Benjamin Cote

Goleta, California, United States

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  • Student of Mathematics
  • Graduate student
  • From Issaquah, Washington, USA
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About Me


Live the dream


I am a grad student at UCSB who enjoys mathematics, swing dancing, running, and traveling. I have been vegan for 8 years and love to make food and exchange recipes. I love experiencing different cultures and meeting fun people from around the globe.


Plan on rain,
Pack for snow,
Smile like the sunshine

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Traveling, hosting, organizing potlucks, making friends.


The summer before beginning college I took a three week trip around Europe with a good friend of mine. We crashed on couches of a few people we knew and stayed in hostels. I loved the hosteling experience, especially meeting travelers and becoming good friends quickly because of our shared experience.

While in Europe I surfed, hosted, met with local CSers, and threw vegan potlucks with some friends I made on CS. It was great!


Vegan cooking, running, mathematics, traveling, hiking, surfing, sailing, gardening, anything outdoors, trying new things, adventuring.

Music, Movies, and Books

I like many movies. My favorite actor is Christopher Walken.

Musically, I really enjoy jazz, alternative, and rock. Some current favorite artists: Oscar Peterson, Josh Ritter, Mason Jennings, Dave Matthews Band, Kistehén Tánczenekar.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Road-trip through the Balkans.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people some basic swing dancing (lindy hop, east coast, shim sham), vegan cooking, as well as mathematics.

I also would love to learn more about raw foods.

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