Marian Hwang

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Student
  • Law School Hopeful
  • From Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
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About Me


to see the world with new eyes


I'm a 24 year-old Korean American girl living in the outskirts of DC. I'm currently traveling in South Korea.

These are a few of my favorite things: theology, cafes, psychological thrillers, deep conversations, poetry, intentional living, reading, drawing, languages, cafe con leche, dogs, prayer & meditation, NYC, theater, "indie" music, philosophy, one-on-one coffee dates, noticing the small things, Italian food, imagination, meeting new people, et cetera.


"To love another person is to see the face of God." -Victor Hugo

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


SO cool. Hands down, the most meaningful way to travel.


The mass incarceration phenomenon in the US.
Alleviating poverty,
taking steps to equalize American society.
Modern art.

Music, Movies, and Books

Well, to name a few...

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Life of Pi, Good Will Hunting, Inception, Oldboy

Music: Mumford and Sons, Dawes, Florence and the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Muse, Hozier, Bowerbirds

Books: Brothers Karamazov, The Stranger, The Plague, The Fall, Life of Pi, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, Letters to a Young Poet

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Summer, 2012. Spent a month in La Ceja, Colombia with a community of Catholic sisters. Was able to experience their way of life, and knew with a profound degree of certainty that they had, simply put, gotten IT right. I can say more about this if we meet :)

Teach, Learn, Share

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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