Sean Carlson

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  • English Assistant at Lycée
  • B.A. (Hons.) Theatre, University of Winnipeg
  • From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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About Me


To handstand in front of all the main monuments in Paris.


I'm 24, Canadian eh, and a recent university grad. I find life hilarious (even when the comedy is dark) and have a very silly sense of humour. I ride my bicycle a lot. I believe in quality over quantity. I drink a lot of tea. I get restless when I'm sitting for a long time (like doing this profile). I sing when I'm riding my bike, in the shower, generally wherever it won't be offensive to people looking for peace and quiet :)


Easy! Treat others as you would like to be treated. That to me means living well and living sustainably, and being warm and respectful to others.

Also, always learn, if for nothing else than to share with others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I used couchsurfing while traveling through Canada. I wish I could host but it's impossible right now.


Magnificent. All my hosts so far have been so friendly and helpful, and I really hope someday I can return the favour by hosting.


I love to tinker, open things up, restore them, upgrade them, and think about how to make them better. I drive a 1947 Chevy that has given me way too much opportunity to fix things.

I love the outdoors and the sunlight, and luckily Canada is full of the outdoors.

People are endlessly interesting to me: what makes them tick, how they speak, how they move, what makes them the way they are.

Things I like to do regularly:
-lifting weights
-playing guitar

-reading (National Geographic, classical literature that has stood the test of time, random information on the internet (actual page in my favourites: "What do you do with broken sunglasses?")
-listening to music (classical, rock, folk, québécois...mostly on the mellow side)

I desperately need new music but downloading makes me feel really guilty and everything in Paris is brutally expensive. Except wine.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: I barely watch movies, unfortunately. This needs to change soon.

TV: Mad Men, which I have watched in its entirety thus far, and I've recently become hooked on Breaking Bad but haven't been able to watch it in France.

The most recent things I've listened to:
Jason Mraz
Trois gars su'l sofa
David Jalbert
The Beatles
Diverse classical music

I also like:
Eric Clapton
Stevie Wonder
The Guess Who
Swing Music

I like just about anything, except when it involves screaming.

Books: Simply put, I love them. Especially lately, I have been reading too much. History, travel, fiction...I'm willing to give most things a try.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The moments that have taken my breath away have less to do with what I've done or seen than who I'm with. Maybe realizing how much potential one has as a human being? That's pretty amazing, although we need to challenge ourselves constantly to be reminded of this!

Teach, Learn, Share

Gymnastics: I taught kids gymnastics throughout university
Theatre (acting/voice/movement/a bit of stage combat): I actually have a degree in this!
Some basic phonetics stuff- I love phonetics.
Auto mechanics
Bike mechanics
Switching to Linux (it's free and Windows gets lame)
Using nunchuks

My wish-list:
-whistling (loon call and something appropriate for hailing a cab)
-your accent! (Whatever it may be; this is my theatre person coming out)
-your language (if you speak more than English)

Countries I’ve Visited

United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France

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