4+1 ways to make friends in Barcelona
Now that you just arrived to the city, found an apartment: you are ready to explore! But there is one problem, you don’t know anyone here yet. Well, we have the solution. With Erasmus Barcelona by Shaz, you will make friends in Barcelona and this semester will quickly become the best time of your life.
Whether you are a student or an intern, the best tip to give an Erasmus student is: don’t be afraid to approach people and start a conversation. It can be as easy as giving someone a compliment. It’s one of my favorite ways of starting a conversation and it makes people feel good!
Definitely try to do things you are interested in. For example, if you like cooking, try new recipes or go take a cooking class. This way you will find people with the same interests and passions and initiating a conversation will be much easier when you know the person loves the same things you do.
Explore endless possibilities in this multi-cultural city.
- For the cinephiles under us, check outthis articleto find the best English cinemas in Barcelona.
- If you are interested in fashion or like shopping, don’t be shy to go thrifting or find one of the many vintage markets
If you like the digital side of meeting people more. Don’t worry, social media has got your back! There are countless Facebook groups or Whatsapp Groups of students in Barcelona. Join them and watch out for meet-ups or get-togethers. Chat your way into friendships and you never know, you may meet your next drinking buddy!
If you are more an outdoorsy type, one of my favorite things to do in a foreign city is to pack myself a nice bocadillo and head to the nearest park for an impromptu picnic.
Luckily, there are plenty of other people who feel the same way. From there on, try to start a conversation. Maybe ask them to take a picture of you or vice versa, or even join in if they are playing music. People outside are much more relaxed and they’re more likely to welcome you into their group.
Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about the Erasmus Barcelona meetups and drinking parties. It’s one of the best ways to meet new Erasmus students and expand your social circle. You might as well get a cerveza or two at a great price. Check out our list of upcoming events and take notes for the upcoming ones. Don’t overthink it and just go enjoy yourself and make friends in Barcelona!