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Justine Porter

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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  • 57 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Ewe
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • BA in International Relations and Fr...
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Hey all! Just a note that in the Spring, Summer and Fall, we tend to get A LOT of couch requests each week. We absolutely love hosting and we do our best to organize potlucks and outings while we have guests with us.

While we're happy to share what we have, we really appreciate when couch surfers offer to make dinner when they stay with us or take an active role in doing dishes and other things along those lines. Otherwise hosting so many people drains on us really quickly and we end up hosting less often. So yea... do your part and be a great guest so that we host more often :)


"A stranger is a friend that I've yet to meet."


I moved back to New York two years ago after working aboard in 28 different countries. I am becoming reacquainted with my community and trying to make as much of an impact as I can.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've couchsurfed a bit in Europe, the US and Africa and have had nothing but positive experiences.

Now that there is less traveling in my life, I'm happy to pay it back by hosting when possible.


I've couchsurfed and hosted surfers all of the world. Couchsurfing is the only way to travel :)


Making the world a better place and meeting incredible people while doing so. I have this idea that maybe I can have the number of countries that I've visited be equal to my age and I've just reached that goal.

Music, Movies & Books

Some of my favorite books include What is the What by Dave Eggers and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safron Foyer.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Take risks and laugh along the way.

Traveled by bus with two friends from Nairobi to Bukavu. We stayed with friends and their families along the way and experienced a wild Christmas frisbee game in Kampala.

Climbed the highest mountain in the Indian Ocean.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have knowledge and skills with the world of activist organizing, grassroots campaigns, and random adventurizing.

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Canada, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Monaco, Morocco, Norway, Panama, Rwanda, Spain, Sweden, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

France, Ghana, Réunion, United States

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