Imane Qbabou

Brookline, MA, USA

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, German, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Working for a Pharma company in Boston
  • Business School - International Marketing and Strategy
  • From Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
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About Me


I'm a 27 years old french student working for a pharma company in Boston since July 2014.

I've been playing a lot of sports due to my unstopable hyperactivity.. Mostly basket ball (eventhoug i'm not height challenged). I run and LOVE boards sports (surfing & snowboarding).

After beeing into science in High school I turned into International Trade and Marketing at Uni.
Needed to travel the world, learn various languages, understand how people interact / business acquaintances etc.

I aslo wanna know and see with my own eyes how people live around the world.

Been to UK, Netherlands and Morocco several times as I have some family living there.
Italy in 2003.
Cologne in October 2007
China in February 2008 (Shanghai and Beijing.. Great Wall etc)
Worked in Montreal. Traveled to Quebec & NYC in 2008
Worked in Dusseldorf in 2009
Stockholm in January 2010, July 2012 & June 2013.
Barcelona in August 2010 & June 2014.
New Zealand in June 2011
and spend 8 months in Australia in 2011/2012.

I live in Boston since July 2014
- NYC & Montreal several times
- Chicago August 2014 (3days)
- Washington DC in October 2014 (4 days)
- Acadia National Parc in Sept 2014
- Puero Rico in Nov-Dec 2014 (one week)
- Florida Road trip during winter break. 15days + 3days in the Bahamas!
- Lake Winipesaukee
- Western US: 16 days road trip loop. LA- Grand Canyon-Antelope Canyon Monument Valley- Arches -Bryce-Zion-Las Vegas-Death Valley-Yosemite-San Francisco-Pacific Highway and Big Surf -LA!
- New Orleans (4 days trip)
- Texas (Houston - Austin - San Antonio): 4days trip over 4th of July weekend
- Lake Umbagog camping weekend
- Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Ocean City (July 2015)

Heading to:
- Tickets booked for Toronto & the Niagara Falls on August 7/8/9
- Yellowstone & Grand Teton national parks in September ?
- Tickets booked for Hawaii: November 24 to Dec 7

I'll be in the US until late 2015, early 2016 so here's what's next on my North America bucket list:
- January 2016 trip?
- Seattle and Vancouver?
- Alaska

People say about me that i'm an easy-going, happy and funny person with an unremovable smile on my face, Open Minded, Down to Earth ...


One day, i'll have a place in each hemisphere > endless summer for the rest of my life !

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host people whenever I can, I've been surfing when traveling, to meet people, travel, party etc.

I now live in Cambridge MA.


Been host and hosted a lot of friends the past 9 years.


Music Festivals & Concert,
Tv shows
Party (been VP of my School Student Council and had organised more big events on my campus + freshmen's week, freshmen weekend etc.) ,
Travel & Sightseeing,
Meet new people,
Go to the beach,
Chill with my friends,
Play sports (basketball, beach volley, gym, surf, run),
Everything that contain raspberry inside,
French bakery,

Music, Movies, and Books

The Butterfly Effect, L'Auberge Espagnole (french movie) , Les Poupees Russes (french movie), the Beaver, La vita e bella, Mulholland Drive, Inception, Leon, Waterworld, Into The Wild, Dikkenek, C'est arrivé pres de chez vous, Spirited Away, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, The Goonies, Slumdog Millionaire, The Lord of the Rings, Polisse (a great french movie), What dreams may come, Bellflower ....

Jack Johnson, Colbie Caillat, Selah Sue, Kanye West, John Legend, Jason Mraz, Hocus Pocus, Wax Tailor, Irma, The Kills, Jamiroquai, ALoe Blacc, Bonobo, Ratatat, Beyonce, Adele, M.I.A, Tumi and the Volume, The Kooks, The Fat Freddy's Drop, Lenka, Soko, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Black Eyed Peas,, Bernhoft, C2C, Seynabo Sei, Sylvan Esso, ...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I don't really know if I made something really unbelievable but for sure many things that will remain for life.

Bungee jumping alone.. once with a friend.. and last time with two friends (when the weight limit was 200kg and we scored 199 ^^).

Climbed the Great Wall of China.

Driving by car from Montreal To New York city with some friends and get into the Big Apple at night and find our hostel without a GPS or a map.

I made a humanitarian trek in 2010 for 2 weeks. From Paris to Marrakesh accross France, Spain and Morocco. I went with a girl that I met for the occasion.
We had to find aids and grants to buy our car (the famous Renault 4L that you can see in my pictures).. find school stationery, sports equipments, food that we brought in our car to poor children and families in the moroccan desert.

Road triping around Newzealand and Australia in a Van with bunk beds inside !

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Rief and meet giant turtle, Nemo etc

14 000 ft skydive above Mission Beach (with 1min free fall !!)

Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas

Camping in New Hampshire and saw Mooses!

Visit the NASA Space Center in Houston

Rodeo in a ranch in Texas

Teach, Learn, Share

Anyone funny, down to earth, open minded, ready to share, chill out, party, who traveled and can share his experience!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United States

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