Emilia Roche

New York, NY, USA

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  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Czech, French, German, Polish, Swedish
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Graduate Student, Barista
  • New York University, class of 2015
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


I'm a twenty-two year old university student, who is quite pleased to be stationed in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I've lived in Gdansk, Prague, and Tel Aviv, and look forward to continuing my travels after I finish my MA at New York University. My hobbies include painting, swing dancing, reading, cooking, and accordion playing and my interests include old films, history, classical music, Russian and American literature, and the moon.
I travel to Warsaw almost every year (and will be back in January 2016) so let me know if you have any secret tips about it! :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Right now, I would love to meet language partners, wayward travellers, lost tourists, interested parties, secret keepers, and storytellers of all sorts.

My roommates and I aren't always able to host, but when we are, our home is always queer and trans friendly.


Window staring, accordion playing, swing dancing, food eating, coffee drinking, music listening, poetry reading, streets wandering, oil painting, history pondering, train catching.

Music, Movies, and Books

Chopin, Liszt, Benny Goodman, Lady Pank, Against Me!, The Velvet Underground, Myslovitz, Glenn Miller, Eddie Cantor, Al Bowlly, Florence and the Machine, The Beatles, Tchaikovsky, Coldplay, Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab for Cutie, Mozart, Zarah Leander, Duke Ellington, The Rolling Stones.

Inglourious Basterds, Midnight in Paris, Amelie, Metropolis, Shaun of the Dead, Django Unchained, Les Mis, Swing Kids, Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, The Artist.

19th century Russian literature, 20th century American literature, poetry, dystopia, uncomfortable parallels and beautiful imagery.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Oh dear, I had a memorable moment in Bratislava. And perhaps a story or two from Tel Aviv as well!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, United States

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