Paul Rausch

Chicago, IL, USA

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  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Sicilian, Spanish; learning French, German, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Consultant
  • University
  • From Cape Coral, FL, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

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I understand that there's alot of new members, and that with the rise of the peer to peer economy people's expectations of Couchsurfing are different than they used to be. Couchsurfing is not an alternative to AirBNB. It's a site built on intercultural and interpersonal exchange. If you're just looking for free accommodation this may not be the right place to look. I made a document to help some new surfers trying to get their first couch:

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To boldly go where no Sicolo-American has gone before!


I was born and raised in Southwest Florida. I've travelled a lot of places and met a lot of wonderful people. I moved to 2 years ago Chicago to get involved with the technology scene and develop new relationships with startups and other entrepreneurs.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CS has taken me all over the world, has introduced me to people everywhere I never would have met. Pardon the cliché but CS has changed my life more than any one thing. Be it from the beaches of Santiago de Cuba or the Swiss Alps CSers everywhere have enchanted me!


Language, Travel, People, History, Technology, Mostly Everything.

Music, Movies, and Books

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to cook quite a bit and love to learn as well.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook pretty well in in six or seven cuisines. I'd love to share that with you. Also, I'm happy to teach about culture, sociology, postcolonialism, history or language.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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