Citylife Madrid prepares students for their study abroad adventure in Spain’s lively capital city. Their services make the landing much smoother for students that are completely new to Madrid. Joining the Citylife community will not only provide you with the best tips for essentials such as getting settled and housing, but also for making sure that you have the time of your life while studying in Madrid. And best of all, Citylife Madrid’s services are completely free!
Getting settled: Citylife Madrid has made it much easier for study abroad students with their “Welcome To Madrid” kit which provides several guides that are free to download. The kit gives information on just about anything students would need to know when they are just starting out in Madrid, such as the best deals on prepaid cell phones or how to open a Spanish bank account.
Housing: Apart from giving useful tips in their Housing Guide, Citylife Madrid has a “Housing Request” form which aims to help students find the perfect room or apartment for their study abroad experience. Citylife has also created a Facebook group that allows students to search for roommates and apartments.
Activities: Citylife Madrid has created their very own “Activities Agenda” to keep students informed about any social or cultural activities that are going on in Madrid. They also have a daily free walking tour that shows students the highlights of Madrid’s historic center.
Trips: Students can join Citylife on one of their very affordable trips around Spain and in neighboring countries (Morocco, France, Portugal). They offer both day-trips and weekend trips.
Discounts: Citylife finds the best deals and offers students discounts on flights, hostels, nightlife, entertainment, and everyday needs such as grocery shopping.
Spanish Learning: Citylife helps students find the best language schools to learn Spanish and considers all the important factors: prices, accreditation by Cervantes, and the quality of facilities. Citylife members receive a special discount for courses offered at partner schools. Citylife will also set you up with their certified Spanish teacher if you prefer to learn Spanish through private tutoring.
Language Exchange: Citylife hosts their very own “Meet & Speak – Connecting Cultures” event every Thursday at 21:30 at SOHO – Club & Lounge, located in Plaza España. It is considered one of Madrid’s biggest international language exchanges and has the perfect atmosphere to network and improve your language skills. The event provides free tapas and cheap drink prices, and occasionally even has special surprise activities such as wine tastings.