Ola Rys

Forest Hills, New York, United States

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  • Student, barista, and a lover of life!
  • Currently an undergraduate
  • From Queens, New York
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Sweat out the summer with good people, lots of learning, and fun adventures.


I am a student at Connecticut College. I study computer science (programming) and hope to use it in a meaningful direction. I'm curious about the world and grateful for the time I have, though there never seems to be enough of it!

I was born and raised in New York, and my heart firmly belongs to it. Still, I enjoy infatuations with other locations on the side, especially interesting cities and nature escapes. I find myself wanting to live for a time in at least a dozen different places.


It's nothing so eloquent as to be called a philosophy, but I try to go through life with an open mind, so as to try and acknowledge the potential in everything and everyone. I believe we should all strive to treat our planet, and especially our fellow humans, with respect.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


CouchSurfing has led me to meeting some very lovely people! I've had great experiences CS'ing in Florida and Spain.

I look forward to couch-hosting when I have the ability.


Reading, traveling, nature, cycling, yoga, cooking (and eating!), languages, and knitting.

Experiences, be they mine or someone else's. There is little I love more than getting to know people and hearing their stories.

Music, Movies, and Books

I am generally book-hungry!

There are favorites that I enjoy revisiting often - like the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Ender's Game - but I'm always up for new reads. I favor a well-written novel, but frequently go on genre-specific reading binges for detective stories or nonfiction memoirs. I love to trade books!

I enjoy thoughtful films and ones with great soundtracks. Among them, Amelie, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, and V for Vendetta. I really like animation and comics, as well.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

An extremely sincere and humbling conversation with the intriguing Start Loving, of Washington, D.C.

Jumping off a cliff into the sea, in Salobreña, Spain.
(It wasn't a very tall cliff, but it was something I was very afraid of, and ultimately enjoyed.)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, France, Italy, Morocco, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, Spain, United States

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