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Application period for places in UC3M residence halls now open

Fotografía de alumnos de la residencia Fernando de los Ríos

Application period for places in UC3M residence halls now open

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid student residence halls have begun the on-line application process for academic year 2016-2017. The University has more than one thousand places available at the two residence halls in Getafe, Fernando de los Ríos (374) and Gregorio Peces-Barba (318), and the one in Leganés, Fernando Abril Martorell (310).

The UC3M residence halls are more than a place to sleep, because they host many cultural, sports and social activities, among others. “Residence halls are a good place to share ideas with other students. If you only go to class, you miss those experiences,” explained Marc Riera, a 19-year-old Economics student from the Balearic Islands. Riera, who has spent two years at the Fernando de los Ríos residence hall in Getafe, also belongs to the association “Estudiantes por Europa,” like many of the students at his residence hall. He also notes that in his dorm, “there are many activities like the cultural trips that are organized every term. We’ve already been to Barcelona, Coimbra, Oporto and Seville.”

María López, a native of Santander and a Business Administration student, says that life in her student residence hall furnishes her with “many things that go beyond the degree course. The activities were an important point for me when I had to decide whether or not to live in a UC3M residence hall. Lots of cultural and sports activities are organised, and these give you things you can get only if you live in a dorm,” she said. Thanks to her stay at the residence hall, she has learned “to live with people from all parts of Spain.”

For Antonio Gutiérrez, another resident, it has meant “discovering a world beyond going to class and extending the boundaries of my university life. Lodging here gives you a very enriching experience and creates bonds.” Gutiérrez, a native of Baena (Córdoba), is studying law. He said “residence halls are a focal point of culture, debate and humanistic education, and it gives you the chance to meet crucial people.”

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