Jan Gißke

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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  • Fluent in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Dutch, French
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • student (German as a foreign language)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • From Kirchheilingen, Thuringia, Germany
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About Me


finish my studies


I am very humerous (well I think so), open minded (as we all are, right…) and I enjoy getting to know new people especially from other nations or cultures that can show me the deversity of our world. I would say I am normal, trustworthy and I am loving life. I love foreign languages, the smell of coffee in the morning, summer-evenings and winter-mornings. I love to be ironic but sometimes people don't get my irony. That gives me the impression that they think I am dull. But I am not. Definitely not.


Don't be too hip.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate in CS because I think that this is a good way to see the real world and to give other people the possibility to see the world.


September 2009: Paris; hosted by Agnes (THANK U SO MUCH), my first host ever :)
July 2010: I hosted Alejandro and it was a great time! Later we went to see another part of Germany together.
October 2011: I stayed with my friend Héctor in southern Chile, in Puerto Varas at Isabel's Place. It was beautiful to meet here.
December 2011: I stayed at Eduardo's place in Mendoza, Argentina. I hat a great time!
January 2012: Traveling around Brazil I stayed with Daniel in Foz do Iguaçu, with Gabriela and her boyfriend in Parati and I got to know Lincoln and Eduardo in Rio de Janeiro. They all showed me what Brazil is like :)
March/April 2013: I spent quiet a lot time at Mauricio's and Fernando's lovely house in Punta Arenas, Chile. They made me feel so cosy that I absolutely enjoyed the stay.
June 2014: I stayed at Luiz' and Lysmars place in Manaus and Belém! Thank you guys!
July 2014: I spent a couple of days at Ranieri's in Blumenau! Had a great time!


I am really interested in everything coming along with foreign countries: The people, the language, the culture and the food :-). My special interest is with Latin America (Chile and Brazil). I love to cook, read books, go to the cinema and many things more.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: There are a lot of very good movies. My favourites are Amélie, Volver, The devil wears Prada, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and furthermore I love various US American series.

Music: Shakira, Cumbia, Chico Trujillo, Villa Cariño, Samba, Monobloco, Axé

Books: In summers I enjoy lieing outside and reading a good book. My favourite books are Love In Times of Cholera, Hundred Years of Solitude, Ensemble - c'est tout and Isabel Allende's books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Carnaval no Rio de Janeiro!

Teach, Learn, Share

Since I am a German Teacher I can learn the basics of the German language to you (if you aren't German by yourself) or I could show some German food to you.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Chile, Germany

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