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Katy Bensen

Athens, Attica, Greece

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  • 3 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Bulgarian, French, Norwegian Bokmål
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Student- occasional welder, teacher,...
  • In College
  • From Missoula, MT, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Travel as much as possible, meet as many people as possible.


I took some time to live in Bulgaria, and it sparked the little wander bug in me. I'm at school now, at Mount Holyoke College, studying... everything. I'm currently a double major in history and philosophy, but I've done biology, religion, russian, politics, etc.

I'm studying abroad in Athens Greece right now.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


When I lived in Sofia, I showed people around to all my favorite hidden spots (and the obvious famous ones, of course). In Montana, well, we don't have as many people coming through. ;)


I've done more surfing than hosting- and I've had nothing but great times. I spent a few days in Varna (BG) and just before I boarded the train back home, I decided to spend another night- and had an absolutely wonderful time.


Photography, history, poetry, knitting... I like making things, and hearing new stories. I love seeing how other people view the world, and being able to see through their eyes all the things I've gotten used to.

Music, Movies & Books

My favorite authors are Guy Gavriel Kay and A.S. Byatt... but I read a lot.

I watch more TV than movies, but I'm pretty up to date one the ones everyone knows.

I like most types of music- and I love being introduced to new ones!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I traveled a thousand miles from home, and after only four months I had a going away party. And I saw that in less than half a year, I had made so many different friends of different ages, and believes, and nationalities who I will love and remember for ever. That's the most amazing thing I've seen.

Teach, Learn, Share

I make jewelry, and cook/bake. I can also weld- but that's not too useful. I have taught a couple people about SLR cameras, and I am a useless font of random knowledge about very weird things

I'm terrible at instruments, but I'd love to get better? I'm quite a knitter. I used to teach people Egyptian Modern Belly Dance, and Irish Dancing- but I'm also still learning those and it's been a while...

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