When you are about to start your university studies, it is a must that you take some time to think about a series of details that will affect your future life: you must decide what career you will study, at what university you will study, if you will study at a local university or do higher studies abroad; if you decide that you will not study in your locality, where will you live? Will you live alone? How will you find the right place for you? What characteristics should that residence have?, among many other details… It is stressful, isn’t it? But don’t worry, if you are planning to study in Montreal, in this article I will give you four useful tips for choosing a student residence in that city.
Montreal is one of the main cultural, commercial and industrial centres in North America, which guarantees that you will have all kinds of service establishments you need close by, such as banks, medical centres, public markets, tourist centres, restaurants offering affordable prices, etc. In addition, when thinking about finding a student residence in Montreal, you should consider the distance from the residence to the university where you will be enrolling. Living close to the university will save you time and money.
An environment that fits your lifestyle
Some halls of residence have stricter rules than others, for example, some are non-smoking, girls only, do not allow visitors or have set arrival times, so before deciding on a hall of residence or another, ask about the rules of the place: if the answers you get do not conflict with your lifestyle, interests or needs, it is an option you can take into consideration.
The services included
When looking for a student residence, don’t forget to ask if the monthly fee you will pay includes basic services such as water, electricity, gas, heating, internet and laundry use. If the fee does not include these services, keep in mind that you will have to allocate a part of your budget to cover these expenses.
There are residences that include all the basic services in the monthly fee, and there are some that even offer food. My advice is to choose the student residence that offers you the most comfort, as it is the place where you will spend at least one academic year.
It is important that before you start looking for the ideal student residence, you make a budget according to the amount of monthly money you have, that way you can find a site that meets the details you need without creating you a financial imbalance. If you are going to live away from your family, you must learn to organize your finances.
If you have already made the decision to study in Montreal and are looking for accommodation, Student Housing Montreal has the solution you need.
Student Housing Montreal is a co-operative of property owners that has been providing housing in the Côte-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Snowdon and Le Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhoods for students since 1999.
Student Housing Montreal aims to make students’ stay a pleasant experience, so even the owners of the houses are committed to meeting students’ needs such as helping them become familiar with the neighbourhood, taking them to the airport or hospital in case of an emergency, etc.
If you would like to find out about the rental options offered by Student Housing Montreal, go to https://www.studenthousingmtl.com/, where you can make your reservation.
Student Housing Montreal, the accommodation solution you need.