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Samantha Decker

Washington, DC, USA

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Overview

  • 26 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Spanish
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • International Relations Student, Ama...
  • some in school and more from the world
  • From Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to learn

ABOUT ME

From the East Coast (Philadelphia) and have been fortunate enough to live a lot of great places and meet a lot of great people :) Just moved to Reno a month ago and wanting to see the surrounding areas of Nevada and California.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that anyone can change themselves if they want and that being appreciated for being yourself is something everyone should experience.
I think the best relationships and the best lives are made by unselfishness...more than just not being selfish but actively trying to make other people happy. The more you give, the happier you will feel.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

It's my goal to keep the party rolling...the more people are having a good time, the better :) exploring new places and cultures and hearing peoples' stories are the best ways to learn about the world. Couchsurfing has been a great influence on my life in a lot of ways...I've used it to find the place I currently live in D.C...to find a couple homes in Barcelona and to teach a yoga class there; and to connect to people from all over in Spain, Edinburgh and the U.S. :) I hope to keep using it (and eventually return the favors of my wonderful hosts) as soon as I can.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

POSITIVE!! I have met a lot of great people on/through this site, many of whom are currently some of my best friends. It's also been great everywhere I've traveled for the past 2 years :) I'm a part-time unpaid recruiter for CS as well, as I'm always telling people to join ;)

Interests

Right now....learning Spanish as fast as I can, please message me for an intercambio! Studying for the GREs.

Permanent: Art, music (live!), books and t.v. shows, writing, yoga, dance, sometimes sports (both types of football in the lead), history, politics.

Music, Movies & Books

Reading Game of Thrones and Shantaram.
Love James Joyce, Faulkner, Rachel Cusk.
New Music: Right now I just experienced some of the best concerts of my life at Coachella: Beirut, Bon Iver, and Florence and the Machine. I am really into electronic remixes right now...It's kind of a problem-- for my hearing. I love Beats Antique. I'm into Miike Snow, Azealea Banks, The Weekend, Tuneyards. I have a soft spot for hard hip hop (Method Man and Mr. Smalls) and french music (Nouvelle Vague, Yelle).
Last movies that rocked were Black Swan and Revolutionary Road. Also 21 Jump St was pretty hilarious..Love Jonah Hill...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Saw the mountain guerillas, ahem, GORILLAS, in Uganda. Amazing, amazing experience. Kicked every safari's ass, even though all they do is pretty much sit around, eat and play with themselves (not so different, eh?). I swear I saw one of them thinking about God...no I'm not effing with you...

Teach, Learn, Share

What am I teaching, learning and sharing...well, I am teaching ESL-- and finding that I really enjoy it. I teach yoga, and a practice it on my own quite frequently.

I am learning about Sufism, more about yoga, and about dance-- all of which are big contributors to my life lately.

I'm not sure exactly what sharing refers to, but shared new experience seems to be the best thing...or failing that, I would say laughter and something to eat!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

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