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What to Look for in Living Arrangements When Studying Abroad


It is becoming increasingly popular to study abroad, at least for one term, and that is why so many students are concerned with finding the right living arrangements. Few really want to live in campus dorms, so they seek residential arrangements off campus. If you are currently looking at studying in Portugal, for example, you want the best student accommodation Portugal has to offer.

You may not know exactly where to find an apartment with everything you require, but the following three considerations are of major importance. You will quickly see that these luxury student apartments have everything you need – and so much more!


The first thing most students want to know about is location. It is important to be near enough to the university to walk rather than drive but it is equally important to be near shopping centres, clubs and restaurants. Night life is going to be a huge consideration for most college students and this is one aspect that won't go unnoticed! If you're going to live independently abroad, you might as well make the most of it!


Whilst some amenities are sought just for the 'quality of life' you will be living abroad, others are an integral part of your education. For example, renting an apartment could mean that you'd need to provide your own internet access and if you got lost getting around, you'd be on your own.

That's one of the reasons so many foreign students look to the luxury student apartments provided by Collegiate. Collegiate offers on-site concierge services, Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and common areas where you can get to know other students studying at the university.


You may not be worried about security, but your parents surely will be anxious for your wellbeing. Is the apartment you've chosen to rent in a safe location and is it well lit at night? Again, referencing the Collegiate apartments in Portugal, they have on-site security as well as a state-of-the-art CCTV system in place.

If safety and security are major issues for you or your parents, make sure your residential arrangements meet those requirements. Did you know that safety is the number one concern of parents when sending their 'children' off to university away from home? You'll find no safer living arrangements than one with on-site security.

​Why Not Make the Most of Your College Years?

When all is said and done, going off to university is more than just an education. It's a chance to experience life in another country, meet new people and certainly a chance to finally live independently of parents. Since you've chosen to study abroad, why not make the most of it? Luxury student accommodation is just the beginning.

Take time to see, really see, the city and country you will be studying in to give you a better appreciation of other people and other cultural influences. This may be the last chance you have to really enjoy it unencumbered by family life, so make the most of it. You'll be so glad you did!

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12 April 2024

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