Students have various options for homestays, shared apartments, and residence halls. Once on site, Middlebury staff are available during every step of the housing search.
Please review the information below and communicate your housing preferences to the Student Affairs and Housing Coordinator before May 1 or November 1.
Homestays are a great opportunity to meet Spaniards of all ages, share traditional meals, and even participate in family gatherings and outings. The School in Spain can place students with host families who work with our program.
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 in the housing search, the contract is between the student and the landlord. Middlebury College is not liable for any conflict or litigation that may arise. We recommend that you visit apartments before signing a contract.
In the spirit of the Language Pledge®, you should live with Spanish-speaking students or international students who do not speak English as a first language. This helps maximize your Spanish language learning.
To familiarize yourself with apartments prior to arrival, browse the following sites by location:
Unlike dormitories in the U.S., Spanish residence halls are privately owned and not affiliated with any particular university. Prices vary according to the room size and type and any services provided, such as meals, laundry, internet, and cleaning.
Housing in Córdoba
In Córdoba, students live in shared apartments with Spanish or international students. Typically, these apartments are a 15-20 minute walk from campus.
Housing in Getafe and Madrid
Students in Getafe typically live in Madrid and commute to campus each day by train.
Students who are interested in homestays must commit to a minimum of one month. Each student has a room and prices are typically 800 euros/month for two daily meals (breakfast and either lunch or dinner) and 920 euros/month for three daily meals.
There are many residence halls in Madrid that are a short metro ride away from the Sede Prim.
Housing in Logroño
In Logroño, most students live in shared apartments with Spanish or international students. Apartments typically range from a 15-20 minute walk from campus. The Universidad de La Rioja publishes a list of available apartments called the bolsa de pisos which connects students with local landlords.
Homestay placements are arranged through Fundación Universidad de La Rioja. Students interested in this option must commit to a minimum of one month. Each student has a room and prices are typically 650 euros for three daily meals.
Additionally, past students have stayed at the Residencia Universitaria La Ribera. It’s a 5-minute walk from campus and offers internet, individual rooms, a shared kitchen, and an optional cleaning service.