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Samuel Tettner

Miami, FL, USA

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Overview

  • 54 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Hebrew (modern), Hindi, Persian (Farsi)
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • researcher by profession, artist by ...
  • Listening to people older than me. B...
  • From Caracas, Venezuela.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
The Human Experience.

As long as I keep myself intellectually and culturally challenged, I meet many people from varied backgrounds in life, and I appreciate this wonderful opportunity of being alive, I will be OK.

*As of May 2015*
Back on the road! I will spend a month and a half in India, and then go to Iran in July. I am starting a new project, transformative learning adult-education travel trips! If you are interested in this idea shoot me a message. More information to come soon about this.
ABOUT ME
*As of Feb 2015*
I am in Miami, in the US, for an indefinite period. The journey around the world ended, it was magical. I am preparing myself for the next adventure.

*As of Dec 2014*
I decided to not do the PhD in Sweden and instead to travel the world! I spent a month in Palma de Mallorca, one in Paris, one in Bucharest,Romania and one traveling through Iran!

*As on July 2014*
After a very meaningful year in India, I am headed to Sweden. Linkoping University will be my intellectual home for some time, as I do my PhD there at the department of technology and Social Change. I'm hoping to still connect with Latinos and South Asians while in Sweden, can't lose my tropical spice!

*as of October 2013*
I am training as a teacher at the United World College Mahindra near Pune, India. I am teaching a class called "Peoples, nations and cultures" which explores topics of knowledge from a socio-cultural and political point of view. I am exploring meditation and paragliding at the moment, and my thirst for learning Hindi and all things Indian continues as strong.

*as of May 2012*
I'm spending some months in Strumica, Macedonia, while finishing an MA thesis on science and technology studies.

I was a researcher at the Center for Internet and society, in Bangalore. I spent 15 months living, loving and growing in India. I spent July-August 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania studying Yiddish language and culture, which was amazing.

*General Information*
I was born in Caracas, Venezuela in a Jewish family. I lived there until I was 15, and moved to Miami, USA.

I don't consider myself a citizen of any country, rather a citizen of the world. Cultural exchanges, meaningful experiences and lasting friendships are what I am after.

According to Myers-Briggs:
warmly enthusiastic, high spirited ingenious, imaginative. able to do almost anything that interests them. quick for a solution for any difficulty and ready to help anyone with a problem.often rely on their ability to improvise
instead of preparing in advance. Can usually find compelling reasons for whatever they want

PHILOSOPHY

the unexamined life is not worth living

Interests

having a good time, enjoying life, meeting people, trying new things, making a difference in the lives of those around me.

Humor and laughing. Music: appreciating it and its powerful connection to society, and one day making it. Wondering about everything I see. Coming up with explanations for everything. The human mind and psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, anthropology etc. Scholar pursuit and academic research. traveling and experiencing new things, Couchsurfing and HelpX.net. The outdoors and ergo preserving it. Extreme sports. Veganism, permaculture, open-source ecology. Being conscious of who I am and what my role is, what my objectives are and what I need to do to achieve them. Connecting with humans at deep levels. Humanism. My friends and my family and my friends who are my other family. rationalism and scientific thinking, Public policies: cooperation and integration, Synergy. Evolving paradigms. social entrepreneurship. International Development, Non-profit work. Dancing, painting and every art and other romantic appreciations of life. Expanding my perspective, and entheogens. Helping others: go from antipathy to sympathy to empathy. Making the most out of every day. The wonderful world we live in. the internet and information policy, Wikipedia. Sports, specially basketball and college football. Having a good time, and you.

Music, Movies & Books

check, check, check.
All those three are artistic mediums of human expression. Appreciation, observation or condemnation, of life, and what it means to be human. Everything which can bring me a new perspective, new information or can lead me to a new experience, or simply enough make me feeeeeel good :) I like.
For music check out my eclectic collection in pandora:
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=qm68628538

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I walked along the edge of the Cliff of Moher in ireland, witnesses the dawn prayers near the Jama Masjid in old Delhi, walked along Plivice lakes during summer, dived naked into a Macedonian canyon with a lover, swam with dolphins, seen WWII concentration camps in Poland, (almost) climbed a volcano, ran a 10k race (got 4th place), chilled in the remote sands of Los Roques island, sky-dived, scuba dived, canyoned, biked at high speeds down the highest motorable road in the world, rode an off-road atv throughout the island of Santorini, seen the amazing metropoli of the world ( NYC, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Mumbai, Isfahan) Saw the midnight sun in Sweden, witness the religious sublime represented in the complex geometric patterns of Mosques in Iran, swam with turtles in Sri Lanka. I have a few mentors and many mentees.

but most importantly, I've done it all with the people I care about, my family, and my friends, and I've shared with them.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Inter-cultural communication, perspectives about culture, politics, philosophy.

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela

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