Info for international students

BARCELONA

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain. It is the second biggest Spanish city and one of the most wanted city on the European level. Barcelona is divided into different emblematic neighborhoods each with a distinctive personality and atmosphere: Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Raval, Sants-Montjuïc, Horta-Guinardó, Les Corts, Gràcia, Sarrià – St. Gervasi, among others.

barcelona-218581_1280One of the strong assets of Barcelona is its Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year range between 10º (January and February) and 30 ° (July and August). Not being a particularly rainy city, you can enjoy the sun most days of the year, winter or summer. This makes it easy to visit the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, or parks and hills surrounding the town.

The official languages ​​in Barcelona are Catalan and Spaniah. Although Catalan has an important level of culture and tradition weight, Barcelona is a bilingual city where everyone understands and can be expressed in any of the two languages. If you are a foreigner and you intend to stay for a short time, communicating in Spaniah will never be a problem. Still, if you intend to stay for a longer time, learning Catalan can enrich your experience of the city.

Página web del servicio meteorológico de Catalunya:

meteocat.com →

GENERAL COST OF LIFE

Depending on the lifestyle preferences, these are the basic guidelines for calculating the general cost of living in Barcelona:

Acommodation

Room in shared flat 300 € -500 € / month
Flat -person : 400 € -800 € / month

Transport

Ticket price for bus and metro :
10 trips travel card = € 9.85
50 tripstravel card = € 42.50

Leisure

Theatre 15 € -30 €
Movies: 7-10 €

Eating out

Menu: 9-13 €
Coffee in a cafeteria: € 1.4
Beer at a bar : 1.5 to 3 €

Other expenses

Mobile: € 10-30
Maintenance weekly 20 € -30 €

CULTURAL OFFER

Barcelona is a city with a great cultural, artistic, historical and architectural tradition. You will be able to take advantage of all the activities , exhibitions and conferences offered daily.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit landmarks such as the Liceo de Barcelona and the Museu Nacional d’ Art de Catalunya as well as small theaters throughout the city or street parties held in every neighborhood.
Consult the cultural agenda of Barcelona to be updated with everything that happens in any of the following links :

http://guia.barcelona.cat/es

http://lameva.barcelona.cat/barcelonacultura/es/home

http://barcelona.lecool.com/

VISA

All those students who need a visa to come to study to Spain, have to go to the Spanish embassy of their country to request it. Moveo provides all students accepted into the Diploma course all the necessary documents for procedures related to visas and scholarships, electronically or by regular mail as needed.
For example:

  • Acceptance letter
  • Enrolment certificate when the student has paid the deposit
  • Syllabus
  • Academic calendar

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

The school has an accident insurance that covers medical expenses that may arise during classes or tests for all Moveo students. This insurance is already included in the price of the Diploma.

If you are a foreign student, but you are from the European Community, we recommend that you start the procedure to obtain the European Health Insurance Card, since for bureaucratic reasons it will not be possible to apply for the NIE (Foreigner Identification Number). Here you will find information about how to apply for a health card.

If you are a foreign student from outside of the European Community, you have the option to apply for the NIE (Foreigner Identification Number), which gives you access to the public health care system. Here you will find information on how to request it. However, to avoid unforeseen we recommend you to have a private insurance.

ACOMMODATION

You can find a room or flat in Barcelona from some of the websites that we suggest below:
Habitatge Jove a Barcelona

Loquo

Idealista

For short stays, please consult the following links:
360 Hostel, close to school, have a special discount for you! Contact them info@360hostelarts.com indicating “PROMO 15% Move”.
Airbnb: for rooms in private homes.

Useful links:
Meet Barcelona
City ​​Hall of Barcelona
Health and Care Portal of the City Council