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Karen Villegas

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Arabic, Catalan, Valencian
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • Undergraduate at Harvard University
  • From Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I love meeting people and immersing myself in other cultures. I'm always looking for ways to learn from other people, especially those I would normally not come in contact with (yay couchsurfing!).
I'm a student of environmental science about to begin my last year of university (undergraduate), and starting to panic at the prospect of living like a "real person." I want to travel as much as possible before facing this reality. !!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have never couch surfed before, but am always excited to try something new :)

Interests

Languages, Music, History, Architecture
Running, Hiking, Swimming, Reading, Baking (trying new recipes, even if they come out looking terrible the first time.... though they usually taste good!)

Music, Movies & Books

The Brothers Karamazov, Lolita, Anna Karenina (seing a trend?)
Cien A()os de Soledad, Antes que Anochezca, poemas de Pablo Neruda y Ruben Dario
The Alchemist, Harry Potter (yes, I still think they are good), The New Yorker, NPR (online)
Whatever is lying in front of me when I am bored...
Adele, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Beirut, Billie Holiday, Bon Iver, Cat Power, Elliott Smith, Gipsy Kings, Gotan Project, Hossam Ramzy, Iron & Wine, Johnny Cash, Juan Luis Guerra, Kanye West, Led Zeppelin, Louis Armstrong, Mariza, Natacha Atlas, Nina SImone, Paco de Lucia, Rachid Taha, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Shakira, Sigur Ros, Yann Tiersen, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zoe Keating (to name a few, and far too many).
I also feel totally guilty about liking catchy dance music and some top 40, but it's seriously the best gym/motivation music. There, I said it

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Spending my days on a rooftop in Fes, and sharing crazy moments of broken Arabic and homeless adventures with a total stranger (now one of my best friends).

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Mexico, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Morocco, United States

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