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Barcelona Student Housing News

  • The Barcelona of Gaudí

    Antoni Gaudi is the famous modernisme architect from Catalonia, Spain. He was famous for his groundbreaking ideas that changed Barcelona’s fate and position in the world of art and architecture. The majority of Gaudi’s buildings have been given the title of World Heritage Site and have surely placed Barcelona high on the list of the most beautiful cities in the world. Below is a list of all of Gaudi’s buildings in Barcelona. So what are you waiting for? Take a look!


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  • Studying abroad: reasons to choose a destination

    More and more students decide to study abroad. Barcelona receives more than 22,000 students from all over the world every year. Do you know what are the main motivations for studying abroad?



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  • The sweetest autumn

    As we told you a year ago (time flies!), With autumn comes one of the most traditional festivities in Catalonia, "la castanyada". However, every year more and more international students import to Barcelona their custom of celebrating Halloween. We, we aim for two, of course ... and do not miss the opportunity to eat one of the most delicious sweets of autumn: the panellets.



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  • Scape rooms in Barcelona

    Probably some friend or classmate has commented that he has gone to an "escape room" lately, and it seems that it has become the fashionable activity in recent months. These are spaces in which you test your ingenuity with the aim of leaving an enclosure. We think it's a good plan to go with your college friends this weekend, so in case you're up for it, we recommend some of the most successful ones in Barcelona:



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  • Today we go out to dinner: choose among the first 3 restaurants of TripAdvidsor

    Dining with your roommates in your student accommodation is very good, but from time to time we all like to go out to discover Barcelona and this way, avoid from scrubbing dishes.



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  • September in Barcelona

    Most of the international students who receive the city of Barcelona, arrive in the city in the month of September. If you are one of them and want to know how the weather and the atmosphere of Barcelona in September, this post may interest you.



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  • Learn to cook the most typical dish: paella :)

    Last week we talked about the gastronomy and customs at lunchtime in Barcelona, and we mentioned the paella as one of the typical dishes that all tourists want to try, but that, in many cases, do not do it in the most appropriate place. This week we have thought about teaching you how to cook the paella yourself…



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  • “Donde fueres, haz lo que vieres” (Wherever you go, do what you see) ... especially at lunchtime!

    “Donde fueres, haz lo que vieres” is a typical expression of Spain that encourages those who are from outside, to act in the same way as the locals. Of course, it is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of a place and know its true essence.

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  • The best beaches of the catalan coast

    Although in the month of August many international students return to their countries of origin to enjoy the expected vacations with their families, many people take advantage of this month to study Spanish in Barcelona, or simply to enjoy the summer in the city while preparing the New university course



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  • Summer weekend plans in Barcelona

    Beach, cinema and beers. It's not a bad plan, is it? If you are going to stay this weekend in Barcelona, here we leave you a couple of plans to propose to your roommates. All outdoors and very close to the sea. Do not miss them.



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  • New rooms with private bathroom for students in Barcelona :)

    More and more students are requesting a room with a private bathroom, so we are very happy to introduce you to our new Robrenyo building. 2 and 4 bedroom apartments newly renovated and with their own bathroom ensuite.

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  • Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you how the exams will go

    Our student accommodations are full of activity these days. Hundreds of students are in full final exams and the lights of the rooms go out very late these days ... and also those of the kitchen. Because to the stress of the examinations to many it gives to them to eat compulsively. You have to know that some foods will help you get better results so do not miss the item today.



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  • Tips for managing your money when you come to study in Barcelona

    Come to study in Barcelona is not only adapt to a new culture, language, gastronomy, new friends ... You also have to learn how to manage your money: university accommodation, food expenses, transportation ... and of course, save a little to travel and go out with friends. ASB (American School of Barcelona) students have set to work to help you. 



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  • The Museum Night 2017

    If this weekend you planned to stay in your student apartment, you already have a plan. One more year the museums of Barcelona open their doors so you can visit them for free and until dawn. In addition, they will host performances, concerts, guided tours and all kinds of activities.



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  • Apps and other tips to improve your Spanish

    During the summer months, Barcelona is filled with international students who come to learn Spanish. Some do it because in September they begin their studies of degree or master in Barcelona and they need to improve their level of Spanish, and others as perfect excuse to spend the summer in Barcelona and of step to know a little more of the language and the culture of the country.



