Dear Erasmus friends!
Today we’d like to share a post by Johann Quassowski: an Erasmus student going to Berlin upcoming semester, and employed by Biodeals.
Are you doing your Erasmus in Germany next semester? If yes, and if you’d like to diversify your diet beyond bratwurst and beer, I recommend Biodeals. Biodeals offers different bio, organic or fair-trade products every week against discounted student-friendly prices.
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Party hard, but don’t forget your healthy additions to your student-diet!
Additional information: you’ll need to understand/read some German to order and, so far, we are not delivering outside of Germany.
PS: Johann is going to Berlin next semester. Are you still looking for a roommate? Check out his profile here.
Right on time for the start of the new academic year, we are happy to announce an increasing number of universities and institutions that recommend Erasmate. Next to the already more than 20 universities across Europe, who trust Erasmate’s service, an additional 6 institutions are now officially recommending Erasmate.
We will be glad to help students from the universities in Bonn/Germany, Tallinn/Estonia, Vienna/Austria and Zurich/Switzerland find a room for the Erasmus year 2010/2011. In addition, we will help the incoming and outgoing students of the Studentenwerk Freiburg/Germany and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Twente with finding accommodation anywhere in Europe.
Have a look which other universities recommend Erasmate.
Erasmate, as you know, is all about helping students find affordable accommodation across Europe. By bringing together people, who currently don’t need their own place with people searching for temporary housing, we help both parties benefit. The sublessor does not pay rent for an empty space, the subtenant gets a room or flat without a long term binding rental contract after paying an enormous amount of money to some agency.
While the housing offers on Erasmate are obviously focused on student needs and budgets, a similar situation exists in many European cities with regard to renting larger appartments and flats. That’s why a fellow from Munich, Germany, has come up with a new way of how he wants to find his perfect flat without paying fees to an agency in the range of ~5000 Euros!
Through the website stattmakler.de (which can roughly be translated with ‘instead of a real estate agent’) Alexander is gathering tips and advice from people about flats that match his needs. For every valuable hint he gets, Alexander donates 5 Euros to charity. In addition, everyone recommending a place or a new way of finding Alexander his dream home, enters a raffle to win an original Apple iPad (UMTS/64GB)!
A great idea to avoid paying an outrages amount of money to an agent, who does hardly more than just show you around in a place that isn’t even their own. With his website, Alexander will most likely find a nicer flat and very certainly at lower costs, so if you happen to know someone with a free 4-5 room appartment in Munich, give Alexander a hint and maybe you are soon the happy owner of that iPad.
It might seem as a minor details and too much hassle to go through… But have you thought about arranging an insurance for your travelling during your Erasmus year?
We keep our fingers crossed for you that nothing will happen to you, but not only might you have problems when going to your final Erasmus destination; you may also want to travel around during the year and that always involves certain risks.
Even if you are the most careful person on the planet, there is unfortunately always a chance that due to someone else’s fault you get into problems.
That’s why we recommend you Columbus Direct for an affordable travel insurance. You can currently get a quote with their Spanish, Italian and German offices:
For further insurance options in other countries, you can also request a quote on travel insurances from our other partner, WorldNomads.com.