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Kiri Center

Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Portuguese, Samoan
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Primary English Literacy Volunteer- ...
  • BA Global Studies/Spanish from Arizo...
  • From Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel. Learn how the world works, how I work... how the universe works. =P

ABOUT ME

I love to travel. The feeling of discovery that is associated with venturing to unknown lands, speaking foreign tongues and experiencing flavors, values, ideas of humor and life.... learning about a culture unbeknownst to me. It is this feeling that drives my desire to explore the world.

PHILOSOPHY

I've heard a million times over that it's not about what you do in life, but what makes you HAPPY in life.

It is my mission to explore my ambitions and push my self to go farther, see more and do everything I dream of-- because if you want it bad enough...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm fairly new to CS, but in the last few months I've come to LOVE the community in Buenos Aires! I surfed my first couch in São Paulo, Brazil in April 2012, and have also stayed with 'host families' on several occasions while studying/living abroad.

Interests

Human Rights, Refugee issues, Being Green, Politics, Languages, ESL, Music, Writing... and Traveling! Duh! =]

Music, Movies & Books

My favorite MOVIE is Tommy Boy. One that I've learned, however, is not up to par with international standards of humor. A close Argentine friend of mine told me point blank, that Chris Farley was "fucking annoying." HA!

In terms of MUSIC I have a great love for Reggaeton, Musicals and late 90's Country. I also dabble in rock, top 40 American pop, 90's R&B, k-pop, etc.

I have an ever-growing stack of BOOKS that I would like to someday read. Someday, likely meaning when I graduate in the Spring. Most of my collection includes classic fiction (I've never finished Pride & Prejudice or Dante's Inferno), political non-fiction, travel essays, and random books that have been recommended to me by friends.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In October, 2010 I went hiking on a glacier in El Calafate, Argentina. El perrito moreno is one of the only consistently regenerating glaciers in the world that trades broken ice (which itself falls with an incredibly thunderous crash) for rain/snowfall over time.

We had metal spikes strapped to our shoes to maintain balance over the ice, drank fresh water from a pool where glacial melt had collected, and drank scotch atop our final resting place before disembarking into the forestry once again. If that's not amazing, I don't know what is.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a Primary English Literacy Volunteer with the US Peace Corps..... which basically means I'm an English teacher abroad working to bridge the gaps between international borders. I want to help people from all walks of life grow and come to understand each other as equals.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Paraguay, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Mexico, Samoa, United States

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