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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning German
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student at VU Amsterdam
  • University of Ottawa - Undergrad in International Relations
  • From Brockville, Ontario
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


My mission: learn German and French! And finish this Master's...


I am...well, for starters, bad at this kind of stuff. Time for some humblebrag. I'd say I'm a really easy person to be around!

I just moved to Amsterdam to study the Law and Politics of International Security at the VU Amsterdam. For the past two years-ish I lived in Vienna where I babysat, learned German, and basically just had a great time. After I graduated Uni in Canada I took off to Europe and I hope to ride around this continent as long as I can, from visa to visa. My passion is learning languages and ... well, eating. I mean, come on.




Languages - primarily German and French but I'm also spending a bit of time on Spanish and would love to learn Dutch, as I'm living in Amsterdam right now.

Also: Music, mostly of the electronic and/or folk variety, as well as reading - novels, biographies, history, anything.

  • yoga
  • clothing
  • politics
  • reading
  • drawing
  • music
  • swimming
  • history
  • languages
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Billy Corgan, Bjork, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Childish Gambino, Damien Rice, Death Cab, Dirty Projectors, Eisley, Metric, Jeff Buckley, Kanye, Lady Gaga, Land of Talk, Matthew Good, Mr Hudson, N.E.R.D., New Young Pony Club, Noah and the Whale, Peaches, Prince, Radiohead, Rihanna, Rufus Wainwright, Shad, Shara Worden, the Smashing Pumpkins, St. Vincent, Stars, Tegan and Sara, TV on the Radio, Wilco, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yo La name my favourites.

Movies: Everything by Wes Anderson, anything quirky or awkward or adorable or weird or funny. But mostly funny.

Books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Favourite Game, Beautiful Losers, East of Eden...more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Madrid sunset! Sweet baby Jesus, that was beautiful.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could help anyone with English...with French grammar...that's all I'm really good at I think!

I'd love to learn yoga, and how to draw, and how to sew clothes, and how to actually swim and not just doggy paddle, and lots of other things.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Austria, Canada, Netherlands

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