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Jane Becker

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Overview

  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, German; learning Arabic, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Student
  • Law - Human Rights
  • From Nantes
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

I'm half French - half American (though, have to admit, a little more French than American since I've never actually lived in the States... ;). I studied law, did my Erasmus year in Beyrouth, then back to France for my Master's where I specialized in Human Rights and more specifically asylum and immigration law. I came back a few months ago from Morocco where I was doing an internship and will now be living in Paris for an undetermined time to prepare for the bar exam (yeay). I'm a very curious person (curious as in I like to learn and discover new things, not as in weird. well. not too much. ;) ), love meeting new people and going out, but love having time to myself and peace and quiet as well. Even though I spend a lot of time being indignated about the absurdity of our modern society (Ugh.), I'd say I'm an overall positive person who's enthusiastic and joyful about even minor life events and details.

Interests

I love to travel (and discovered recently that I love even more traveling alone :) ), never stuck to any activity too long, but I tried out quite a few things music and art wise and am now currently in a drawing/painting phase. We'll see how long that'll last... ;) I really enjoy hicking and walking; eating (well, half French-half American, what do you expect?...), listening to music, going to the movies, reading, etc.

Music, Movies & Books

I have pretty eclectic taste in music although I don't like bossa. Never did.

Two of the last books I read that would absolutely be in my all time favorites would be "The Grapes of Wrath" by J. Steinbeck and "Hocus Pocus" by K.Vonnegut.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Over the last three years I've : Lived in Beirut for a year and in Morocco for nearly a year. Went to India. Rode an Elephant (for info: those animals are really slow and their hair feel like wires. petting them is not a pleasant feeling, believe me). Rode a camel (they can make huge bubbles with their tongues! How cool is that?). Walked 850 km across the north of Spain for 5 weeks on the Camino of Santiago.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd say if you believe that you can get a lesson out of any event or situation-positive or negative- that happens to you in life, you will little by little actually stop seing any events as negative and be overall a lot happier person. On the other hand, I'd say you should also be indignated about the absurdity of our society, and question the legitimacy and the validity of what are commonly considered as pre-established norms. But that attitude will get you more and more depressed. Your call. ;)

What I Can Share With Hosts

Discussions, drinks, guided tours in fun but non touristic places in Paris... :)

Countries I've Visited

Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

France, Lebanon, Morocco

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