Erasmus find a flat, the hostel Franco – Spanish


Travel makes youth … going away from home may seem exciting or scary depending on the people, but one thing is certain: this experience will change your life and will be very rewarding. This brilliant destiny is worth the idea of ​​2 young Icaunaises out of the Erasmus program.

Morgane Dupuis and Julie Abrate, respectively 26 and 28 years old, have known each other since high school. They met at Saint-Fargeau in the Yonne, thanks to horse riding, a common passion that today is no longer their only attachment.

It was the day after the Brexit polls, based in Valencia, Spain, that we made contact


The 52% of Britons who have just voted “no” to the European Union have triggered an earthquake in Europe. For those students who left for Erasmus, their reactions oscillate between distress and annoyance. But this European generation who claims to be children of the world does not know the borders and will not be overflowing on its future.

The Erasmus exchange program has been experiencing ever-increasing success since 1987 when it was launched … Because it simply allows students to study abroad for 3 to 12 months at another European university by validating their course in their starting university.

30 years that have allowed more than 3 million young Europeans to discover new enriching horizons.

The name of the program comes from the humanist monk and Dutch theologian Erasmus (1465-1536). The latter traveled for many years across Europe to enrich different cultures and develop his humanism. ERASMUS is an acronym for “EuRopean Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students”, which means ”  European Action Program for the Mobility of Students” .

A divorce between the United Kingdom and Europe that resembles the original idea of ​​the Poyaudines.

For these European citizens, their experience during their student stay in Spain in international trade has demonstrated the complexity of a development for a few months. Where to stay and how to arrange when you come to a country with your suitcase as your only property?

The sharp rise in housing prices in recent years has led to significant competition in the market.


In Madrid and Barcelona, ​​prices for a furnished apartment with a room start at 600 € / month. 
A cheaper alternative is the piso compartido (colocation), which starts around 300 € / month in big cities.

Intermediaries with dubious intentions are their business. Rents that must be paid in cash with sometimes up to 10 co-tenants. But a roommate can quickly turn into a nightmare as lived Julie. Breaks of roommates and a flight surety that had to be recovered with a lawyer.

From this misadventure, the associates found a company, “Erasmus find a flat” (find a flat)

Valencia is one of Spain’s most suitable cities for expatriation and offers a wide range of housing. It is one of Spain’s largest cities, with some 797,000 inhabitants and 30,000 students.

From next September, the new company heads will offer Erasmus students a package for € 300 per month. Ten 4-bedroom apartments can be rented. But not only, in the delivery is included the furnishings including furniture, appliances, linens provided. Also internet access, cleaning, transport and finally a guide that is the scout of good local practices.

Optionally, a concierge service will be available at the request of the 40 students enrolled for the year 2016/2017 pending future tenants. Personal assistance with a set of daily services provided.

The “Valenciana” intend to develop their activity by doubling the housing each year.

This capacity is still possible in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​also in Italy. The university potential in southern Europe is more conducive to this, while in the north, such as Germany, Sweden and Holland, student mobility is already facilitated. The two entrepreneurs are also looking for real estate investors who would entrust the usufruct to “Erasmus find a flat”.

“Reinventing Europe” but inventing administrative and entrepreneurial standardization is essential

For 2 years, their entrepreneurial quest has not been easy. Many organizations or banks have tried to discourage them.
A European Union where there are still double constraints, even in border countries. This complicates the procedures and these meanders discourage most of the time. Europe has its freedom of movement and work but paradoxically there is no help on joint projects between countries. No supervision despite numerous associations and existing structures. In short, a functioning without unification since the declaration of the founding text of 1950. A breach for the first world economic power populated more than 508 million inhabitants. And as proof, the women entrepreneurs wanted their headquarters in the Yonne but it will be Parisian, a guarantee of security for real estate transactions, but for a bank this time. And so far, the two expatriates have adapted their strategy to each dam.

It is in pairs that they worked on their project for 2 years, that’s how they will work in Valencia during the students’ special moments. For the two young women, their heart and their ties remain in Puisaye. They do not give up the Country of Colette and it is in turn, every month, that Julie and Morgane will manage “Erasmus find a flat”, one in Valencia and the other in the Yonne.

Posted by : Yonne development 

5th July, 2016