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Susie Harcourt

New York, NY, USA

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • World traveller for now
  • Masters of Educational Psychology, V...
  • From Wellington, New Zealand
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To figure out which subway station exit I should use

PHILOSOPHY

Since I was tiny, my parents have taught me that "different people do things differently" - ie, be open and accepting of how people live their lives. This idea has been hugely important throughout my life, and it has fuelled my interest in seeing and learning about these different ways of living. From what you eat for dinner to what religion you follow, my personal philosophy is to be open-minded and interested in everything that people share with me.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've stayed with people through Couchsurfing in Hungary, Indonesia, Canada, and on the West Coast of the USA, and had lots of great experiences of meeting up with different people all over the world. Highlights include home cooked spring rolls in Java; a hilarious rainy camping trip to a hippie commune on Vancouver Island; and staying in a caravan in a driveway in suburban Portland.

Interests

Dancing, sunshine, walking, good food, good people, good drinks, good music, beauty, hilarity, teaching people things.

Music, Movies & Books

Three of each (plus many more)
Music: Ben Harper, The Black Keys, Emeli Sande
Movies: Amelie, O Brother Where Art Thou, Forrest Gump
Books/Authors: Roald Dahl, His Dark Materials, The God of Small Things

And some New Zealand ones you may never have heard of:
Fat Freddy's Drop, Electric Wire Hustle, Brockaflowersaurus Rex (yes, an actual band name) Boy, What We Do In The Shadows, Katherine Mansfield's stories, Witi Ihimaera

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Spending three months volunteering at a home and school for children with disabilities in Bangkok, Thailand. It was amazing to see these kids who have come from such hardship flourish, and to realise that kids will be kids, no matter what life throws at them.

Teach, Learn, Share

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it - Roald Dahl.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Dance lessons, a short history of New Zealand, baking.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand

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