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Ani Hao

New York, NY, United States

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Last login 28 days ago

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Chinese, Hindi
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Talking and moving
  • From traveling and reading
  • From NYC
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Actively participating in building a better world

ABOUT ME

I'm passionate about languages and social justice. I love to travel, meet new people and have deep discussions, in addition to practicing my languages, volunteering, playing tennis, rock climbing, going to museums, and dancing. I have a website about volunteering independently around the world and about global issues called www.indievolunteer.wordpress.com

PHILOSOPHY

There is no nation but humanity.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been hosted in Colombia, Hong Kong, Peru, Barcelona, etc... not to mention everywhere that I've been hosted by people whom I've met who were couch surfers without me knowing! Amazing people and amazing times. I've hosted twice in Los Angeles and right now I am open to hosting in NYC

Interests

I love to meet new people, play tennis & volleyball, dance salsa, go hiking, attend festivals and fairs, read, do yoga, watch foreign movies, and have conversations about everything in life.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Through the Language Glass, White Tiger, The Marriage Plot, Love Poems, La Antropologia de Pobreza, Buenos Dias Tristeza, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Life of Pi, The Aid Trap, Proust was a Neuroscientist, Love in the Time of Cholera, East of Eden, The Gastronomical Me, Mountains beyond Mountains, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Art of Travel, The Great Gatsby, Las Batallas en el Desierto, White Tiger, The Edible Woman

Movies: Carlos, Todo sobre mi madre, Volver, La cité de la peur, The White Ribbon, Up in the Air, El Secreto de sus Ojos, Lust, Caution, Brokeback Mountain, L'auberge espagnole, Le dîner des cons, Eat Drink Man Woman

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I ended up living for the rest of the summer with the girl ahead of me on line for the ballet. I was in an exchange program in Quito, Ecuador, but the organization had done a poor job of matching the other students and me with families. I just went out as much as possible by myself, trying to soak up the life in Quito and practice my Spanish everyday, so I ended up being the only one to find a family on my own. The experience changed my life. Lisette and her family lived in a low-income neighborhood in a house they called the 'dollhouse' because it was so small, yet their affection and generosity amazed me every single day. I had only just turned 17 and was living with strangers who somehow had taken me in when I needed it most, and enabled me to open my heart to new people for the rest of my life.

Teach, Learn, Share

How can you participate in creating a better world? Observe. Analyze. Serve. www.indievolunteer.wordpress.com

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, France, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Colombia, Ecuador, France, India, United Kingdom, United States

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