Eric Umble

New York, New York, United States

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  • Student Musician
  • 3rd year of University
  • From Lancaster, PA, USA
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About Me


Find beauty in the unexpected places!


What occupies most of my time is playing the clarinet. I currently study at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. My favorite thing in the world is traveling. I am spontaneous and laid back. I love languages, meeting new people, reading, writing snail mail, making/listening to music, being out in nature etc... I really enjoy seeing a place from the perspective of the locals. Life is too short and too beautiful to not to try and experience every moment to its fullest.


Treat people the way you want to be treated, search for beauty in the unexpected places, open yourself to other points of view, allow yourself to be venerable. Life every day fully and completely.

"In a word, we must create our own essence; it is in throwing ourselves into the world, in suffering with it, that little by little, we define ourselves."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I Surf and will take people out for coffee/show them around my city. Once I have better accommodations than a tiny dorm room, I will offer my couch!


Couch-surfed in: Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels, Maastricht, Barcelona, Enschede and Belgrade.

I also love showing people around! Hit me up!


History, politics, geography, hearing from someone who shares a different perspective than I do, Hiking and being out in nature, anything to do with Music, exploring new places and finding new things about the old places, eastern philosophy.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - I love foreign films and documentaries
Music - Anything classical, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Rock, Electronic, alternative, Blue Grass, Pop, World Music, Jazz
Books - Non-fiction (Politics, Travel, Current affairs), poetry (Walt Whitman,Rilke, Neruda), Suspense, historical fiction

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Took Gua-Guas and motoconchos all over the beautiful and vibrant Dominican Republic with my childhood friend Izzy :)

Teach, Learn, Share

visited 19 states (8.44%)Create your own visited map of The World or another interesting project

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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