John Protzko

New York, New York, United States

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login 6 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see John’s full profile. It’s free!


  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Egypt), French, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Student
  • Currently getting my Ph.D in Psychology (Research, not to...
  • From United States
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Finish life before it finishes me, and bring everyone up along the way


I have an insatiable curiosity.


There are moments in this world that are so perfect and surreal, they can never be replicated. My two most recent:
Wandering off the trails and into the wild Jungle of Oahu, stopping and trying my first Guava by picking it fresh off a tree.
In Rome, at the Pantheon at night. A homeless looking woman with a cello sat down as I was in a nearby cafe having a glass of wine, and she started to play the most beautiful renditions of ave maria and selections from Bach. Mathematical perfection in music bouncing off around the piazza of Mathematical perfection in Architecture.
Not a personal philosophy, but a travel philosophy: Find those moments

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I don't really have the ability to host, I can if someone really needs it though. I'm always willing to show people around my wonderful city though and know some great spots.


I have surfed domestically 5 times and once informally in Costa Rica; I have many more planned, including more foreign trips.


Soccer, Psychology, Philosophy, Having a good time no matter the situation, and most, especially meat

Music, Movies, and Books

All 3

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Dog sledding; skydiving (tandem is not real skydiving, go solo); hunted down the best pizza in the country; hunted down the original: hamburger, Philly cheese steaks in Philly, SCUBA diving, sailing, played Frisbee in Death Valley. Moments described in my personal philosophy

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to learn everything and am always willing to share everything i know.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches
    3 Vouches

Join Couchsurfing to see John’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups