Devin Howard

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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  • Teacher at Hujia Private School, Beijing
  • I have a BA in English LIterature and a BA in History, an...
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About Me


Attain fluency in Mandarin, make it to the Atacama Desert, finish reading Infinite Jest, play golf in the Sea of Tranquility on the lunar surface.


optimist, activist, conspiracy theorist, connoisseur of art and music, warrior, astronaut, rogue, poet.


Be kind.

It is more important to have someone to eat with than to have something to eat (epicurean philosophy, I kind of plagiarized that one)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf, host, and travel with surfers as often as I can.


I've crashed and hosted and drank and explored with many new people thanks to couchsurfing.


soccer, basketball, fencing, snowboarding, swimming, running, tennis, ping pong, hiking and running (lots of running). And reading of course - fiction, histories, political studies, philosophy, art, naturalist literature. I love art and music and sometimes make and paint furniture whenever I have spare time.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Serenity, The Shawshank Redemption, Alien Series, Predator 1,2, Star Wars, Chronicles of Riddick, Fievel Goes West, Aladdin, Die Hard Series, Under a Tuscan Sun, No Country For Old Men

Music: The Fratellis, Greater Good, The Subways, Betty Cavette, Dillinger Four, PT Walkley, Slowtrainsoul, Cassettes Won't Listen, Dj Rupture, The Strokes, Junior Boys, The Rosebuds, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Killers, The Avett Brothers, Jay-Z, Muse, Lost Prophets, Black Mountain, Soulsavers, My Chemical Romance, Emmylou Harris, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Rhymefest, Thursday, Cursive, The Dandy Warhols, DMX, Cowboy Mouth, Flogging Molly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, third eye blind, brand new, green day, eve 6, aerosmith, the get up kids, jet, hot hot heat, weezer,

Books: A Lifetime Burning, Into Thin Air, As I Lay Dying, anything by Timothy Zahn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Clear and Present Danger, A Short History of the Universe, Barbarian Virtues

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


Teach, Learn, Share

I am filled with a variety of esoteric knowledge. But I am especially well versed in the correlated worlds of American political systems and American culture.

I can also teach you how to do a backflip off a diving board.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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