for life, and just writing about it makes my heart all warm. The funny thing is, I was prepared for my semester abroad consisting of 5 months of studying, and nothing else. In reality, my semester abroad consisted of meeting amazing people from literally every corner of the world, sharing crazy memories such as mountain hikes that where way to dangerous, parties that you never knew how they would end, baths in beer, street carnivals and so much more. I lived in a house with 24 other exchange students, meaning I was constantly surrounded by my friends. Life was never boring in Austria!