When I got to know that we where able to study abroad, I knew from the beginning I wanted to study somewhere where they speak Spanish, because I have always want learn better Spanish, and Spain was the only option we had where they were Spanish speakers. So that’s why I chose Spain as my first option.
From the beginning I hoped I could go to Barcelona, but Madrid was the only option and I’m so happy that I got to Madrid instead. Madrid has everything you need!
About our living situation: We had to get our own apartments, which made us first very stressed, but we wrote in the Facebook group called ‘’Svenskar i Madrid’’ and some Swedish girls recommended us their old apartment, so we were so lucky that we got our apartment before we went to Madrid. Usually they recommend you go there and see the apartment first. Just because a lot of landlords is hard to trust, but we were super lucky! Unfortunately, it’s very expensive to rent apartments or rooms in Madrid... Maybe as every capital.
We lived in a three rooms apartment with 56 square meters. And we payed totally 1 800 euro/month divided at girls. Its very much money for students but we had the Erasmus, CSN and savings. We also lived in the city, city centre. The biggest shopping street was right around the corner and we could walk to almost everything! We thought it was better to live closer to the city where everything is happening, than close to school. In Madrid there is not that kind of student life that ‘’everyone lives together.’’ People rent a room in a 10 rooms apartment or have their own apartments. And just a room in a shared apartment is around 500 euro.