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  • Secret dinner with password

    If you read the title of this post, surely you have understood little. But if, as it is, in Barcelona there are secret restaurants inside stores that you can only access by providing a password. Do you imagine the hallucinated face of your roommates the day you organize a dinner and enter in a souvernirs shop?



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  • Master or postgraduate? Are you clear about the differences?

    Many students are considering continuing their studies abroad after completing their university studies. But sometimes doubts arise when deciding: do I study a master or a graduate? Are you clear about the differences? We help you



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  • Discover Barcelona: we cross the Diagonal

    Many students looking for accommodation in Barcelona tell us that they would like a student apartment near the Diagonal. We wonder if they will know that the famous Diagonal crosses the whole city, from the Forum by the sea, to the University Zone, at the southern exit of Barcelona. We tell you more about the main avenue of the city.



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  • How to make the perfect CV

    If your student stage in Barcelona is coming to an end, or if you are looking for a job to reconcile with your studies in Barcelona you must have written your CV. If you have not already done so, it's time to get down to business. We can help you with some advice.



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  • A light recipe to be prepared for the summertime: spinach Catalan style

    The weather forecast announces good weather this weekend in Barcelona and reminds us that summer is just around the corner. That means you'll have to take off that oversize coat and start showing palm hearts. If these last months you have cooked little in your student apartment because you did not want to stop trying a single tapa in the bars of the city, it is time to get in shape for the summer .... This week we show you this very easy local recipe, so you can cook for your roommates this weekend.

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  • Mobile World Congress arrives in Barcelona

    There is no major technology appointment in the world, so if you are a technology geek and your pocket allows you, you can take advantage of your student stay in Barcelona and visit this fair and know the latest news of the sector before anyone else .



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  • NIE for students

    What is the student card for? How do I get the NIE? One of the questions that most international students who come to study in Barcelona ask us, are the procedures necessary to process the student card and the NIE. We hope that our entry today can help you to clarify the doubts.

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  • "Tinfunding" the platform made in Barcelona to help you pay for your studies

    Fewer scholarships and higher university enrollments ... Studying becomes increasingly difficult if you do not have the financial resources. Last week we talked about how many students decide to combine their studies with kangaroo work. But there are more options! Do you know Tinfunding?

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  • College students and part time baby-sitters, how to earn money while you are a student

    In Spain, 3.1% of the population between the ages of 20 and 24 is working while studying. The economic crisis has increased this percentage in our country. Working as a babysitter is one of the most requested because it makes it possible to combine studies and earn extra income with a greater flexibility of schedules

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  • The new year and the "old" new good intentions

    The new year is approaching and we begin to make our list of good intentions. What are yours? Go to the gym, learn another language, endure the diet more than a week or quit smoking ... Again??



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  • Barcelona, sixth city with the best reputation in the world

    That this is is a fantastic city all students who have decided to come to study in Barcelona  know. International students value the prestige at the academic level, with public and private universities located at the top of international rankings such as ESADE, IESE or the University of Barcelona, access to quality student lodging such as that offered by Barcelona Student Housing and Its placed a safe environment with a pleasant atmosphere.



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  • Barcelona Student Housing continues to grow

    2017 is presented with new student housing projects in the best locations in the city. Exclusive buildings rehabilitated for you to share with students from all over the world, with a design and equipment designed for the most demanding students.

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  • Citylife Barcelona

    When you first arrive in a new city, it is not always easy to get into a circle of friends. Your roommates will be your first acquaintances in the city and a great support throughout your stay. Also your college buddies ... But do you imagine having a friend who always proposes fun plans, which also allow you to meet other students like you? Let us introduce you Citylife Barcelona;)



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  • What to do in Barcelona when it rains

    It is true that with these rainy days you do not feel like going out for a walk in the streets of Barcelona, but that does not mean that you have to stay in your student flat doing nothing. And it's a rainy week! If you looked at the window of your university apartment this morning, you thought you were going to spend another afternoon without leaving the sofa after school, change the chip! Look at the plans that we propose and look forward to continue enjoying your stay in Barcelona.



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  • Millenial Generation

    Most of the students living in our university accommodation belong to this generation that includes those born between 1981 and 1995. Also known as generation Y or generation Net. A generation connected to the world through a screen, much more critically and socially engaged.

