Frederic Lavoie

Saguenay, Quebec, Canada

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  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, German, Greek (modern)
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Project manager for an international NGO in Cambodia
  • Graduate studies and Masters in theology. Masters in inte...
  • From I grew up in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
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About Me


Looking for significant and challenging experiences that will help me to know myself better and make friends in every corner of the globe


I am curious and I love to meet people from other cultures. In my opinion, knowing more about other peoples' lifestyle and language is a privilege.

Before I started traveling, I was more of a serious guy. Now that I have seen all the cultural richness of the peoples I have know, I always want to know more... am getting addicted to it! I think travelling (particularly when one gets the chance to make friends, not just sightseeing) turns out to be a great tool for self-discovery (the know-yourself stuff).


I would have liked to be Libanese to be as welcoming as those I met. I would like to be Brazilian, to be as friendly and happy as the ones I met. It is such a rich experience to get to know, truly, people from diferent cultures!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I travel to a foreign I tend to communicate with Csurfers looking for a place to stay and new people to meet. At other times, when I have my own accomodation, I just communicate with the local Csurfing community to get to make new friends. I really had great experiences through Csurfing. Had my first opportunity to host a Csurfer only recently, in Palestine, as I had my own place and enough room.


I Csurfed or had contacts with Csurfers in the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Bolivia. I really like the project.


I like to dance salsa, batchata, merengue, I like the beach and heat (of course), going out with friends, hiking, traveling, diving, learning new languages. One thing I don't like is the cold!

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: "City of God" (Brazil), "Persepolis" (Iran), "Caramel" (Lebanon) . I generally enjoy jazz, arabic, brazilian and latino music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Learning arabic in the mountains in the north of Lebanon has been a great challenge but such a great experience!

Boating in the Amazon (although not so crazy after all!)

Teach, Learn, Share

My passion for learning languages
Travel experience
International development

What I Can Share with Hosts

I just had one host so far, although for a relatively long period. I tried to be as resourful as I could and make that person feel at home. I tried to invite my host to go out whenever I could. I really enjoyed the time we spent together.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Kenya, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guinea, Lebanon, Mali, Palestine, Peru, Spain

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