Student Survival Guide started in August 2019 with Jaro Vyhank and Michael Mares-friends and flatmates- who decided someone should step in and show the international students how life in Denmark really is like.
“We felt the need to share the knowledge we've got after years in the country, where many things are more confusing than they need to be.”
As time passed, the project gained a lot of positive attention, with more and more young people either tuning in and engaging with the content or feeling inspired to lend a helping hand.
The team has grown over time and like minded individuals joined Jaro and Michael. They come from different countries and backgrounds, yet their purpose aligns:
“Help all incoming international students to freely and easily access information that will help them settle in their new life, in an unknown country.”
Student Survival Guide Community
We are aware how hard it can be to move to and study in a foreign country, especially as a confused young adult, possibly freshly graduated from highschool, thinking that the world is our oyster. Yet, the innocent hopes and dreams of youth can be easily forgotten when reality hits us with questions and problems we have no idea how to tackle.
“What university should I choose? How do I find a place to live, a job...friends? How do I deal with my taxes? Am I even welcome in this country?“
We are here to remind international students in Denmark: you are not alone and you don’t need to deal with everything just by yourself.
We are here to answer your questions and help you settle in as fast as possible, so you can keep pursuing those hopes and dreams!
In the SSG community you can find relevant information about the student life in Denmark, presented in fun and engaging ways. We cover aspects of all stages of your journey here-from the moment you consider studying abroad to life after graduation.
Our ambition is to provide all students in the world with a one-stop platform, where they can receive the latest and most accurate information about studies in other countries.
Our mission & vision
We are on a mission to provide easily accessible, high quality information to all international students living in Denmark. We have successfully created a strong community of students, willing to share their knowledge with others. We are on a continuous mission to use IT to enable us to communicate even more effectively, and transparently - while at the same time enabling crowdsourced content from our readers. Our vision is to recreate the model of SSG Denmark in all countries of the world, so no matter where you go for your studies, you can find relevant information in one simple platform. We want to facilitate the future of higher education and gather data in places where is was not possible before.
- Michael Mares, Founder & CEO