editor’s note: Are you studying in Madrid? Check out this short article by our guest writer Sandra. It’s all about all the great discounts you can get from different student cards. Great tips that will help you live on a budget in Madrid!
You are in Spain. You have a home, the place where are you going to live during next few months. Thanks to Uniplaces, of course. Congratulations, you guys! Well done! But uh, oh. You don’t know anything about Spain.
Maybe our country is cheaper than yours. Or perhaps it’s more expensive… I don’t know where you are from but I’m sure that you are an student. That means, your purchasing power is not high so… you have to find solutions and what are these solutions? Student discounts! Yeah, love me. Maybe the best of being student is the discounts but it’s not easy to find them. You are lucky because I’m the person who discovers the secrets of the wonderful world of student discounts – just for you. Take notes.
First, you have to be clear about what would you like to do, so surf the net. It’s probable that you find many discounts cards, both national and international, from the university, from the city or Autonomous Community you’ll stay…
You can discover a list with the most important cards below:
Student Identity Card (ISIC)
If you hadn’t heard about ISIC before, this is definitely THE CARD, the master of student discounts. Travel and transportation, accommodation, sports, renting, leisure pursuits… Everything you can imagine, ISIC has a discount. But there is more! ISIC and Uniplaces collaborate together to offer you the best services so click here for more information.
European Youth Card
Over 23,000 discounts in Spain alone. Plus another 40,000 discounts across Europe. That’s what you get with the European Youth Card. You can save money on almost anything: trains, buses, car rental, hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas, sports, ski resorts and adventure parks. This card will definitely help you spend less and experience more of Spain. Check out all the discounts here.
To earn this student card, you have to stay in Spain one academic year. Each university has its own commercial guide with specific student discounts to enjoy.
Fortunately, public transport in Spain is quite good and student-friendly. Train, tube, bus… Therefore, it’s better that you ask the different transport companies. For example, in RENFE, the Spanish National Railway Network, you can choose between different discount cards.
So I have given you the key. Now it’s up to you put on practice. Go student, go!
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