Marlene Schmidt

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Fluent in English, German; learning French, Spanish, Swedish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • student
  • No education listed
  • From a small village near Bremen
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


to make the best out of my holidays from uni!


i just finished my bachelors degree in english and german linguistics and literature in Hamburg, I'm travelling Australia at the moment and afterwards going to start an apprenticeship in a bookshop in Berlin, because it is kind of my dream to have my own bookshop one day.
i really enjoyed my studies because i can't imagine a better way of "doing something for uni" than reading books. apart from work I spend my time hanging out with friends, reading, listening to music, going to concerts, spending time outdoors, travelling as much as possible...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i couchsurfed a lot on a 6-week roadtrip through the US with two friends a few summers ago. After that i surfed with people in Australia and the UK and my experiences were exclusively positive!


hanging out with friends, music, books, travelling, spending time outdoors...

Music, Movies, and Books

Juno, Stand By Me, Hallam Foe, Igby Goes Down,...and many more

to mention just a few bands that I listen to quite a lot at the moment: The National, Patti Smith, Ghost of Tom Joad, The Gaslight Anthem, The Jezabels, The Decemberists, Herrenmagazin, Teitur, Tegan and Sara, Tiger Lou, Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, The Tallest Man on Earth, David Bowie...

anything by Paul Auster, Heinrich Böll, Jurek Becker, Max Frisch, Jonathan Safran Foer, Stieg Larsson, Charles Dickens, Irvine Welsh...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i went on a 5 week trip to India with some friends. one of the best trips ever. increidible, amazing country.

Teach, Learn, Share

I guess I could teach anyone who's interested some basics in the languages I know a bit, for example swedish, and naturally german. I'd very much like to learn other languages as well.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Chile, France, India, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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