Erasmate.com is Europe’s first student-to-student housing marketplace, especially targeting Erasmus exchange students seeking and offering accommodation across Europe. Furthermore, Erasmate.com facilitates students to share their experiences and make use of special deals.
In 2007, Jorn Spiertz, one of the founders, went to Barcelona for an Erasmus exchange program and experienced difficulties sub-letting his apartment in Maastricht for only three months. Also, arranging housing for the same period in Spain without speaking the local language appeared to be more difficult than expected. Because we recognized many more people experienced the same problem, we founded Erasmate.com two years later; an online portal where students can offer and search for housing Europe-wide.
Because students think that finding information about the university programs, look for internships and job offers are as relevant as finding housing, Erasmate.com will enhance its role as intermediary website by linking and posting relevant information for/from:
- Companies offering different student deals
We have a particular focus on Erasmus students and offer them one place to search and offer short-term housing in all participating Erasmus countries. With our specific focus on Erasmus students we significantly increase the chance of finding proper short-term housing in the country of choice and simultaneously sub-letting the apartment in the country of current residence.
We are well aware of students’ budgets and we realise that paying for mediation in housing arrangements is not on the top ten list of preferred spending during the Erasmus exchange. Therefore, students can use Erasmate.com free of charge!
If students have any suggestions on how Erasmate.com can improve its services, they are invited to provide feedback via our contact form on the website.
Universities can enhance their service by recommending Erasmate.com to incoming as well as outgoing students. With visitors from all over Europe and an increasing number of visitors from other continents, Erasmate.com is a great place for Universities to promote their different Bachelor and Master programmes as well as their PhD studies. Universities can increase exposure by creating an University profile page where the university can list its programmes.
Hence, universities can differentiate themselves from others. Of course, the team of Erasmate will discuss possibilities to tailor the universities’ needs to improve the service of the website.
Companies offering student deals
Businesses ranging from insurance companies, to local pubs and hotels, and multinationals can use Erasmate.com in order to reach international minded students from different backgrounds. For student specific deals, internships or interesting job offers, Erasmate.com helps businesses reach international oriented students.
Check out www.erasmate.com and arrange your housing all over Europe!
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The Erasmate Management Team