Sarah Brunner

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • English Teacher
  • I have a BA in Sociology
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me


To make the change I would like to see in myself


I grew up in Los Angeles and went to college in Portland, OR. I am a very chill, laidback person who loves to have a good time. I'm a bit of a free spirit and I take life as it comes. I absolutely LOVE dancing, yoga, music, health, and fitness and hope to experience all these things the Brazilian way for a few months next year!!

I became super passionate about traveling and learning about other cultures when my uncle married a Malaysian woman and my whole family went to Malaysia for the traditional Iban tribal wedding. This really opened my eyes at such a young age. I spent a year teaching English in Thailand in 2012 and taught in Rio for 5 months and am now traveling throughout Brazil.


Whenever choosing between to do or not to do, always DO.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I lived in Thailand, I hosted travelers all the time. I really enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and forming lasting friendships. I haven't really surfed yet, but am looking forward to do it in South America.


I lived in Chumphon, Thailand for about five and a half months and hosted several travelers along with my housemate and fellow couchsurfer, Chris Tonks. We met some awesome people and loved learning about where they came from, their travels, and life in general. I have met some of my favorite people in the world through couchsurfing which has only inspired me to become more involved in the community. The great thing about couchsurfing is that you are only on it if you enjoy helping others.


DANCING!!!, yoga, health, nutrition, fitness, music, traveling, doing new things, meeting new people

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Shpongle, Baths, Bassnectar, Avicii, Gold Panda, Star Slinger, Bondax (look him up!!), Diplo, The Gaslight Anthem, Jimi Hendrix, Little Dragon, Karsh Kale

Books: SHANTARAM. I have yet to find a book that's even near to matching it's magnificence.

Movies: I'm the worst LA native. My movie knowledge is embarrassing. I don't watch a lot but I love psychological thrillers.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I had an internship in Cape Town, South Africa working for a youth development organization in the townships. This internship just so happened to be during the World Cup. Best experience ever.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, United States

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