Have you applied for an Erasmus in Valencia? You couldn’t make a better choice! According to the Erasmus + Annual report, Spain is the first country for the incoming exchange students. Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia are the most rated ones... so, here your adventure start!
Valencia, a city with a thriving culture, a worldwide popular culinary tradition (it’s the cradle of the delicious paella!) and a beautiful coastline - oh, and take into account the incredible Valencia nightlife!
Are you ready to live all this and much more? Get a look here, you’ll find some tips and useful information to get settled, to look for apartments in Valencia, to meet new friends and enjoy the many events!
Well, we guess that you enjoyed a lot the moment you found out that Valencia would have been your home for the next months!
By the way, the very first thing you have to do way before your arrival is to look for an accommodation in Valencia.
By now, you know that flat-hunting is the most important part of this great journey such as an Erasmus program: many things to keep in mind (budget, area, transportation) and not much time to set everything.
Our first tip is renting a room in a shared flat, since it’s you’ll have all the advantages: not only your own room and privacy, but also the chance to share incredible moments with your flatmates.
We guess that all of your family and friends back home are curious about how your Erasmus in Valencia will look like! Therefore, keep sharing the best memories with them. First, before your arrival, check if your mobile phone plan is valid in Spain. The European citizens shouldn’t have many problems (just reduced data), but Non-EU students will have to look for new deals: you can choose a prepaid card or a contract. We suggest you Lycamobile, Vodafone, Orange, Movistar, etc.
Being an Erasmus student in Valencia is as easy as drinking a coffee - in terms of legality - but, if you want to extend your stay after your study exchange period or wish to find a job in here, you should know how to get legal and obtain the NIE in Spain - within 90 days - (or TIE if you’re not European, as soon as possible).
Get a look here and collect the information to apply!
You’ll feel happy, excited, overwhelmed, self-confident, but also a little scared. The upcoming adventure is a mix of emotions that will fulfil you every single day before the arrival in the new city. No worries, we totally feel you. This Erasmus will make you meet loads of people, have incredible fun, and deeply connect with several other young internationals (and with yourself)!
Live it with no worries and get ready to change, to run into new cultures, different languages and culinary tastes. Furthermore Valencia is a vibrant city, with plenty of events all year round; that’s why the city is one of the most popular ones in Europe for young internationals.
The best way to start meeting more people is to join online communities on Facebook, looking for keywords such as “Erasmus in Valencia” or “Expats in Valencia”, and to pick a room in a shared flat with other international people!
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 truly unique Valencia experience!
See you soon,
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.