ISAP #9: Revolutionizing Study Abroad Housing, Blackberries, and Millennials Rising with Brett Newman of Study Abroad Apartments

This week I'm sharing an interview with Brett Newman, Co-founder and COO of Study Abroad Apartments. I'm a big fan of Brett's and his Co-founder Ryan. After getting to know them over the past year and learning more about their company, their vision, and just getting to talk all thing study abroad and entrepreneurship I know I had to have them on the show. Brett and Ryan are revolutionizing how students find housing while abroad and creating transparency in an element of the experience that has traditionally been shrouded in mystery. 





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  • The scam that inspired Brett and Ryan to create Study Abroad Apartments

  • What motivated Brett to study abroad in the first place

  • How Study Abroad Apartments knows what “good” housing is

  • How the housing experience impacts the overall study abroad experience

  • Why students are going to Study Abroad Apartments for advice on where/when/and with whom to study abroad

  • What has surprised the SAA team about the professional world of international education

  • Are millennials really what we think they are?

  • My “Aleppo moment” when Brett talks about the next big thing in study abroad

  • What’s it like to start a company in IE