Hi and welcome to our blog!
The Student Mundial blog will be your go-to place for anything student related, with a particular focus on student accommodation and life as an exchange student. Everyone in our team are graduates from all over Europe with a wealth of study and work abroad experience. We’re happy to help out and share our knowledge with you on how to make the most of your time as a student! Read on to find out about Student Mundial and who our team members are!
About us: Student accommodation, all over the world
Student Mundial is a website for students to find accommodation and flatmates. Allowing students to book rooms, whole apartments or houses from just a month to a whole year.
A safe platform for students to chat with other students interested in the same place. Speak to the students currently living there to find out what the place is like from their point of view!
We believe that students pay enough rent, so why should they pay for the rental service?
A little background about Student Mundial
Student Mundial was founded by Josh Danan during his exchange studies in Valencia, Spain. He noticed that there was no simple way of finding a room or apartment as a foreign student in Valencia. Student Mundial now helps thousands of students to find housing, both at home and abroad. In his own words:
“The Erasmus year abroad in Valencia, opened my eyes to this exhilarating time in a students life. Somehow, I had to make it last… Alas, I discovered the need for Student Mundial. The concept developed during my final year at university and the following summer, students were booking apartments.”
Today our team is spread across Spain, France and the UK. Most of the flats are available in Spain and England, but there a few gems spread out all around Europe including, Rome, Florence, Lisbon, Poznan, Clermont-Ferrand to name but a few… Our vision is to be the number one go-to place for all exchange students worldwide to find housing for their semester abroad. Along that comes a vision of secure bookings in advance and making sure that all students find trustworthy landlords wherever they go.
So who are we?
Josh is the Founder and Director of Student Mundial. He holds a BA Hons. degree in International Business with Spanish from the Nottingham Trent University and did an Erasmus year at the University of Valencia. Student Mundial is pretty much Josh’s life, he’s working day and night, 6 days a week. He will always find an excuse to travel, but Spain is always close to his heart. Suits is his latest series of indulgence. Josh is a big fan of nature and wildlife in general. Basketball, tennis and football are his sports of choice and he can’t pass a winter without at least one long weekend of snowboarding.
Max is our French marketing and website manager. He is from Nantes and currently finishing his MBA at ESCEM in Tours, France. He previously worked in Tel Aviv for an exchange semester. Max loves rock climbing, running to clear his mind, watching American TV shows, and of course there is nothing he loves more than hanging out with friends.
Connect with Max by E-mail, LinkedIn or Google+.
P.S., if you are a landlord in France or know any, Max is the go-to guy if you need help uploading your accommodation for rent to our site or having any problem with the site.
André is our Swedish worldwide explorer who has spent the past 2 years moving around the world. He holds a MSc in Finance from Stockholm University, with exchange semesters in Beijing, Tel Aviv and Boston. When not blogging for Student Mundial, he’s working with marketing for a high-tech startup. On his free time he travels, hangs out with new and old friends, runs, swims and is quite a foodie too.
Ana is the team’s arts and culture aficionado, blogger and translator. She’s half-mexican and half-andalusian, currently living in Sevilla. She has studied in Spain, the UK, France and Germany, and she loves to speak English, French and trying not to forget German Ana loves Marketing and Social Media trends and is a great storyteller both on- and offline. She feels very passionate about creative people, music and her dog “Huma”.
Ariadna is totally awesome when it comes to finding available accommodation in Barcelona, Valencia and around Spain. She’s been with Student Mundial since her internship in 2011 (and never looked back ;). Her passions are traveling and languages, and she loves helping students find their ideal accommodation.
Aimar is our superstar landlord contact person located in Barcelona. He makes sure that we top up with apartments for rent in Catalonia and that everything goes smoothly when you’re arriving.
Contact Aimar by E-mail. If you are a landlord in Spain or know any, Aimar is the go-to guy if you need help uploading your accommodation for rent to our site.
Silvio, named after Silvio from the Sopranos is a vital member of the team. Always happy to initiate a team break and go for a walk! Silv is a crucial member of the recruitment team, if he’s not sure about someone they don’t get the job
Get in touch with us
Feel free to get in touch with us if you need any advice or want to share with us, we love hearing from you. Our blog is also here to help answer the most commonly asked questions. To begin with, we will publish articles once a week, so stay tuned!