Logo orange

Jacqui Pavey

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Not Accepting Guests

Last login about 2 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Jacqui's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile


  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Sign Language - BSL, AUSLAN, NZS
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Teacher
  • Over-educated
  • From Melbourne
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


To work out the work-life balance


I teach French and English as an Additional Language at a high school in Melbourne. Before that I was a language assistant in Guadeloupe. Before that I was an exchange student in Lyon.
I am a pretty easy-going person, though I like to challenge myself. I also love to learn, and to laugh at the hilarious things kids say.


Say yes. Step out of your comfort zone. Do the things that scare you.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I have surfed a few times on my various travels and have always had such positive experiences. Now I'm finally in the position to return the favour!


Being creative. Learning bits of languages (wo bu ming bai han yu). Coming up with theories. Philosophising. Chocolate biscuits with cups of tea. Bad puns. Surrealism. Lazy summer evenings. Polka dots. Dumplings.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Stranger Than Fiction, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, L'Auberge Espagnole, Shaun Of The Dead, Be Kind Rewind. I could go on.

Music: In general, music by actual musicians. Especially actual musicians playing actual instruments. Something For Kate, The Lucksmiths, Bob Evans, Powderfinger, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Paul Kelly. Australian music. Classic rock. Covers that improve on the original. Music in physical form ie CDs over iTunes.

Books: The Book Thief, Yes Man, The Hitchhiker's Guide, Notes From The Underground, What Is The What, Le Petit Prince. Harry P. Alain de Botton, Jane Austen, Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby. Neil Postman.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Jumping out of a plane on Friday the 13th, seeing my first ever snowfall in London five minutes into the new year, watching shooting stars in the Sahara.

I know, that's more than one thing. For that I consider myself very lucky.

Countries I've Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Dominica, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Poland, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France, Guadeloupe

Join Couchsurfing to see Jacqui's full profile. It's free!

View Full Profile