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  • Fluent in Korean; learning Arabic, English, Indonesian
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • student
  • currently working on undergraduate degree
  • From Korea
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

Hello. I am majoring in Arabic and Bahasa Malaysia at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. I am very interested in both Arab culture and Islam though I am not a Muslim myself :)

-I am someone who can become close to anyone, even people I don’t know well. I also really like going to parties and bars. I like to meet new people, especially people from other countries.

-I like to show people news things and I like to give presents. When other people are happy, I am happy too.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The reason that I made a Couch Surfing profile is because I don’t want to simply visit tourist attractions, and I don’t want to be thought of as a guest. I want to meet locals and I want to learn the local culture. Having the opportunity to become close to people from other countries would be extraordinary.

If you come to visit Korea someday, I won’t think of you as a guest. But, I would gladly show you famous sites and restaurants! If you want to learn about the Korean language or traveling to Korea, please let me know!


-Meeting new people, learning foreign languages
-Party, EDM
- Food!! (When I think about it, food and drinks are some of my favorite things, especially black tea.)
- Global citizen education, international development, human rights, feminism

  • culture
  • education
  • human rights
  • womens rights
  • dining
  • partying
  • drinking
  • news
  • traveling
  • volunteer work
  • surfing
  • muslim
  • teaching
  • languages
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I like hip hop and indie music, and I prefer upbeat or soft music to sad songs. I also really love EDM. I went to the 2015 World EDM Festival in Seoul last year, and it was a really amazing experience. My favorite singers are the Korean hip hop group Epik High, and British artists Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, and Ady Suleiman.

Movies: I am crazy about romantic and sad movies. Begin Again, Boyhood, and The Fault in Our Stars are my favorite movies. And I like all food, so I like any move that has to do with food.

Books: I try and read about one book each week, but I don’t read novels. I mostly read books about travel and life lessons.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I think that that the most amazing thing that I have done in my life has been meeting many new friends from around the world.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teaching: I am very interested in both Korean language education and global citizen education. I am going to work hard and get my Korean language teacher’s license. I am also quite interested in human rights problems around the world, so I am also fascinated by global citizen education.

Learning: I like to study foreign languages. Right now I am studying Arabic, English, and Bahasa Malaysia. But if I have the opportunity I would also like to learn French and Turkish.

Sharing: I like to do volunteer work, and I volunteer twice a week. I usually volunteer with hearing-impaired people. I type up scripts during seminars and forums for people who can’t hear.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am not someone with a lot of material things. I can’t share money or a house, but I want to talk about the experiences and memories we have had in our lives. It would be awesome to make even more together!

Countries I’ve Visited

China, Egypt, Taiwan, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea

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