Sam Rawstorn

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • International Exchange Coordinator
  • Travel, Bachelor, Diploma
  • From Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


50 countries before 30


Born and raised in the green pastures of Christchurch, NZ. Moved to Wellington for high school and came straight to Japan upon graduation for a working holiday.

Fell in love with traveling and decided to settle down in Tokyo after graduating university.

I ran night-club events and taught English for a couple of years until getting native-level proficiency in Japanese but my love of traveling means it is hard to juggle work like this so currently working as an international exchange coordinator / interpreter for 6 months a year and traveling for the other 6!!!


No regrets

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have travelled most of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.


I usually stay in hostels while travelling and have a great time with other travellers but I would love to try couchsurfing so as to get a better feel of the world through the eyes of natives.


Soccer, Rugby, Snowboarding, Partying, Extreme sports, Living life like theres no tomorrow

Music, Movies, and Books

TV - Friends, SouthPark, Departures, Anything about travelling!!

Music - Armin van Buuren, Lil Wayne

Books - Travelling books

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spent a month at a martial arts academy in China

Teach, Learn, Share

New Zealand and Japanese language and culture!! I also do a mean haka!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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