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Learning, meeting, experiencing!
Intellectual chap, not gonna lie, but very easy-going, friendly, and low-key too.
Just finished a BA in Political Science and Economics at Yale University. Soon to start graduate school in New York, pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Columbia University -- my stuff is the political economy of the European Union (the joke's that I'll transfer to the history department in a couple years... get it?).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I did a little couchsurfing a couple of years back on a trip through the Baltic Republics (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and I really enjoyed it! Met some very cool people and experienced places in a way I couldn't have without them and the couchsurfing experience. What can I say, I loved it and I'm back for more!
Unfortunately my living arrangements thus far have not allowed me to host, but as soon as I get my apartment...!
Besides what I study (Economics and Political Science), I am interested in... pretty much anything!
But specifically, I would say
Art and Writing
Different Cultures - travelling, exploring, adventures
Backpacking, hiking, rock-climbing
Good food - cooking and eating
The starnge interest would be... bugs. I know quite a bit about them, took a couple of classes in college and did some collecting -- makes for interesting conversation, if you can stomach it!
- rock climbing
- political science
Music, Movies, and Books
Love any good movie, especially auteur films,
My favorite directors: Fellini, Kubrick.
My niche of interest is horror cinematography, "The Shining", "Nightmare on Elm Street", the Hammer productions, the classics from the '40s!
Really like reading, always been a big reader. College got in the way, and now I mostly read over summer and winter breaks. The latest author I fell in love with is Irvin Yalom: highly recommend!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Rock-climbed to the top of a mountain!
Kept a praying mantis as a pet for a semester!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, Italy, United States