Ben Schwab

Rowlett, TX, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Armenian, Czech, German, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Education Policy
  • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • From Dallas, TX, USA
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About Me


To truly become a citizen of the world.


I am interested in many things: world politics, history, urban and public spaces, literature, music, and people. I love traveling. I am vegetarian and love to eat.

I spent three years serving as U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia and just recently finished graduate school focusing on international education policy.


Everyone has something to teach.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would like to travel throughout the world, and also help people who wish to do the same. I will offer as much as I can in the way of hospitality and entertainment.


Traveling throughout Eastern Europe I was hosted by several people. I hope I can return the favor here in Armenia.


Traveling, reading, birding, sitting, tea drinking, backgammoning, hiking, learning new languages...

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman, the guy who directed Tremors, and many more good films.

Music: If you listen to Mike Patton, Phillip Glass, Jay-Z, Fiona Apple, TV on the Radiohead [sic], Shostakovitch, Stevie Wonder, Nine Inch Nails, The Roots, Smetana, David Byrne, Tchaikovsky, Ben Webster, Bjork, Tom Waits, Fiona Apple (wait, what, again?), Michael Jackson, Ornette Coleman then I can make you a great mix tape.

Books: We will discuss this over tea.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen a classroom of children learn something new right before my eyes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Armenia, Czech Republic

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