In Córdoba, Middlebury students live in shared apartments with Spanish or international students. Typically, these apartments are a 15-20 minute walk from campus.
During the first week in Spain, students look for apartments with the help of Spanish orientation assistants, who will help them communicate with landlords, visit apartments, and review rental agreements. Although Middlebury assists students in the housing search, the contract is between the student and the landlord. Therefore, Middlebury College is not liable for any conflict or litigation that may arise.
If students wish to familiarize themselves with apartments in Córdoba prior to arrival, they may browse the following sites: Idealista.com, pisocompartido.com, and fotocasa.es. We recommend that students visit the apartments before signing a contract.
Admitted students should communicate their housing preferences with the Student Affairs and Housing Coordinator, Sarah Vance (firstname.lastname@example.org), before July 1 or November 1. She will advise students regarding different options. Once in Cordoba, Middlebury staff will be available during every step of the housing search. Orientation assistants (Spanish students) will also be available to help students communicate with landlords, visit apartments, and review the rental agreement.
In the spirit of the Language Pledge, undergraduate students should live with Spanish-speaking students or international students who do not speak English as a first language. This will help maximize their Spanish language learning while they are in Spain.