Ari Benjamin

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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  • Current student @ Williams College, physics major
  • From Northampton, MA, USA
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About Me


I am: a lover of music, food, challenges, and a good laugh; a traveler, novice teacher, lifelong learner, and secret homebody.


I believe life is best when shared, that beauty appears to those who search for it, and that all ideas are interesting. Learning is my life. Friends come before all else.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Right now, I'm looking to meet people in this new city.


Some surfing across Europe last summer.


I listen to a lot of music. I bike. I love to ski, when I've got the cash. I read, when I've got the time. I dabble in playing some of my own music, too, mostly some fretted doodling.

Music, Movies, and Books

Steinbeck, Borges, and the like, and recently some Italian literature. I love any movie that's well-shot and surprises me. My music tastes are folky, indie-y, hip hoppy, and they change by the month.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Years ago, far enough that the memory begins to blur, my blessed family and I kayaked at night into a bioluminescent bay in Culebra, Puerto Rico. The experience of swimming in shimmering water was, well, simply otherworldly. Sure, maybe I was just 10 years old, but I'll still take this as a childhood highlight. Also up there: skydiving. I'm a thrill seeker, and that 2 mile free-fall absolutely blew my mind.

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, France, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Mexico, United States

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