Experience your Erasmus in Bari

10/12/2019
Blog       Experience your Erasmus in Bari

Welcome on board! We guess that you are about to experience your Erasmus in Bari or to live in this beautiful and warm city for your new job.

Get ready to be amazed by this incredible adventure. Bari, the main city in Apulia and one of the most popular places in the Southern Italy, has so much to offer: an incredible culinary tradition, charming locations (all the surrounding areas) and a beautiful coastline. 

Coming to a new place, a new country might be stressful, but we want you to enjoy every moment of this journey. Therefore, we collected some tips to get settled here by searching apartments in Bari, meeting new friends and enjoying the unique flair of the city.

Before your arrival 

How exciting was applying for the Erasmus program or for the new job? We feel you, but now here comes the challenging part: looking for an accommodation in Bari with some months in advance, to ensure you the perfect room or flat for you!   

Rooms in shared flats in Bari

Flat-hunting might be a little stressful, but it’s the most important part of this adventure. What do you have to keep in mind? Well, first, the budget, the area and the public transportation are the things to consider while looking for an housing solution.

The secret to fully enjoy the Erasmus experience is to rent a room in a shared flat and to live (and party) with other young internationals. Why is it the best way? You won’t give up on having your own big spaces, but you can also share beautiful moments with your flatmates.

Get an Italian SIM card

Your friends back home and family will be pretty curious about how your adventure is going! Keep them informed and check if your mobile phone plan is valid in Italy (European citizens won’t any problem). But, a prepaid card or a new plan is needed If you come from a Non-Eu Country. Our tip is to pick cheap options such as Wind, Vodafone, Tre, Tim, Fastweb Mobile, Iliad, etc.

Obtain a VISA in Italy 

An Erasmus student doesn’t have to think about any legal issue, since everything is fixed in the exchange contract. But if you plan to extend the stay or look for a career in Bari you should know how to get legal and obtain the Visa in Italy. If you are a Non-EU citizen, you have to apply as soon as possible, while the European ones can stay in the country with just their ID or Passport for 90 days. 

Get a look here and collect the information to apply!   

Meet new friends in your Erasmus in Bari

A storm of feelings is waiting for you! You’ll be excited, a little scared, happy and much more! We perfectly know how being an Erasmus student feels like. No worries, your Erasmus will be such an intense experience: you’ll have fun, meeting and connecting with loads of young internationals.

The experience you’re gonna live is way better than expected, but first, if you want to start meeting more people, our tip is to join online communities on Facebook, looking for keywords such as “Erasmus in Bari” or “Expats in Bari”, and to live in a shared flat: the best solution to meet new international friends! 

Get a look at our living guide to discover more about how to get the most out of your Erasmus!

Pack your suitcase and get ready to live a unique Bari experience!

See you soon,

helpHousing team

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Beatrice

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Beatrice, an italian passionate about coffee (and food) that fell in love with Madrid, its international vibes and its latin rhythms. She's a dreamer that loves telling stories and travels through her photos.

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