Staff Spotlight: Jordi Junca Mier de Teran

Academics Coordinator


Jordi was born in Barcelona and has spent 3 summers working abroad in England and the U.S. and holds a masters degree in creative writing. When not working he plays soccer, spends time with friends and is an avid writer.

What is your favorite travel memory?

If I have to choose one, I took a boat trip while in Indonesia from Lombok to Flores. I got to see so much ocean life, like giant manta rays that were 6 meters wide. We also saw a Komodo Dragon in their natural habitat. It was a great trip since it was a small group of people and we got to know each other very well.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have greatly improved my language skills and learned so many more English phrases from being with the students and American workmates. I have also done many things I never had before like invoicing and getting to know administrators and staff at U.S. universities. I have also gained the confidence to purpose new ways of doing things and being more creative.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story I have heard was from a student who attended semester classes here, in Barcelona and was inspired to open a barber shop when he returned home. He had an assignment for class that he used to start his business based on what he learned in Barcelona. I think this proves that what we do with the students has a real effect beyond just words and memories.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

It is a short program but I love it. It is a food a culture program during the January term. It is based on Barcelona, Rome, and Athens. When I travel I like to see as many countries as possible to get to know more than one culture which enables me to understand humankind better. As a passionate traveler, the chance to see Barcelona and 2 other cultures would be making the most of it for me.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

In Spain, it is very rare to see your boss is willing to make you happy and care about your success, usually, they assign projects and only care about the results. At Barcelona SAE, the director feels that company morale is just as important as results and you can see it is not because it is trendy but because he really thinks it is the method.