Ingrid De Assis

New York, New York, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Hindi, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Master Student in International Development at NYU
  • Bachelor in International Relations
  • From Macaé, Rio de Janeiro
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About Me


The answer is always on the simplicity of the search. If we get satisfied with the simplest results, then everything else will make it all worth it!


I would say I`m pretty relaxed and easy going; friendly, comunicative, and full of energy.
I like to help others in every way I can; I love to do volunteer work, specially with children.

If you ask me what is my greatest passion, I won't think twice, I'll say: traveling! For me, there is no comparison when we're about to face an unknown place, an unknown culture, and all the diferent people on it, specially the people. I always get excited about the people I'll meet.

From Every place I've been, what always made it magical and unique, was the greatest people I've found there. People who made a diference in my life, and were definetly an inspiration to me. So what´s the best way to get this local touch? Definetly hosting and surfing! great experiences!

I had just started a new experience now. After enjoying the sun in Rio de Janeiro for 7 years, I moved to NYC where I am having the honour to study International Development at NYU. What is that? I am not very sure, but I guess something to do with saving the world ;-)
I am new in NYC, and I am very excited in meeting new and interesting people here!

"The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences"


"If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed" (leo tostoy)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My Mom said I could never talk to strangers, but never said anything about hosting them! ;) Well, I think this project is the greatest idea I´ve ever came along! Great experiences so far!


music, drawing, traveling, volunteer work, politics and movies.

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Old movies, like Casablanca and rebel without a cause; and basically all movies with Gene Kelly. Before the sunset and before the sunrise are also on the list. Together with The Godfather (1,2,3); when Harry met Sally; Ferrys Bueller´s Day off; almighty heart; mortocycles diaries.. and many others...But my favorite movie nowday is Into the Wild - 2007, from sean penn. You should check the soundtrack, and the movie of course! ;) Great callFor music definetly U2, radiohead, the cure, Bob dylan, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Billie Hollyday, Pearl jam, Simon and Garfunkel, Ray charles, Oasis, coldplay, Jhonny Cash, Chico Buarque, caetano veloso, rita lee, madonna, the shins, beatles, juli, five guys, the police, michael jackson, cindy lauper, aerosmith, guns n´roses, the killers, arctic monkeys, bryan adams, muddy waters, elvis presley, pink floyd, and lots of bossa nova(...)From books I can read it all. I love reading, fiction and non Fiction! From Thoreau and Rousseau to Bukowisk, woody allen and Fernando Pessoa...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was 16 years old, I had my first traveling experience. I was by myself, leaving home, leaving my "parent's wings" and I chose to know the world. I was away from everything I knew for a whole year. Learned how to live in a diferent family, made diferent friends, went to a diferent school, spoke a diferent language. That's when I started to realize how my entire life was going to be, and How I loved every feeling of it...

Teach, Learn, Share

Maybe some portugueeeeese? And I would simply love to hear all about your culture and traditions and show you all the good brazilian food and drinks we have around here! ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, India, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, United States

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