5 08, 2019

Must-Have Packing Items: What to bring to Madrid ­čÄĺ

2020-09-02T15:05:56+02:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Ultimate Packing List Getting ready to jump the pond and not sure what the most important things to bring are? It's important to do your research about what things are easily available to you and what isn't so you're sure not to forget the essentials. Smart Insiders is going to break down everything to keep in mind when packing your suitcase. We're going to give you packing tips so you come prepared and ready to explore. Packing Tip 1: Decide which luggage you are bringing. To decide what [...]

26 06, 2019

TIE Renewal Application: How To Stay Legal

2020-11-04T17:24:20+01:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

TIE Renewal in Madrid In this post Smart Insiders is going to cover all the important information you need to know about renewing your TIE! If you're planning to renew another year as a Language Assistant you will need to register for a TIE renewal. This is a crucial step for returning another year, and if not done correctly will be costly and time consuming. What is a TIE? Why do you need to renew it? TIE Tarjeta de Extranjero is your identification card that contains your NIE number. It is necessary [...]

28 03, 2019

Housing Guide: Mi Casa es Tu Casa ­čĆá

2020-07-22T11:31:09+02:00Categories: Housing, Neighborhoods, Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tips for how to find housing in Madrid. Finding an apartment can be an exciting time, but also stressful. Many of you are probably thinking "Where do I begin?", "What neighborhood is best for my commute?", "What options are available in a foreign country?" The list goes on and on, but with Smart Insider's Housing Guide a lot of your questions will be answered. Ready. Set. Apartment Hunt! What's the best district for me? Arg├╝elles Also known as the university district, Arg├╝elles is located northwest of the city center. This is [...]

14 02, 2019

Empadronado: Registering as a Resident in Madrid ­čĆó

2020-06-02T18:14:13+02:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

How To Become Empadronado/a Probably many of you may have heard the word Empadronado and wondering what does it mean? To break it down, becoming Empadronado means that you are registering yourself in the city in which you live in Madrid by giving the census your name and address. This is an important process because it is necessary for certain transactions in Madrid. Smart Insiders is here to give you a step-by-step guide on how to register. Most importantly, if you're living in a city other than Madrid go to your local town hall (ayuntamiento) to ask [...]

7 02, 2019

TIE/NIE Application: How To Get Legal

2020-11-04T17:24:37+01:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: , |16 Comments

Applying for the NIE/TIE in Madrid In this post Smart Insiders is going to be covering all the important information you need to know about becoming legal! What does this mean exactly? When you arrive in Spain you need to register with Spanish authorities if you are staying in Spain longer than three months. It seems daunting at the beginning but after reading we hope you find the process a bit easier. NIE vs. TIE. What's the difference? First of all, A NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) is your Foreign Identity Number that [...]

17 01, 2019

Abono Transporte Madrid: Call It Commuting ­čÜî

2020-05-21T17:04:40+02:00Categories: Support, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to get an abono transporte in Madrid. First of all, are you wondering how to get around the Community of Madrid? Because if so, Smart Insiders is here to give tips on securing an abono transporte. Also, there is a lot to consider before you go and buy an abono. Most noteworthy examples are the zone of your school or work, how old you are, and how many methods of transportation you take during your commute. Maybe it seems confusing at the beginning, but after reading we hope to have all your questions answered and [...]

15 01, 2019

Madrid Must See List: Welcome Students Abroad!

2020-09-10T16:34:38+02:00Categories: News, Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Smart Insiders welcomes you to Madrid for study abroad! Smart Insiders is back with more helpful tips and advice for new study abroad students in Madrid. Now that you are familiar with some of the important things with arriving and getting settled you might be wondering what are the most important things to see and do during your time here. To help you out we've gathered information about cultural differences, must sees, and finally the ultimate Madrid Bucket List! With limited time Smart Insiders wants to make sure you note all the top things you [...]

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