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Emilia Roche

New York, NY, USA

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  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Czech, French, German, Polish
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Humorless daydreamer extraordinaire
  • 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 looking forward to a nice summer in 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.


Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.

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.


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

Music, Movies & 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, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Slovakia, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, United States

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