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by Jo Kenworthy

 
 
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by Jack Graham
 
Spain

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by Michael Yeates
 
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by Global Graduates
 
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by Lucy Colclough
 
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by Lucy Colclough
 
Madrid

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by Aoife Stubbs
 
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Questions about Madrid

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Where to meet new people in Madrid?

Spain
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I will begin studying at Universidad Europea de Madrid in September and was...

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Do you need to get an NIE in Madrid?

Spain

Hiya,You can get a NIE for any area of Spain (for example, I got one for my year abroad in Madrid).It's not absolutely essential for you to get a NIE if you're only in Spain for a year or less, but yo...

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Where's the best place to see live music in Madrid?

Nightlife

Oooooh. So Madrid has lots of good options for live music. The first gig I went to in Madrid was at Moby Dick, where I saw the mind-blowing Matt Corby. This place is intimate, a typical nice bar vibe...

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Where are the best areas to live in Madrid?

Accommodation

Malasaña/Chueca! I lived by Alonso Martinez which in my opinion was the best place but more somewhere slightly cheaper try Malasaña which is about 5 min away. Stay clear of Sol and all the tourists

Q

How long does it take for British Council language assistants to find out t...

Frankfurt

I went to France, not Spain, but I didn't find out until late August. I don't know of anyone who found out later than August. It's generally easier to find accommodation when you're there anyway, actu...

Q

What is the best way to find accommodation in Spain?

Hamburg

Idealista.com is definitely the best website to use when looking for accommodation in Spain. There is also Fotocasa.es which was quite helpful, and EasyPiso as well, except you have to pay for that on...

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