Patrick Newman

San Francisco, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Russian, Swahili
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Medical Student
  • 1 year short of M.D.
  • From Anchorage, Alaska
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About Me


To leave things better than how I found them...


In the middle of my "year of exploration" - a year off from medical school to see the world. I've spent most of that year in Tororo, Uganda, helping with a medical research project here, but also went to Haiti and India. I'm an easy guy to get along with, always looking to learn something new...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My Uncle told me about this website - he hosts in Utila, Honduras (Richard Newman, WONDERFUL host and a guy who has taught me a lot about life, in spite of his best efforts to deny it). Would love to get more involved - for the moment I'm living in Uganda and unable to host, but am heading back to San Francisco soon...


Been on my Uncle's couch four times - outstanding and my real introduction to foreign travel.


Travel, the Outdoors, Good will. Lately, I love to write and to read other people's writing. I've never sat down and written something and regretted it. Plus, I have the memory of a fish so if I don't write something down, it's like it never happened...

Music, Movies, and Books

The Alchemist changed my life.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've had a gorilla grab me by the hand - my hand in his.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belize, Canada, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Rwanda, Switzerland, Tanzania

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, Uganda, United States

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