Hello everyone! My name is Victoria and I am a Telecommunications Engineering student. In addition, I am a former Erasmus student, which was a rewarding experience in terms of growing, academically and personally.
I view this blog as a way to help exchange students that would like to come to the University of Granada for their exchange program. This city, as well as this country, has a lot to offer to them: the third-most spoken language in the world, a rich historical background and last but not the least, a city made for the university.
As a former Erasmus student myself, I know there are many things to take care of before getting onto the plane. One of the most important is where you should live.
Finding a good place to live can make your exchange even better, so I will try to explain a little bit about what I have learnt through my days as a university student.
The University is all over the map. However, you can differentiate between the two main campuses: Fuentenueva and Cartuja, which include many but not all of the degrees offered by the University. For example, the Computer Science department is located in the left corner of the map.
So then, how do you decide?
To me, one of the best things about Granada is that it is a small city. It has all the advantages of a big city but you can walk almost everywhere! Because of that, I have found that one of the best places to live in Granada is the middle of the map (around Fuentenueva and the train station). All the places that you would want to make it to are half an hour from there, in any direction.
Another great place to live would be Plaza de Toros. It is a very lively neighbourhood with many pubs and tapas’ bars.
Some helpful websites where you could find your future room are:
Nevertheless, if you do not find a room here that you really like, do not worry! Once you get to Granada, around the Campus de Fuentenueva, there are a lot of people looking for roommates, so you will find many ads in the residence halls.
After this quick review, I would also like to share with you a very interesting website which provide maps for young travelers. I discovered these maps in a pub in Bruges and I loved them. There is one about Granada, but there are so many more!
I hope you enjoy them!