Anna Aufdenkmpe

Cape Coral, Florida, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 50, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • English teacher
  • University of Central Florida
  • From Daytona Beach, Florida
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About Me


I am an English teacher set out to travel the world while experincing people and their cultures...not just visiting a country.


I was laid off from an office job and decided I didn't want to be contained in four walls missing the world outside. So I began to travel and learned about teaching English as a foreign language and decided to make a change. I received my certificate in San Jose, Costa Rica and am now teaching in Machala, Ecuador. I hope to be in a new country after each year.


Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am new to couch surfing and just had my first experience in June. I was impressed how this works and am excited to couch surf more. Once I settle down back in the US, I want to open my home as a host! It will be exciting as well.


I like the outdoors. I like to hike, kayak, canopy, skydive, and hope to add white water rafting to the list!

Music, Movies, and Books

I like most any music. I like to dance. I am open to any book that is referred by someone so I don't have a particular genre.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have survived the evil called cancer but in return my life is richer for it as I have met many amazing people along the way that need our prayers.

Teach, Learn, Share

I hope to teach the world English and learn other languages in return. Maybe not to be fluent but to share a moment of understanding.

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, Ireland, Jamaica, Peru, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, United States

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