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  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • I'm an aupair in Paris, studying French, and working part...
  • Majored in politics, management, and Chinese at St. Olaf ...
  • From Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Try to take over the world!


Graduated from St. Olaf College in May 2008. One of the highlights of my time at Olaf was when I spent a semester of my sophomore year in China. After graduation I returned to China for 2 years to be an English teacher. During that time I traveled to Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia. To the eyes of many I was living the life, but I wasn't completely satisfied. Decided to move back to the States in June 2010 to clear my head and really put a plan together for what I want to do with my life. The first thought that came to mind was that happiness had to be the driving force behind what I decided to do. Money was not the answer. Southeast Asia taught me that! So I came up with a plan that would allow me to see the world, but also play a part in changing it for the better. Phase 1 of my plan - move to Paris, France and become fluent in French. Living in Paris now and excited to see what new adventures await!


Existence has no meaning if everyday is the same.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


First time CouchSurfing! Traveling throughout Asia was so cheap that I didn't consider this option. Now that I am living in Europe and on a budget this seems like the best option...


Scuba Diving
Hanging out with friends

  • traveling
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • tennis
  • lacrosse
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books


Lana Del Rey
Grande National
Edward Maya
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Neil Young
Hollywood Undead


Veronika Decides to Die
The Reivers
On the Road


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

visited 16 states (7.11%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, France, United States

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