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  • Meet the unknown Barcelona

    Now that the beach plan seems to be ruled out, and at 6 pm it is practically at night, you can choose to stay in your university apartment after school or to discover the most unknown Barcelona.



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  • Halloween or castañada? Stay with the two! Castaween is coming to our student flats!

    Halloween, of pagan origin, and Castanyada, Catholic tradition need not be at odds. We, we do not lose one night we opt for a fusion of cultures. Session chestnuts, sweet potatoes and panellets in our university flats, while preparing your Halloween costume for a long night in the darkest streets of Barcelona ...



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  • What about “making a vermut” this weekend?

    If after a long night, you wake up at lunchtime and you see that there is no one in your student apartment, you are probably missing something. Because if the brunch became fashionable a few years ago, what is really taken now, is "to make the vermouth" (said so, to do, because in Barcelona the vermouth and coffee are not taken, they are made) A classic of our country, that returns forcefully the mornings of the weekends. Do you want to know the best sites? Do not miss our post today!



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  • Eating well and cook little: Recipe of the week for our students

    The classes have already started and we are gradually adapting to the routine of schedules, transportation ... is also time to start organizing life on our student flat, and that includes cooking occasionally . Begin the Autumn eating well without great complications in the kitchen. There goes our recipe!



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  • Fiestas de la Mercè, her unknown face

    This week Barcelona celebrates its festival, the celebrations of the Mercè. Sure some of your college classmates floor and you have proposed attend one of the free concerts that will be throughout the City, or even you have porpuesto attend one of their exciting correfocs .... But surely there algunes coses that sure do not know the holidays ... you count !!



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  • Classic fast food "made in Barcelona"

    You wake up in your student flat on a Sunday morning (or let’s say noon) after a fun night in Barcelona, hungry and not feel like cooking. If what you want is to eat something easy and fast, but in the Mediterranean style, we suggest some classic places, where all the “barceloneses”, even the “adopted one", known and regularly visit.



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  • September, back to class and much more!!

    The holidays are definitely over, students begin to reach the city and settle into their new university apartments. It's time to meet mates who will accompany you in your new adventure and Barcelona welcomes you with best plans. Do you know that in September the festival of Barcelona takes place? That and so much more....



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  • And you? Do you already have your student accommodation in Barcelona?

    These days, our reservations department is working hard to accommodate the last students in the available rooms of our student apartments. If you have waited last minute to book, here are some tips to get your room for students.



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  • Finding student lodging in Barcelona

    We love Barcelona, we cannot deny it: a level of life comparable to major European capitals and also with internationally renowned universities. If we add its seaside location and its cultural offerings ... what else can we ask for? All these reasons make it one of the most preferred destinations for young international students to begin or continue their studies. If this decision is already clear, choosing the right apartment for students becomes your next challenge.



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  • What to pack for your trip to Barcelona?

    By now you should be preparing your suitcase study trip to Barcelona, and you certainly seems to be impossible to get into everything you like to take you to your apartment for students, but "keep calm" .... Need help? There we go….

     



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  • Improving your Spanish

    Thousands of international students settle in summer in Barcelona to learn or improve their Spanish. Our university apartments are a sample of it and at this time we can see on the walls slate of our apartments for students some of the expressions that are learning. Here are two more!

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  • Eating well and cook little: Recipe of the week for our students

    If you are planning your return home, you can not leave your student flat without having cooked a classic of Spanish cuisine: the famous omelette. We know that in bars make them very well and with less effort, but ... are you going to give it up when you get home? No way!



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  • The Apps that will improve your life in Barcelona

    In today's post we present the essential apps for students who live (or you have planned live) in Barcelona. From the nearest to your library for student flat apps that help you with public transport, these apps will help you in your day to day in the city.



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  • Barcelona favorites neighborhoods for students

    If you are in search of your ideal flat for students, you will have to take a series of decisions as  "how many people I want to share" and "what area of Barcelona I want to live". Closer to the beach or college? In the center or in a quiet surrounding area? We give some clues to find the ideal location of your accommodation for students.



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  • Hiking around Barcelona


    Are you one of those who, despite the heat, still prefer the mountains to the beach?

    Well, if you are someone that beach sand does not like or as a body scrub,  leave your student apartment, put on your boots and start walking. Hiking around Barcelona after finish studying for final exams, it is an excellent choice to clear the mind.



