Making New Friends During Covid
It can be hard to meet new people in a new place, COVID has just made things harder with the new restrictions put into place. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind to meet new friends during COVID.
1. Join clubs
Many universities in Madrid and Segovia give the opportunity for students to join clubs. These clubs can be of any sport or of any personal interest. This makes it easy to meet new people who have the same interests. It does not have to be only clubs in the university, it is also good to join any club in general such as, for example, a dance club, a gym, a reading club, etc.
2. Meet people through your host family
One benefit of staying with a host family is that you automatically have someone you know. Through your host family, you can make new connections and they can introduce you to other people. In some cases, some of your host family members may be college students the same age. This is a great benefit due to the fact that you could automatically meet people from your own social circle.
3. Make plans with the same people in your class
Due to restrictions in many places, it is difficult to meet people in bars and restaurants. Because of this, it's good to make plans with the same people you meet in your classes at your university.
4. Activities for Exchange students
Many universities provide activities for exchange students to meet. It is important that you get the most out of these activities and build relationships with the people who are also participating in these activities. It is important that you do not forget that you are not the only exchange student and that everyone wants to meet new people and make new friends.
5. Don't be afraid to take the first step
Nowadays, you can't be afraid to talk to others and go up to new people. It is important to be friendly and open with others. Madrid and Segovia are places full of young and friendly people so do not doubt that you will meet many lifelong friends.