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Julia Kerns

Dedham, MA, United States

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 21, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Student!
  • Attending Northeastern University
  • From Born in China, adopted and lived in Florida, now back in Boston!
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I want to meet new people to get perspective on life that I could never even imagine.

ABOUT ME

My Name is Julia Kerns, I will soon be 21 and entering my fourth year of College. I love meeting new people, and talking. Sometimes I have trouble getting outside of my comfort zone, and I feel that by traveling and/or hosting people, I can try new things and see the world like I've always dreamed. I'm currently studying International Affairs and Political Science with a minor in Chinese. The only tentative plan that I have for after college is to hopefully join the Peace Corps and volunteer abroad, maybe also go to Graduate School to look into either education or public health.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

The summer before I left Florida for college in Boston, I had a falling out with my family. For two weeks I couch surfed at my friends houses and stayed with whoever had a spare couch to offer me. Then I got a flight to MA and have been staying with both my cousin and my grandma during summers and holiday's. I loved couch surfing with my friends because it was touching that they were offering me places to stay, and were so kind about it.

Interests

Reading, trying to be healthy through eating better and exercise, lots of Netflix, volunteering with kids of all ages- I currently do Jumpstart and work with 3-5 year olds, Blood Drives, learning about religions other than Catholicism/Christianity which I was raised in.

Music, Movies & Books

I love the Vampire Diaries even though it's corny, Say Yes to the Dress, Futurama, Gossip Girl, and that 70's Show- I know each of these can be considered "tv junk" but they're my guilty pleasures.
books: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Transform your life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, the Harry Potter Series, the Blood Jack Pirate series, Pride and Prejudice, A Song of Ice and Fire series, and just anything I pick up at the local library or on my kindle. Currently I'm looking at different religions so I have a lot of religious texts.
Music- Happy music, lately i've been really into indie pop, chillstep, and trap music because it's so cheerful sounding

One Amazing Thing I've Done

After the Boston Marathon Bombing, when the entire city was shut down on that Friday and the bomber was caught at around 8 or 9 at night, the majority of Northeastern students clamored onto the streets and just came alive. There was shouting, singing, flags waving, people dancing, and cheering for the cops that were half heartedly trying to restrain us. It was pretty beautiful.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have to offer my friendliness, and my willingness to go out and learn right alongside with whoever i'm hosting/staying with. I want to see new things, or even old things through new eyes. Plus I love hearing people's life stories.

What I Can Share With Hosts

My experiences growing up thoroughly middle class and sheltered in suburban America

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Russian Federation

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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