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Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

FMEL: Fondation Maisons pour Etudiants Lausanne http://www.fmel.ch/pages/fmel/index....t%E9&langue=en

I have been offered accommodation in the Ochettes. There are several other accommodation options as shown in the website, but I have no idea which one is good or bad.

If you've ever lived with FMEL, or know anything about it, I would really appreciate your input.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

I lived in Bourdonette on a flat with 5 residents. All have their individiual rooms. We shared the kitchen and 2 bathrooms (one for each gender on the flat).

I have been to a birthday party in Ochette and I loved the place. Very warm flats, similar to Bourdonette. Location is very close to UNIL and EPFL. You can even walk to UNIL-Mouline.

Rents are very cheap for what you are getting there, compared to rest of Lausanne. Management is very regular and functioning good. I had no complaints other than a few little things that were solved easily.

Considering the flat hunting in Lausanne and the difficulty of finding decent ones, I would not say no to FMEL. I could get my room in Bourdonette after 1 year of being in the waiting list and I know people who waited more than that.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

Also join this group, I will approve you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/epfl.unil/

There are possibly many people who lived in FMEL there. If you are a student starting at one of the universities, you will have many friends there.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

fantastic! thanks baba tenor!

What's the UNIL-Mouline by the way? How close is it to UNIL for the Ochette? Walkable? Time?

Also, what is the housing settlement that's the very closest?

Thank you so much for your feedback. Really appreciate it.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

I live in Triaudes, I pretty much recommend you getting the room, you can stay a maximum of 1 year anyway but from there it'll be easier for you to find something else in the future if you're staying for longer than a year. The price is just okay, but at least you forget about costs such as water, electricity, internet or the flat insurance and stuff like that as it's all included in the rent.

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What's the UNIL-Mouline by the way? How close is it to UNIL for the Ochette? Walkable? Time?
UNIL-Mouline is an M1 metro station. It's a small metro relying the city centre with the west of the city including the two universities, the federal technical university EPFL and the cantonal one UNIL, they're next to each other in a huge campus.

Ochettes is only 2 stations (unil-mouline, unil-sorge, epfl) away from EPFL so it takes 2 min to get to the university, but i guess it'll be more comfortable for you to just buy a bike, though the metro is very useful to go to the centre.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

hey guys,
So I've managed to book down a room in the Ochettes! In the 100 series. Assuming this is a room on the first floor?

Also, the fees are 580 CHF/month. What does this 580 CHF include? Just the room? Or includes also electricity, internet, etc?

I'll ask the FMEL too but they seem to take a long time. Thank you!
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

Also, does anyone know if there are meal plans that you can opt-in with the FMEL?

If you're in des Ochettes, do you just have to cook everything yourself?
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

If it hasn't changed, all the amenities should be included. You will not pay anything extra for the flat. You might have to buy your own bedsheet, blanket, pillow and pillowcase. You pay for laundry. It will all be written on your contract.

No meals. You cook or eat out. FMEL is only concerned with the flat and nothing more.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

Just wanted to say congratulations. Finding accommodation is a huge challenge, one that is difficult to accomplish from outside the country. Don't stress too much about all the details, they will resolve themselves, and feel good about having a roof over your head for when you arrive, really, it's no small feat.
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Re: Thoughts on Accommodation by FMEL in Lausanne?

This is true, Kristanez. Finding accommodation without actually being in that city is very hard to do.

I'm curious about the quality of the kitchen. Hope it has a lot of potential for some quality cooking!
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