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How to Find Someplace to Live When Studying Abroad

August 2018

There are several important steps that one needs to take when preparing for a degree abroad, and finding the right accommodation Is among one of those. You can choose from an endless list of options including hostels, guest houses, on campus housing or even private accommodation, and be sure to explore all of your options before making a conclusive decision. Here's how you can find a place to live when studying abroad.

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Begin your search early

Once you have confirmation on where you will be studying, you can begin looking for places. Most program providers assist with staying options on campus; however there may be certain criteria that you will need to fulfill before gaining a spot there. You can also speak to past veterans who have studied abroad to know of places that are up for grabs.

Be part of social media groups

The internet is one of the most resourceful tools available when looking for a place to live. There are several groups and forums online that discuss rental options in the city. Browsing through these sites allows you to check for apartment listings, look for potential roommates and even compare rent prices.


When considering housing options, be sure to factor in the location as well. Choose a location that has easy access to your university and doesn't require long traveling hours, most importantly one that fits into your budget.

Learn to adapt

Adjusting to your new home may not seem to be such an easy task at first, however stepping out of your comfort zone is necessary when trying to get the most out of your experience abroad. Living in a foreign country is a life altering experience, allow yourself to slowly transition into your new environment.

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We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

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