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Sonia Jeffers

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References1 Negative
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 23, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher
  • George Mason University
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel the world and meet interesting people.

ABOUT ME

My name is Sonia. I've been an English teacher at Beihang University for over a year now, and I love living in China. I like to think that I am laid back with a good sense of humor. I enjoy novel experiences whatever they may be.

I really admire Leonardo da Vinci because he was a true Renaissance man. He was great in many diverse fields and I admire him because I have many diverse interests including: art, mathematics, neuroscience, psychology, business, architecture, and education. I love learning about other peoples' work because I am still searching for my path in this life. I'm a sponge absorbing knowledge and learning as much as I can, for the time being.

PHILOSOPHY

I'm very open minded and I try not to judge people that are different than me. I believe everyone should be accepting. I cannot tolerate intolerance :) also the Buddhist philosophy is growing on me

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have surfed and hosted.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was very excited by the idea of couchsurfing, but I was initially very put off because of a negative experience. Since then however, I have tried again and had all my expectations far surpassed. Needless to say, I love couchsurfing!

4/7/11-Sabrina-Reykjavik, Iceland 5/7/11-Bram-Amsterdam, Netherlands 6/7/11-Bas-Den Haag, Netherlands 19/8/11 to 24/8/11-Frank-Den Helder, Netherlands 1/10/11-Rusevelt-Cardiff, Wales 18/11/11 to 21/11/11-Aidan-Belfast, Northern Ireland 26/11/11 to 28/11/11-Rusevelt from Cardiff hosted in Oxford 10/12/11 to 12/12/11-Murat-Istanbul, Turkey 12/18/12-Ben from Chicago hosted in McLean 2/26/12 to 2/29/12-Wen Jie from China hosted in McLean 12/17/12 to 12/18/12-Rebecca-Houston, Texas 10/3/13 to 10/7/13-Marta and Lukasz from Warsaw, Poland 12/22/13 to 12/25/13-Ao from Scotland/Guiyang 1/8/14-Jacob, Surat Thani, Thailand 27/1/14 to 30/1/14-Shayne, Chiang Mai, Thailand March 2014: Louise from Australia Uliana from Moscow, Russia Betty and her mother from Busan, South Korea Juho from Daegu, South Korea

Interests

Traveling, food, movies, tv shows, art, beautiful things, architecture, psychology, helping people, new experiences!

I like to make things with my hands.

Music, Movies & Books

My favorite book is currently The Picture of Dorian Gray. My favorite movie is currently The Room. And my favorite artist is Janelle Monae.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Beijing olympic Backpacking across Europe and SE Asia

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: English and Chinese, paper cranes, yoga Learn: Everything Share: My experiences, my couch, and some homestyle Chinese food

What I Can Share With Hosts

My wonderful company :) I usually like to bring some type of souvenir from where I'm coming from, usually small because I pack light. If you have a preference for something, let me know, but usually a magnet, a postcard, or candy.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Monaco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States

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