Shifra Waks

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Fluent in Arabic, English, Italian; learning Chinese, French, Spanish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Student, Language Tutor, Nanny, Babysitter
  • Sydney Uni- Int & Global Studies 2010-2012, major Govt an...
  • From sydney
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


discovering my limits


love learning languages, studying, traveling. enjoying good food and friends. My family means the world to me.. in particular my sister. I'm generally a positive, helpful person. very hardworking and determined. I try to be easy going and let go of my, at times, controlling tendencies.

I believe in the power of observation, really seeing things and understanding them before I comment on them, or at least I was like that from a young age, always trying to comprehend my surroundings before passing any sort of opinion on them. In that way I'm a little cautious. That's why I started speaking at 3 years ahahaha I like to think it was the genius in me, me and Einstein both..


like socrates the only thing I know is that I don't know. All I can say is we should all question ourselves and society in order to progress or even just to understand our motives. I believe traveling has and continues to open my eyes.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Interacting with other couchsurfers while traveling has been a real treat, it often allows you to meet pensive people who can teach you a thing or two. Those types of relationships and experiences back in the day would have been so rare to come by, it's so baffling and great!


singing, travelling, speaking in tongues (foreign languages), dancing, pool, swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

blue valentine, riding in cars with boys, the gift, stir of echoes, babe, notebook, a streetcar named desire, Adams family values, the shining. babel, yes man, truman show, the mask, my girl, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, Seinfield, Shameless, the wire, sex and the city, community, its always sunny in Philadelphia, WILFRED!, sex and the city, united states of Tara, the boiler room, the gift, Flight of the Concords, curb your enthusiasm, parks and recreation, breakfast at tiffany's, friends, Summer heights high, we can be heroes, angry boys, precious, happy together... rodriguez!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

being born

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I’ve Visited

China, Egypt, France, Serbia, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, France, Italy, Mexico, Syrian Arab Republic

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