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John Refling

Washington, DC, United States

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  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Management Consultant/Adventurer
  • BA in Public Policy Studies, life!
  • From Bozeman, Montana
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About Me


Looking for a summer of adventure before I start work in Washington, D.C.!


I'm an outgoing, adventurous guy looking to meet some fun people while seeing the United States. I recently graduated from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy Studies. I'm very interested in politics, sports, and I generally have a good time wherever I go. I'm looking to travel around the United States and meet some interesting people.

I'm moving to Washington, D.C. in August to start work, so I'm trying to make the most of my last few months before I join the working world.


Laid-back, tolerant, adventurous. Not sure what else to put here haha.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Right now I'm taking a trip around the U.S.--looking to see some cool things, have some new experiences, and most importantly, meet lots of fantastically interesting people!


Right now I'm in the middle of a cross-country Amtrak/couchsurfing trip. So far I've surfed with people in Lawrence, Kansas, Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara. I'll definitely be hosting a ton once I settle down in DC---the people I've met so far on this trip have been so friendly, generous, and interesting, and I can't wait to get more involved with the Couchsurfing community.


Montana Sports Travelling Politics Duke Hiking Adventuring Kite flying! Hearing peoples' stories Telling stories Boats Kayaking Ferry boats Coffee Good beer and wine

Music, Movies & Books

I love hearing all genres of music live, but I particularly enjoy country music, hip-hop, and rock. I love independent movies, especially dramas and horror films. I'm generally not too much of a movie critic, but I'm not a big fan of blockbuster action movies usually (although there are some exceptions).

Books: David Sedaris, Life of Pi, Margaret Atwood, Michael Creighton, among many others. Recommendations are appreciated!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

--Grew up in Montana (lots of crazy stories) --Interned at the White House --Most amazing thing: Duke basketball games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Teach, Learn, Share

--I love to fly kites, and am just getting into power-kiting. On my trip, I'll be bringing along one of my kites, so if you're down, let's go fly!

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