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  • 5 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Human Research Protection Program: Purdue University
  • Third Year Agricultural Communication Student
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me


To see the world, meet many people, and have few regrets :]


Hello, I'm Benji!

Updating this for the first time in AGES!!!

Third year by degree but fourth year by credit hour college student studying Agricultural Communication at Purdue Main Campus. I live in a relatively nice three-bedroom house with two equally nice roommates.

After college I am not quite sure what I want to do. In a dream reality I would love to be a wedding planner to be quite honest.

Movies. Music. Video games. Occasional drinking.

I am also writing a book series right now called "Into the Gates" I have spent five years planning it and am beginning to write! I have three interested publishers so wish me luck :D


Learning about others, where they come from, and what they do. Teaching the same about myself. The more people we know the less ignorant we become.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I want to participate by not only expanding my views on the world- but by helping others expand theirs. With every person you meet you get to learn about them, their beliefs, and their culture.


I stayed with some, now friends, in Toronto and have shown a few cool people around Chicago- if you are ever there I can give you so many recommendations. Also, Dustin (also a Couch Surfer in West Lafayette) was my roommate and in the year we were under the same roof housed a few surfers!


My interests range from everything between cooking to drawing to going to the gym and watching movies.

Board games, drink making, video games, photography, piano, so on so on so on.

Note that none of my interests are anything I take very seriously! I like to enjoy things.

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • cooking
  • drinking
  • movies
  • video games
  • board games
  • drawing
  • music
  • piano

Music, Movies, and Books

Musical tastes very from Lady Gaga to Marilyn Manson to Nat King Cole to the London Symphony Orchestra. Seriously, my I-pod is the definition of "eclectic."

Movies are just about the same but I love them. I have about 200+ and counting in my personal collection! Though I do prefer a good horror film more than anything else.

Reading- I need to do it more but.... I enjoy manga. Harry Potter. Am a huge sucker for Dr. Seuss and children's books. Also enjoy classic works like Dante's Inferno and am a huge Shakespeare fan.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

An amazing thing I have done is watch my 6 niblings grow-up to be such wonderful beautiful children :]

I have no children of my own but each of them feels like my own!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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