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Elizabeth Huang

New York, NY, United States

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  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 20, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Full-time explorer and student
  • University
  • From New York City
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To see how far I can go.


I'm Elle and I'm currently studying business and linguistics at university. I travel as often as life allows and I have a great love for foreign languages, the smell of new air, and detours. I write in my free time, hike and do singing gigs when I can. I love to have long conversations about anything and everything, and love it when people ask me questions. I am passionate about social entrepreneurship, sustainable development, and language, and if we get started talking about things on those lines, I can go on and on. I think I would describe this point in my life as "in progress," and I would like to draw it out as long as possible.

I'm a big fan of Dr. Suess, who is up in the ranks with Thomas Aquinas and Descartes, as far as I'm concerned.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” - Dr. Suess, Oh The Places You'll Go


I believe in all sorts of juxtaposition.
I believe in letting good things happen, without question or hesitation.
I believe in challenging myself.
I believe in being stupidly, drunk happy, without the drinks.
I believe you leave a piece of yourself wherever you go and take with you even more.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I'm a full-time student, so I would love to host some day soon, but as of now, not having a permanent residence and alternating between school, travel and home makes things difficult. I am in the Chicago/Northern Indiana area during the academic year and in NYC or traveling the rest of the time. I enjoy meeting up with people when I travel or if we catch each other when I'm home. I don't really have a choice but to leave it up to faith, and I think everyone I meet comes into my life for a reason.


People often look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I like to couchsurf. I guess I just like to have a little faith. It's a two way street - opening your home up to a stranger and stepping into a stranger's home. I've met some great people through couchsurfing and I get to hear stories as well as share my own.


I like to travel, write, sing, hike, learn, run and read!

Music, Movies & Books

I don't much attach to a certain genre, but indie music happens to be what I listen to most. Artists such Vanessa Carlton, Regina Spektor, Lana del Rey, Amber Rubarth, Birdy, The Dandy Warhols, and The Killers, reside in my playlist.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hands down, the view at the top of a mountain. There's nothing like a long hike and then the breathtaking scenery at the top.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love linguists, and people who are passionate. They're the best teachers. And people who create - they know how to live and have the most fun.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

China, Germany, United States

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