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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German, Japanese
  • 21, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • Calvin College
  • From Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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About Me

I'm an engineering student in my second year at Calvin College. I'm a swing dancer, a traveler, and history nerd. So if any of that clicks with you, hit me up! I love making friends from all over ;)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because I love to travel and learn about other cultures and because I dislike being sucked into the tourist experience. If I go somewhere I want to live as someone there, I want to see what they see and experience what they experience, or at least to the best of my ability haha


  • culture
  • books
  • cooking
  • technology
  • alternative music
  • folk music
  • indie pop
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • basketball
  • golf
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

I like basically all music live, but my favorites are:
Indie, Alternative, and Rock like Death Cab for Cutie, The National, and Beirut

This is a very very long list lol but here's a few:
Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Any movie by Wes Anderson, and The Mission

I like to read a lot in general but here are a few that are close to my heart:
Anything by C.S. Lewis, Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, and Brandon Sanderson

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I climbed the Snake Path in the Dead Sea Valley , it's the main route to reach the plateau on top of Masada, and it's a gorgeous, but difficult climb, and the view at the top is worth it all

Teach, Learn, Share

American English or Spanish.
How to Swing Dance, play the Bass if your interested, or I love cooking, so that'd always be fun!

The local language, I believe the language is the first way to learn a culture
A dance, this in my mind is the second way, it shows the rhythm of life the country has
How to cook a local dish, this is a close third, as a person's second heart is their stomach ;)

Dancing, as you can guess by now ;)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'd love to dance with people, laugh with them, and cook with them.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Israel, Malawi

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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