Lyon: an enticing European metropolis
Since the Renaissance, the banks of the two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, that flow through the city, the Fourvière basilica that dominates the city centre, and the Old Lyon, are sights that make Lyon an extremely pleasant place to live in.
Lyon is not only home to many of France’s large corporations which now operate worldwide; it also attracts many international firms and organisations. For centuries, the city has been a trading centre at the cross-roads between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean South. While its entrepreneurial culture dates back to the silk manufacturers in the early 19th century, its present dynamism is based on a diversified range of modern industries: energy, chemicals, vaccines, laser technology, etc...
- 6th most important region in Europe: Rhône-Alpes: 6th highest GDP in Europe, out of 204 regions ranked (Source: Eurostat 2014)
- #1 region in France for incoming international companies: 900 foreign capital companies (above 50 employees) employing about 165,000 people
- A major education capital in Europe: around 150,000 students
Housing in Lyon
Munich: a cultural and attractive centre
Munich is the capital city of Bavaria (Bayern), Germany. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are about 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.
Housing in Munich
Finding your accommodation can be tough, but if you take your precautions you will be right on time to find it.
- Studio flat: 350€-600 € a month
- 1-bedroom flat: 600-750 € a month
Lancaster: the little big city
Lancaster is small enough to explore on foot and big enough to keep you entertained. The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide named Lancaster “Best Campus University” in 2018, which is in part down to the wealth of facilities available. The campus is home to banks and supermarkets, bars, cafes and restaurants, and even a modern sports centre with swimming pool, gym and climbing wall.
Housing in Lancaster
Lancaster University accommodation has retained the accolade of ‘Best University Halls’ in the 2015 National Student Housing Survey of 200+ UK institutions.
They offer different accommodation options on campus, ranging from standard single rooms with a washbasin to a self-contained studio flat. On-campus accommodation starts from £88.20 per week. You can also live off campus, with many good value options in Lancaster city centre.