There are so many things to consider when searching for a place to live abroad. Luckily, we’ve been through some of those tough decisions for you!
How Close Is It To Your Classes?
When you’re abroad, it’s important to be close to your classes. You don’t want to waste time and money on transportation that could otherwise be spent studying or enjoying your new life in a foreign country. But how close is too far? It depends on the school’s location and the size of the campus. If it’s small, then having student housing across town may not be much more inconvenient than having off-campus accommodation within walking distance. If you are attending a large university with multiple campuses scattered across a city (such as University College London), being somewhere near campus is essential for convenience’s sake. In this situation, you’ll probably have several options: living right next door in student housing (which usually has its own bus service), renting an apartment that is within walking distance, or living about twenty minutes away from campus but closer than some other options in terms of cost per square foot, etc.
What’s The Total Cost?
When choosing your student accommodation abroad, it’s important to consider the total cost for the year. This means looking at:
● The total cost of accommodation
● The average price of food
● How much you’ll spend on transport and travel?
● What entertainment expenses you might incur?
It’s also worth asking about other costs such as insurance and utilities, which are often included in rent but not always clearly stated upfront.
Security And Safety
Security and safety should be a high priority when choosing student accommodation in Loughborough. You need to ensure that both the area and the building are safe, as well as your own room.
You should think about:
● The area your accommodation is located. Is it busy or quiet? Does it have many people around? Is there any crime in the area? What crimes are common in your city?
● The building itself—is it new, old, high-rise or low-rise? How big is it? Does it have many students living there and how many staff members work at the building (and are they all qualified)?
Is there CCTV installed inside and outside of the building for you to feel safe at all times in case anything happens by accident? Such as someone breaking into their apartment while they’re sleeping overnight because they didn’t lock their front door properly before going upstairs after work so now this person could easily enter through their back window instead.
If you are a social person, it is important to be close to the action. You will want to live in an area that has good transport links and plenty of cafes and bars. If you are a quiet person, consider living somewhere more peaceful. It is also worth thinking about how much time you spend partying. If this is important to you, then look for a student accommodation in Wolverhampton that is near a bar or pub so that it’s easy for friends to meet up with each other after work or lectures finish at night (and maybe before).
Comfort And ‘Home-Feel’
● A comfortable bed: You’ll be spending a lot of time in your student accommodation, so it’s important to make sure that your bed is comfortable.
● A private bathroom: This is especially important if you have roommates or if you’re sharing with several other people at the same time.
● A kitchenette or shared kitchens: This will allow you to cook for yourself instead of relying on restaurants alone for all meals.
Easy Application Process
● Application Process
Choosing accommodation is easier than you think, and the application form is not long at all. There are no fees and you can get an answer within 24 hours.
You want to study in an area that has good transport links and close-by amenities such as shops and restaurants. Some colleges/universities may provide free wifi in their buildings, but this isn’t always the case so check what’s available before choosing where to live.
Room Type Vs. Room Quality
When you’re looking for student accommodations, you may be surprised at the number of options available. You can choose from homestays, flat shares, or dormitories. Or perhaps you can live in a mix of all three. While these options might seem similar at first glance, they are actually quite different from one another. Before choosing where to live as an international student—and how much money to spend on accommodation—you should consider each option carefully so that your choice meets your needs and preferences.
What Amenities Are Included?
● What amenities are included?
● Some housing options may require you to provide your own bedding and towels, while others include these items in the room rate. If you’re not sure what to expect, look through photos of rooms to see if they show bunks with mattresses or beds with linens on them. Some dorms have kitchen facilities and laundry services; others don’t. Make sure you know what’s available within walking distance of your student accommodation before deciding whether it’s right for you.
● Is there a gym or pool? If so, consider how much time per week you think you’ll spend working out; this will help determine whether having access to a fitness facility is important during your stay abroad.
Housemates: Similar Or Diverse?
When choosing accommodation, you will be living with people from all over the world. It is important to consider how well you get along with others and how much of an impact this may have on your studies. You may live in a dormitory full of fellow students who all speak the same language or study the same subject, but this is not always guaranteed. Some people are more outgoing than others and some may not be into making friends with strangers just because they’re in a shared space together. While it can be fun meeting new people and learning about their cultures, it is important to know if can actually get along with your housemates.
Availability Of Support Services
When you’re living in a new place, there are bound to be some challenges. You need to know if there are any support services available; if there is someone who can help if you have a problem, and how easy is it to contact the support services. What are the opening hours of these support services, and how much does it cost to use them? For example, it is important to know if your accommodation offers 24/7 maintenance or security staff who live on-site and can give you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly when you’re not around.
Your student accommodation is likely to be one of the most important decisions you make during your study abroad adventure. It can be a crucial piece in helping you adjust to life away from home—or it could leave you feeling lonely and homesick. Never forget that your surroundings have an impact on your mood, so choose wisely!