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Overview

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  • Fluent in English, Russian, Spanish, Thai; learning French
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2024
  • Medical interpreter
  • Linguistics B.A.
  • From Dallas, TX, USA
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About Me

Hello :)) I’m Michael . I’m a university student studying linguistics in the US. I'm new to CS, but I feel very at home already just chatting with all of you haha. I'm a lover of travel and good conversation. I'm generally very open and like to discuss current (or historical) events in the world in a way that prioritizes respect and open-mindedness.

I’m a very easy-going and curious person. Having grown up around a lot of different cultures and beliefs, I've been lucky enough to learn a lot about language, culture, and history, but am always looking to learn more.

If I could have a superpower, I'd like to be able to speak any language. Language to me is such a critical tool in learning to understand different perspectives, not to mention it would be invaluable to me in my career as an interpreter haha!

Hablo Español / Je parle français (un petit peu mdr) /Я говорю по-русский/ พูดภาษาไทยได้

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I want to learn and connect with others, while also getting to explore different cities! What more could I ask for? 😂

Interests

  • singing
  • music festivals
  • painting
  • music
  • r&b music
  • history
  • language exchange
  • historic sites
  • art
  • musica
  • language learning
  • spain
  • thailand
  • world history
  • thai food
  • languages and cultures
  • musicals
  • bluegrass
  • historia
  • world food
  • soul music
  • songwriting
  • united states
  • home decor
  • cooking and baking
  • thailande
  • soul searching
  • history and culture
  • thailandia
  • home renovation
  • home recipes

Music, Movies, and Books

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Man's Search For Meaning by Jose Saramago
Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
All of the Harry Potter series haha
Anything by Adele, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, or Shania Twain

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived in Spain with a host family for 6 weeks in 2019 and am planning on going back this fall :)

I wrote, produced, and released a single on iTunes when I was 14 lol https://youtu.be/s3VYOtAdV7E?si=S0hrKzeIsim3JFFN

I supported children who spoke English as a second language in grades K-9 from 2020-2022

I'm finishing by Bachelor's in Linguistics this summer :)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you good phrases for hosting people who speak Russian, Thai, or Spanish (the languages I speak)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I have lots of music recommendations for those interested in music in Spanish, Russian or Thai. Also as an experiened language learner I'd be great for those who are wanting to start learning, or improve, their skills in another language.

Countries I’ve Visited

Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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