Upon getting accepted at the university of your choice abroad, the next step is to secure convenient accommodation. When it comes to student accommodation, there are a lot of options to explore and many things to consider and it can be quite the hassle. You will need to find somewhere that best fits your needs; so here are seven things to consider while booking student accommodation.
1.Start Searching Early
You must begin your student accommodation-hunting as early as possible; you’re not going to be the only one seeking a place to stay and the competition for good rooms and houses can rapidly heat up. This will put you ahead of the competition for prime locations and high-quality student accommodation. Go to Casita’s website and browse the hundreds of rooms available.
2. Set your Budget
This step is quite important. Student housing options are available with a variety of prices, so there is something for everyone. Dorms and other private student accommodation may be expensive, especially when including facilities like gym access and catering. If you’re a returning student, being a resident advisor may qualify you for a discount.
3. Consider Location
Student accommodation location is very important. It is supposed to be within close proximity to the university of your choice and it should also be within a short walking distance from transport links to help you navigate the city easily.
4. Make Sure it’s Safe
Safety is your top priority. You have to make sure that your student accommodation is safe and secured with CCTV and security staff. More importantly, make sure that your room is private and secured with a fob lock.
5. Consider your Preferences
What kind of student accommodation do you prefer? Studios, ensuites, shared apartments, and purpose-built student accommodation (PSA) are all types of accommodation that vary in many aspects. Also, think of the facilities and services you’d like to have; Wi-Fi, laundry, study spaces, communal areas, content insurance, and entertainment areas are among the amenities and services to consider.
6. Consider Cleanliness
You should be able to get back to a clean place after a long day on campus. Examine the property for symptoms of mold or filth when you go to see it, especially if it’s a privately rented accommodation. If you’re touring a university dorm, ask if the communal areas are regularly cleaned by someone or if you’ll have to rely on your hallmates to clean up after themselves.
7. Ask for Viewings
Don’t just go with the first option you find, keep in mind that you’ll be staying there for at least a year. You must book a student accommodation that is ideal for you. If you’re going on a trip to see various sites, try to make a list of as many properties as you can so you can drop by and check them out; make the journey worthwhile. Don’t feel obligated to sign up for anything right away if you find some places you like, it’s important to have a variety of options to pick from.
And that’s all folks! Try to keep these tips in mind when choosing your student accommodation. Let Casita help you choose the place that best caters to your needs.