University dorms or renting a flat? That is the question.
Honestly it’s all up to you! But first let me tell you something about both of them.
University dorms are way more cheaper then renting a flat. If you’re willing to choose the student dorms, we assure you that you’ll have lots of fun, it's much more easier to meet new people, improve your language skills, learn about new cultures and make friends from other countries and beyond! Also, the rooms are for 2,3 or 4 persons with a private bathroom and fridge in the room and they cost less then 100 euro.
On the other side If you're an Erasmus student looking for a flat to rent, here are some things you should consider:
Location: Look for a flat that is located near your university or college, or has easy access to public transportation. It is also important to consider if the neighborhood is safe and has access to basic amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, and pharmacies.
Budget: Consider your budget and make sure the rent, bills and other expenses such as internet and gas are affordable for you. Don't forget to factor in the cost of food, transportation, and leisure activities.
For example: In Pitesti the average price for renting a flat is 200 euro without the other bills
Roommates: If you plan to share the flat with other people, make sure you get to know your roommates in advance, and ensure you have a clear understanding of the rules and responsibilities that come with sharing a living space.
Lease agreement: Read the lease agreement carefully, and ensure you understand all the terms and conditions before signing it. Pay attention to details such as the duration of the lease, the rent amount, the security deposit, and the conditions for terminating the lease.
Furnishing: Check if the flat is furnished or unfurnished, and if it meets your needs. Some flats may only come with basic furniture such as a bed, a wardrobe and a desk, while others may have more appliances and amenities such as a washing machine, a dryer, or a dishwasher.
Safety: Make sure the flat is equipped with safety features such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and secure locks on doors and windows.
Landlord: Get to know the landlord or the rental agency, and ensure they are reputable and reliable. Check for reviews and feedback from previous tenants to get an idea of their experiences.
Communication: Make sure you have a clear means of communication with your landlord or rental agency, and that they are available to address any issues or concerns that may arise during your stay.
By considering these factors, you can find a flat that meets your needs and ensures a comfortable and safe stay during your Erasmus experience.