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Matthew Strasser

Hamada, Shimane, Japan

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  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Community Habilitation Specialist
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • From Algonquin, IL, USA
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About Me


Teach abroad


I love stories and music. I am positive and love being around other positive people.

Graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2009 with a BA in Film and Television Production, as well as a minor in creative writing.

Currently teaching English to elementary school and junior high school students and working on music.


Live my life to be good to others and to surround myself with other good people. We are here to love and explore and create!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Surfing, hosting, whatever!


I have only had amazing experiences!! I've made some really great friends.


Read, write, make music, dabble in photography, wandering, daydreaming and meeting new people.

Music, Movies & Books

Books: Kafka on the Shore, Dharma Bums, Siddhartha, Gravity's Rainbow, Flow My Tears the Policeman Said, American Splendor comics, Howl and other Poems, Nine Stories

Music: Velvet Underground, Buddy Holly, The Monks, Sam Cooke, Animal Collective, The Clash, Neutral Milk Hotel

Movies: Ghost Dog, Jesus' Son, The Godfather Parts 1 and 2, The Science of Sleep, Life Aquatic

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Stood before two different glaciers in the Himalayas

Swam through pins and needles in the South Pacific during winter

Strolled through Copenhagen during sunrise and watched the sun reflect off the spires!

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to help edit poems and short stories... or spread good music!

Countries I've Visited

Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, United States

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