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  • Eating well and cook little: Recipe of the week for our students

    We opened the fridge in one of our university flats at exam time. Note that there's no time to buy, little more than a bag of shredded cheese and a brick of cream. You probably have a roommate with more options in the fridge and willing to invite, but what is certain is that if something is never lacking in the larder of your student apartment is the handy pasta that has solved so many meals!



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  • Summer in Barcelona: Sant Joan

    June, that sounds good.

    One of the toughest for students by the dreaded exams months, but undoubtedly the best reward: the course is over, comes the heat, summer, the long-awaited vacation, summer festivals ... and the “nit de San Joan” , the most magical night of the year!



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  • New (and better) conditions to study in Barcelona

    If you are a student from outside the European Union and are thinking of coming to study in Barcelona, you care this new! 

    The European Union has enacted new conditions for students like you may be able to have the opportunity to extend your stay in the city without having to immortalize your studies to infinity and beyond.

     



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  • The 5 Studies with better professional opportunities and where to study them in Barcelona

    If you are a student of Nursing, Medicine, Administration and Business Management, Computer Science or Economics you have a better chance of professional success, as they are the 5 university degrees with most professional projection, and is expected to be like that until 2020. To target the top, you should think of expanding your education with a master.



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  • Chinese in university housing…without having to pick up the phone

    When you’re paying a rent in student housing you tend to go for already prepared food, be it laziness or lack of time. In five minutes you can have a hot meal, but let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a lame substitute for real food. Frozen Chinese rice is the ugly stepsister to and actual homemade meal. You know it, the students of Barcelona know, and hell, even the college kids in Shanghai know it. Well, maybe, they are eating frozen paella instead.



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  • Cultural reasons to rent student flats in this city

    If you are young, you are considering the option of being one of the tenants in shared student flats and you can not decide which city will be your destination and residence for the next few years, we recommend you try at one of the university apartments located in Barcelona . Why Barcelona . Because Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city that brings together different cultures and thoughts. In this article you will find the keys to the wealth of this metropolis.



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  • What you do not expect in an apartment for students, it is what you will recommend us to other students

    What do you think of when you think of a student flat? Sure of the first things that come to your mind is to know a lot of international students, with different cultures, cuisines, ways of being ... It is certainly the best life experiences you can have. Many of these friendships last a lifetime, and give you the opportunity to go visit their countries of origin and know the customs firsthand.

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  • Bring the culinary Catalonian traditions to your student apartments

    Catalonia is the second largest autonomous community with the most universities, thus it’s no wonder why more students opt every year come to this city to begin their studies. With such an influx in student population there is an ample and large variety of student and university housing. Besides a quality education that you will be obtaining, Catalonia is a cultural and historical patrimony and offers a gastronomy that is very its own, with a variety of plates that will have even the pickiest eaters licking their fingers.



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  • The advantages of studying a master

    At this point, we know that a master study provides a multitude of advantages, one of the best investments for the future. But are you sure about what to study?



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  • Validation of degrees and studies, approvals and other formalities

    Planning your study trip to Barcelona can be really exciting. Discover the city, initiate contacts with your future college, find the ideal room in your shared apartment for students ... But there are also bureaucratic procedures to solve and sometimes we do not know where to start ...

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  • When does your brain function at its best?

    When is the best time to study when living with roommates in Barcelona? When is your brain working at its optimum? When exams come around, the question always remains: Better to study during the day or at night?



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  • The advantages of shared student accommodation.

    Shared housing for college students is a great option for those who are studying or getting a degree.



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  • Apartments for students with great nightlife!

    Did you just register for college? Do you and your classmates already have a flat in Barcelona? All of your friends living close by? The weekend has finally strutted in full force enticing you to go out and discover the nightlife of this Mediterranean and cosmopolitan coastal city. Who says Madrid takes the cake when it comes to nightlife and leisure? Here you’ll find a list of the best nightspots and the best club scenes that Ciudad Condal has to offer. What do you say? Let’s party!



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  • Living in Barcelona: the students should or not study spanish?

    Many students who go to Barcelona to make Graduation, a Master, Post-graduation or other course do not speak Spanish and, even though, do not learn the language during the period they live there...



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  • Is that possible to make friends at your students’ residence?

    One of the main concerns of the students when they leave their homes to study abroad is if they are going to find people that they match, that has the same profile of them, that like the same things… that is, if they are going to make new friends.



