Leslie Funk

Acton, MA, United States

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  • Outgoing: placer of international au pairs with American ...
  • UConn, BA in Communications
  • From Acton, MA, USA
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About Me


Learn about other cultures through real people


I am a product of Northeastern USA suburbia with an affinity for anyone who is not from my area (though I do have local friends :). I love meeting new people who have had seemingly different experiences from mine; they are, typically, that much more interesting to me! Through this site and other opportunities, I am always looking forward to learning more and seeing more as time goes on.

After working for an au pair agency (behind the scenes, not as an au pair) for a few years after college, the next phase of my life will find me out in Saint Paul, taking on law school. Should be exciting and intense, and I think I will have a couch then, too, so all the better.


A situation is as good or bad as you make it. Most of the time, all you'll need is a positive attitude to appreciate life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Previously, I met up with a few people for coffee and would like to do more of that. Also, was hosted for the first time with a fabulous first experience! Meeting new people as I've traveled some more as well


So far so good!


Books, traveling, art, galleries, drawing, painting, rock climbing, biking, boxing, people watching, trying new foods, languages, bright colors, the summer, chocolate, talking, mint flavors, music

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Billy Joel, Rent, The Fray, Cartel, Goo Goo Dolls, Snow Patrol, Maroon 5, Idan Rahel, Mat Kearney, Mika, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, 3 Doors Down, Robbie Williams, The Hush Sound, Florence and the Machine, Carbon Leaf, Hadag Nahash, Tomer Yosef

Movies: The Pianist, The Holiday, Le Fate Ignoranti, The Sea, Never Been Kissed, Hitch, Home Alone 3

Books: Can You Keep a Secret?, The Big Love, Boy Meets Girl, Stars of David, The J.A.P. Chronicles, The Little Lady Agency, The Book Thief, He's Just Not That Into You, My Name is Asher Lev, The Messenger

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking for three weeks in Eastern Europe was an incredible experience. I would love to repeat this in a new location with a similarly great travel buddy (so important!).

Teach, Learn, Share

Born with a paintbrush and pencil in hand, art is my thing. Would love to share that with others

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Israel, United States

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