Remember, you will be studying and living in another country, so please be prepared for differences. Bedrooms are generally smaller than in the United States and amenities you are accustomed to may not be available.
Homestays, an NYU-approved private Spanish home, are a great option to help you improve your Spanish language skills while being immersed in the rhythms of Madrileño life.
Locations of homestays are scattered throughout the city which also helps you to get acquainted with the many neighborhoods (barrios) of Madrid as you navigate the excellent public transportation systems. Homestays are generally located in older buildings, not modern high-rises.
Homestay providers are usually host mothers (señoras) with comfortable accommodations whose children have moved away. We also have some nuclear families with children. In most cases the señoras have hosted NYU students for many, many years.
Please be informed that if two students live in the same homestay they both have to have the same meal plan.
There are two homestay options: a) includes “continental” breakfast (coffee/tea with toast, jam, yoghurt) and one hot meal (usually dinner) and b) access to the kitchen (buy your own food, cook your own meals and clean up afterwards. The availability for this option is limited). There are homestays that accept students with special dietary requirements and food allergies.
There is no kitchen access if you have a meal plan. If you choose to have kitchen rights over a meal plan, expect less interaction with your host family.
All students who want to live with each other must specify this on the housing application, which will be made available to admitted students by the New York-based NYU Madrid site representative. If there are no doubles available students will be "upgraded" to a single. Keep in mind that few señoras house two students in separate rooms.
Things to Know
Sample rate: Rooms with Laundry and Kitchen Privileges ONLY
|Sample rate: Room with Laundry, Continental Breakfast and One Hot Meal|
Homestays are charged and must be paid in Euros.
US dollar amounts are provided for reference only.
*On May 1st, 2018, the quoted prices were converted from Euros to US dollars using the currency converter accessed at www.xe.com. The exchange rate used was 1 Euro =1.20 USD.
The student pays the first month or part thereof directly to the head of the household upon arrival in euros. Upon payment students should request a receipt.
Important - Payment in euros must be made in cash. No credit cards, personal checks, or American Express traveler's checks will be accepted. Students do not receive housing charges on their e-bill.
Students are encouraged to speak to their bank providers ahead of departure about increasing their daily withdrawal limits, as most banks do not allow ATM withdrawals above 300€ on the same day. Students are responsible for carrying or having access to the first month's rent upon arrival.
Rent for the second and remaining months should be paid to the head of the household by the 3rd of the month.
Note: Rent is assessed from a student's arrival at the homestay until their final departure. Students' rent is not discounted if a student is traveling or misses included meals.
Students who reside in this residence, located in the Chamberí neighborhood of Madrid, live in double suites: two single bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and bathroom. NYU residential life members live in the residence to assist students in acclimating to life in Madrid, dealing with practical matters in the residence, and adjusting to their new home. NYU students make up a small portion of those who live in the building. Other residents include Spanish and international students enrolled at local universities. The residence is approximately a 30 minute commute by metro to the NYU Madrid academic center.
Chamberí is a largely residential neighborhood with the popular Plaza de Chamberí and Plaza de Olavide. The residence is a 5 minute walk from the lively Malasaña district, and a 10-15 minute walk from the equally vibrant Chueca district.
The building has WIFI conection, laundry room, study and common areas and an amazing rooftop. Linen, blankets, pillows and towels are provided.
Student in the NYU residence on Calle de San Bernardo.
NYU Madrid students on roof deck at the NYU residence on Calle de San Bernardo.
NYU Madrid students in the residence on Calle de San Bernardo.
Single in a shared suite
Things to Know
Double suites (two single bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and bathroom) - $5,951
Students will be charged in US dollars by semester through the NYU Bursar Office on their NYU E-bill. Scholarships and aid awards in excess of tuition and fees will credit against the cost of housing. Payments are to be made to the University Bursar in the e-suite online payment tool.
Your signature on the student housing application, completion of the electronic application, or your acceptance of an assigned space or a room key, signifies your agreement to and acceptance of all of the terms of the NYU Global Housing License, including without limitation any provisions relating to meal plans, if applicable.
You are responsible of reading the contents of the NYU Global Housing License