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  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2019
  • Graduate Student
  • No education listed
  • From Philadelphia, PA, USA
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About Me

• I am here for genuine hospitality. I am entirely platonic & looking for friends. If you want anything else, please bypass my profile. I deserve to be respected as a woman & as an individual. If you flirt with me, I will block you. Any move on me in person will result on a bad review & a report through this platform.

Hello! My name is Emma and I am currently a graduate student. I study Educational Leadership and Societal Change. But how did I get there?

Well it’s kind of a long story but basically how I got to where I am was by doing something completely different. I majored in IT at my undergraduate university. After I graduated I worked in the startup industry doing digital marketing and web design for about a year.

I absolutely HATED it. So what did I do? Booked a trip to Thailand and Japan to go solo traveling of course! I went and it COMPLETELY changed my life. Furthermore I learned about the path of becoming an English teacher abroad.

Once I discovered this I quit my work immediately, applied for a Visa and ended up going to South Korea to teach English. However this was in December 2019… and we all know what happened in 2020, right?

However, during this period I discovered the valuable intersection of my background in tech with education for distanced learning. Here I found my passion and what motivated me to pursue my Master’s which led me to finishing my time teaching in Korea. I went traveling through Southeast Asia and during that period was accepted into my current Master’s program.

I learned a lot about life during this time and found my calling in finding ways to close the digital divide. When I came back to the U.S., I started teaching online which was a great learning experience because I got to teach people from all over the world.

I eventually created my own online English learning platform and community - my website is www.englishwithemma.me or you can find me on Instagram or Facebook @englishwithemmauwu

Let me know if you want to read my free book!

As of 2023, I have finished my first year as a graduate student (one more to go!) and I’m traveling through Europe before I begin my summer research for my thesis in Uganda.

I hope that you can become a part of this chapter of my life - I have plenty of blank pages to be filled and would love for you to become part of the story! Interested? Send me a brief message about one of your favorite travel experiences! I always love a good travel story to start off a great friendship!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love making friends especially with locals so I feel through the Couchsurfing community I can get the best experience of a city/country.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people a thing or two about drawing or design! I've also been an English teacher for over two years so I love teaching ESL!

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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