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Being compassionate, curious, and cherishing every moment that life has chosen to bless me with
Hi there! My name is Yongjian and I'm a student at Stanford University. As a child, I was fortunate enough to to live in three different countries: China, Japan, and the United States. My experiences growing up in three different countries made me appreciate the amount of diversity in the world. I am absolutely fascinated by all the amazing things that different cultures and people have to offer and I'm always open to learning more about them. I am always excited to find new adventures and experiences in life.
To cherish every moment that life has chosen to bless me with and seek to make positive changes in the world through hard work and compassion.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I discovered CouchSurfing from a college friend who loves traveling and adventures.
What initially attracted me to CouchSurfing is not simply the idea of staying with a stranger overnight. Instead, I am convinced that CouchSurfing offers so many things that traditional vacations do not provide, including the chance make genuine connections with people from different parts of the world, a chance to discover new cultures through the lenses of a local, and a venue share powerful stories and learn from each other.
Since I am a full time student and currently live in the dorms, it may be difficult to for me to host you for the night. However, if you happen to be in the area, I would be more than happy to give you a tour of my college campus!!! We could a meal together, grab coffee (I will treat you, of course!) and share stories. We could also go explore some secret spots my campus has to offer! Looking forward to meeting you!
Learning new languages
Experiencing other cultures
Tea! (I'd love to share some with you!)
Genuine heart to heart conversations about life
Going on long walks (especially after the rain!!!)
Small acts of kindness that make somebody's day
Playing the piano
Spanish/Latin American Culture
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Spending a month teaching English in a rural Chinese school.
Traveling for a month through Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico and meeting amazing people who inspired me in many different ways
Leading a week long public service trip for 12 participants on immigration issues in the United States. During the memorable week, we visited nonprofit organizations, had conversations with politicians, worked with low income students, and learned a lot the immigration system in the US.
Traveling across China on 20 hour train without a seat!
Teach, Learn, Share
I am fluent in English and Mandarin and Chinese (both writing and speaking). I also speak Spanish decently. In addition, I know some Portuguese, French, Italian, and I'm currently learning Hindi. I'm a language enthusiast and would definitely give you my advice on language learning!
I can show you how to prepare some simple Chinese dishes, such as tea eggs, fried rice, and green onion pancakes :)
I would love to share many memorable (both sweet and sour) moments growing up in three different countries. In addition, I've traveled around China for quite a bit, and would love to share my travel tips and tales!
Countries I’ve Visited
Colombia, Mexico, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
China, Japan, United States