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  • A hint for the students: where to exercise in Barcelona without paying anything?

    The summer is almost arriving and people start to get more concerned with theirs bodies, because everybody wants to feel good in a bath suit at the beach or at the pool… However, the students sometimes cannot pay a sports club or other sports, so, where is it possible to exercise in Barcelona without paying anything?



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  • “Noche de los Museos” in Barcelona... The students cannot miss this opportunity!!!

    On the next Saturday, May 16th, it is going to happen the “Noche de los Museos” in all over Europe, and in Barcelona won´t be different!



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  • Restaurants for students: where to eat Barcelona?

    One of the best things in Barcelona is the variety of restaurants: different prices, locations, origins and publics.



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  • Testimonies of a student: the amazing experience of living in Barcelona

    Hey everybody, how are you doing? I am Luiza Oliveira, 27, Brazilian, and I was student in Barcelona like you guys! <3



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  • Barcelona university students, our best ambassadors

    Spreading the city of Barcelona, as a university quality destination, is one of the challenges that the City Council and other public institutions not only faces, but also all accommodation providers: dorms, shared apartments for students, residence halls

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  • Dorm or shared apartment for students? What is the best option?

    Thousands of prospective college students start thinking about their next studies in Barcelona. In addition to worrying about which one is the best university, which are the university ratings and the restlessness of the entrance exams, it's time to decide other aspects of this new stage as Where will I live? What is the best area of Barcelona? Is it a better options booking  a college dorm or rent a room in a shared flat with other students? It is an important decision ... shall we help?



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  • Spring break: Barcelona or another city?

    As we all know, the spring is almost here, in just 3 days. Although, it is true that in Barcelona the last weeks we had good weather.

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  • Student profile in Barcelona

    Every year hundreds of international students come to Barcelona to study some language course, professional practice or finish their college careers. They come from different parts of the world, such as, Latin America, Europe, Asia and all of them search for something in common: live a new experience in the city and get to know Spanish culture and cuisine.

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  • The transformation of student housing

    In a world full of changes, the dorms are also transformed, and increasingly move away from the traditional concept to become more similar to high-end apartments for students, with more amenities and above all, more independence.

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  • The use of mobiles by Young people

    The effects of the technology are more and more noticeable on people´s behavior. The changes on the last decade facilitated and speeded up many aspects in the daily life.



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  • Evolution of the Market of Students´ Housing

    More students are leaving their countries to have a different experience, to get to know other cultures, languages and other students from all over the world. The increasing demand for studies abroad has changed a lot the market of students´ housing on the last years.



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  • What about going to the cinema this weekend?

    For sure you had though many times: What can I do today, with this cold weather? Sometimes on the street is too windy and we are not on the mood to go out home… We only want to stay under our blankets seeing a TV show!



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  • Costumes, parties, colors, happiness… It is already Carnival!!!

    The carnival is a celebration that happens immediately before Christian Lent, with a variable date (February or March, depending on the year), and combine some elements such as costumes, parades and parties on the street. At Carnival´s night, everything is possible and according to a legend that´s the reason why people use masks.



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  • I travel… You travel… He travels… Everybody travels! =)

    One of the best things of studying in Europe is the easiness to travel among the European countries… either for proximity of them, for the unified law of the countries that are part of Schengen zone, or for the existence of airline companies that offer tickets so economic, that sometimes is cheaper going to other country than eating at Mc Donald´s.



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  • My course has finished…What about now? =(

    Your course has finished and you don´t wanna leave Barcelona? Don´t worry… You are not alone! There are many students that fall for Barcelona and don´t wanna leave it anymore.



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  • Study and Work… Is that possible?

    When you start a graduation, post-graduation or a Master on a different country one of the main challenges is to find out how is it going to be your routine in Barcelona...



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  • What is special about “Nadal“in Barcelona?

    If you’re student, yours aren’t with you…and feel far away from home, let yourself wrap around Barcelona, let us explain you what we do these days.

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  • Fall in Barcelona. ... Movies or music?

    Holiday blues? No way! Summer is over but our univerty flats are again filled with students from around the world ready to squeeze autumn in Barcelona. 

    And we don't want you to miss out anything so with pleasure we are informing you the incoming events.


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  • Go to meet Barcelona museums for free

    A new activity to round off the weekend

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