Sarah Shuttleworth

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Educational psychology student, travel journalist, duty m...
  • Studying at Victoria University in Wellington
  • From Invercargill, New Zealand
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About Me


"The value of travel is not just the travel but what the travel makes of you"


I'm 20 years young with an open mind and heart. Decided to go against the grain in 2011 and leave my small town in the beautiful south countryside of New Zealand to discover Europe and all it has to offer. And now I've caught the travel bug. I worked for 3 months in South Germany, a beautiful village called Istein, and these were the best 3 months of my life. Being in the middle of Europe of course I traveled around, 8 months in total. 9 countries in total. Studying Educational Psychology in the beautiful capital city of New Zealand now, and I tell you I am so excited to learn. Love to meet people with different opinions, ideas and values, I think we can all learn from others.

I have just acquired my TESOL certificate, and plan to head to Korea when I finish my degree next year to start the ESL teaching life!


Traveling has changed the way I see myself and the world around me. Things don't have to be as complicated or as difficult as you imagine. Traveling is something I'd recommend to anyone. I love life, I love experiences, I love living.

I'm so keen to learn as well, will absorb anything. I have a terrible memory, but I'm working on that one, and it certainly doesn't mean I don't try! I feed on indepth conversations and learning about other people ideas and ideals.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Random surfing around Europe... Hosted a few times, and trying to get involved in the community here in Wellington :)


Edinburgh and Glasgow surfed... hosted some Germans here in NZ :) All so enjoyable, successful and two friendships were made!


Traveling (it's a sin to not put this), all kinds of water - lakes, beaches, rivers; music, art, going to pubs, culture, sunny weather, nature, writing, reading, psychology, meeting new people, eating out, dancing, drinking coffee, clubbing, backpacking etc etc etc

Music, Movies, and Books

Mumford & Sons, James Vincent McMorrow, Kings of Leon, Bon Iver, Coldplay, James Morrison, on occasion Tool

I'm a self-confessed book girl :) Some favourites: Thousand Spledid Suns, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Gone Girl, The Rosie Project, Jack Reacher Novels, Tuesdays with Morrie, House of Sleep

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking the Swiss alps. 360 degree view of paradise. Lakes, mountains, miles and miles of beauty. It was incredible.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love learning, anything new is something to gain from. I can share my knowledge of the world, and my views on it. They may be small but might just open your eyes. I can share my couch! I can teach you how to strum some chords on guitar, and how to cook German food :) Also I'm now qualified to teach you English!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, New Zealand

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