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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 22, Female
  • Member since 2016
  • Student
  • English Literature and French
  • From Charlotte, NC, USA
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About Me

I am a student in Charlotte, NC, USA who is currently studying French in Dijon, France. After I finish my degree, I would like to become an English teacher overseas - most likely in a French speaking country in Europe or Northern or Western Africa. My family hosted a lot of students and couchsurfers growing up, so I love to meet new people - whether I'm traveling or welcoming them into my home!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm currently couchsurfing because I am a student living in Europe and I want to travel as much as I can. It's always more fun to meet people when you travel, and couchsurfing gives you a sense of community and home - whereas hostels and hotels can be expensive and hard to book.

Interests

  • theater
  • photography
  • music festivals
  • baking
  • movies
  • jazz
  • volleyball
  • healthy eating
  • french food
  • french culture
  • musical theatre
  • french language
  • reading and writing

Music, Movies, and Books

Lord of the Rings (books and movies), anything by C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, About Time (movie), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (movie), The Princess Bride (movie).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did a summer internship in Uganda where I helped to organize a children's library, mentor students, and do outdoor/sports activities with local children. I lived in Quebec, Canada for a summer and nannyed. I have been to Haiti 3 times on missions trips.

Teach, Learn, Share

At my university I work with the international office, and I have learned so much about other cultures through that job! And while traveling is fun, it can be uncomfortable to put yourself out there and learn a new language or a new culture, but it's so rewarding, and I've made so many friends that have become like family! We all have something to learn and something to share!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am trying to learn French, but at the same time, I am happy to have conversations in English if anyone is trying to learn/practice their English! I am also always happy to share stories and pictures about my travels and my home in NC (and once I return, I'm happy to host anyone who would like to visit the USA!) I also love to bake, and would be happy to make cookies :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Haiti, Uganda

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, France, Uganda

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