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  • 25 references 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • University of Nottingham Ningbo
  • From Kokomo, IN, USA
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About Me

I've visited over 40 countries!

I’m not in China currently! But I refuse to change my location because I’m hopeful the border opens back up soon.

I’m currently a visiting PhD student at UCONN. Thanks to a research partnership with my main university (see next paragraph).

I moved to China in late 2018 to start my PhD at the University of Nottingham Ningbo. I am studying city diplomacy (城市外交). Covid has delayed my progress a bit, but has also allowed me to spend some time visiting new parts of the United States!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm on Couchsurfing to meet new people, share my experiences, and learn about other people's awesome travel adventures! I’m always looking for off the beaten path travel destinations. Where’s the most obscure place you’ve been to?


I enjoy table tennis and tennis or any sport with a racquet. Badminton, squash, racquet ball, you name it! I’m always down for a challenge.

  • pub crawls
  • anime
  • video games
  • tennis
  • table tennis
  • history
  • international relations
  • international food

Music, Movies, and Books

I try to watch all the Oscar nominated films. I also like independent and foreign movies. Renting foreign movies from my hometown's library is one of the reasons I was inspired to travel.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing a famous mountain (Taishan 泰山)in China was pretty cool

Teach, Learn, Share

I took tennis and ping pong lessons when I was in middle school and high school, so I can teach either one of these. I can also share my experiences and tips from all of my previous international trips!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Well I’ve been doing research for a year now, so hopefully I can share some fun facts about diplomacy and international relations

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macao, Morocco, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, Taiwan, United States

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