As we told you in a previous article, Spain is in the top ranking for abroad programs in Europe. Madrid, more specifically, the main city, international and bustling hub, could be the perfect place for your career. If you still are thinking about it, here are some reasons to study abroad in Madrid that hopefully will help you to make your choice!
Every year Spain welcomes thousands of international students that move here to enroll for a new university career or to live their abroad semester/year experience. It’s one of the most famous destinations all around the world and Madrid, above all, seems to be one of the best ones. Why?
Keep reading and get ready to discover the reasons to study abroad in Madrid with us!
Moving to a new city or a new country is an amazing opportunity for your career, for your life experience; but it’s not that naturally easy for everyone. Beside the extreme fun, you’ll meet new people, cultures, languages you’ll need to adapt to.
We have been witnessing this beautiful melting process for years and we’d like to give you a few tips to make your settlement easier. But, first of all, you need to change your mindset as soon as you step into the airplane: be open minded and ready to try new things.
1. Learn Spanish basic words and sentences to communicate with the locals (even though English is mostly spoken among young people).
2. Get used to a slow lifestyle: Spanish routine runs slow and folks here like to enjoy each moment of their day.
3. People are welcoming and extremely sociable! Don’t be shy, you’re in the country where sharing meals (tapas), experiences and fun is a main part of the culture.
4. Pay attention to pickpocketing: this is a quite normal thing in big and crowded cities, but we want to warn you anyway. Try to keep your belongings safe, especially when you’re going out at night!
And now you’ll finally get to know why this city is the best place to experience a study abroad program!
Madrid is home to many highly ranked universities such as Complutense, Carlos III, IE Business School, Comillas Pontifical, Politécnico and many others: Here the education offer for economic careers, humanities, fine arts or engineering won’t let you down at all!
Having an experience abroad means getting to know different cultures and languages; is there any other better place than Madrid? This country is home to uncountable worldwide communities: is one of the main destinations for Europeans, North Africans and Americans (Northern and Southern) as well. Moreover, its strategic position will allow you to travel throughout Spain itself or the neighbouring countries for a cheap price.
Madrid offers a great public transportation service made up of several buses and metro lines, trains, with good deals for students and young people. Moreover you can find many alternative options such as bikes for sharing (or car).
The good thing about public transport in Madrid is that it never stops: you’ll be able to find many options to get where you want all day and night long.
Madrid will surprise you with the uncountable touristy historical places, its outstanding landscapes and the modern architectural venues. From the Royal Palace to Plaza Mayor, from the great rooftop terraces to the Prado and Reina Sofia Museum, from Retiro park to the best shopping streets, stopping by the many coloured neighborhoods. You won’t be able to discover all the attractions that the city has to offer.
Madrid is among the most famous European destinations, but what it makes it truly attractive for young internationals is that it is way more affordable.
Discover everything about the cost of living in Madrid (transportation, housing, dining, healthcare, etc.) and get ready to plan your unforgettable stay abroad!
Madrid is the city that never sleeps, always offering new plans for both locals and tourists, all year round. During the day you’ll run into crowded streets and squares, green areas, shops and cute cafes, or exploring museums, exhibitions and events. But you’ll be even more surprised by the night entertainment in the Spanish capital city! When the sun goes down, people liven up Madrid by going to enjoy some quality time eating in tapas bars, drinking on rooftop terraces or dancing all night long in the uncountable clubs popping up in every area of the city.
Aren’t these enough reasons for you to pick up Madrid as your next destination for your international experience? Then, check out these 11 reasons why studying in Madrid will change your life, by our friends from Citylife Madrid.
Get ready to study abroad in Madrid...cause we can’t wait to welcome you here!
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