Housing

There are two options for housing in Madrid:

  • Homestays
  • Apartments

Homestays

NYU guarantees housing if you chose to do a homestay. They will assign you a homestay, either by yourself or with one or two other students. Usually you live with a senora, not a family.

Advantages:

  • Encourages you to practice Spanish all the time.
  • If you chose to let your Senora cook for you, you get authentic Spanish homemade meals everyday. Not worrying about laundry is also nice!

Disadvantages:

  • Dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian, vegan), could make it hard for the Senora to cook for you. It would of course depend on the senora.
  • Remember the fact that you are living in someone else’s home; you must be respectful of that at all times.

Apartments

If you chose not to live in a homestay, NYU can set you up in an apartment around the city or you can find your own. The number of people in an apartment can range from two to five.

Advantages:

  • Convenient
  • Having friends over isn’t an issue

Disadvantages:

  • You don’t get the same cultural experience as a homestay.
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