My Room Abroad is a platform connecting international students with certified landlords.
Everything started back in 2015. The destinations of the exchange semester were just released at the university. Sebastien and Vincent, were thrilled to live in a foreign country for a semester. They had a different destination but both had the same painful time finding a room abroad. That is when they realized how complicated of a process it was. They faced many fake landlords trying to rip them off, website in an undecodable language and usually not structured. In the end they found a nice shared flat when they were in the country, but it was not without a lot of pain and stress.
That is when they decided they wanted to help future internationals students going to dream destinations. They wanted to simplify the process of finding accommodation for them so that they could live their experience abroad to the fullest without housing worries.
Almost two years later, after they graduated, they decided to bring the project to the next level. They developed the platform to connect international students with trustworthy landlords. The first trial was done in Taipei, Sebastien’s exchange destination, with 150 rooms and partnerships with his previous universities in Taipei and in Europe. It was really successful and My Room Abroad was born in February 2017.
During the next semester, the company has increased at a mind blowing speed, helping more and more students find housing abroad. The platform rose to over 850 rooms listed, 9 partnerships with the largest Universities and Language Schools in Taipei and a network of 12 European partner universities.
Today, My Room Abroad is more than a housing platform, it is a family abroad. My Room Abroad makes it its mission to help students every step of the way making sure they spend an unforgettable experience abroad without any housing trouble. International students are accompanied from the booking of their room to their moving out date. Moreover, they benefit from MRA’s community of international students. Through this community, the right facebook groups and events, they can meet like-minded people, who will ultimately become a family abroad on this life-changing adventure. This will allow every students to create his or her personal mix of adventure, partying, travelling and networking.
At MRA, we strongly believe that nothing is more enriching than an experience abroad and we’re here to help you to get the most out of it!