My name is Finlay and I am a 22 year old from the United States. I attend the University of Texas and I have always loved connecting with people around the world. When I was 15, I spend a summer by myself in Shanghai. I have also lived in Taiwan (6 months) and Paris (6 months). I speak English, Spanish, Chinese, some French and a little Arabic. I am an avid musician, am good with manual/domestic labor, love children and I am an extrovert with great communication skills. I can't wait to travel the world, see amazing places and meet inspirational people!
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:General MaintenanceEco ProjectsHelping around the house
Some knowledge of:GardeningDIY and building projectsBeing an elderly companionHospitality/TourismHelping with Computers/ Internet
Able to teach about:Babysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsCharity WorkLanguage practiceArt ProjectsTeaching
More details about your skills
I speak fluent English and Spanish. I can clean, decorate, help with gardening, cooking and child care. I love teaching and meeting new people.
Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate
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What else ...
So excited to meet people around the world! I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and have studied International Relations and Public Policy at UT Austin. I have worked at Texas Civil Rights Project (working towards prison abolition) and Refugee Services of Texas (working with displaced person settlement in Austin). I also lived in Taiwan for a semester, where I studied at National Taiwan University and worked at the Taiwan Institute of Sustainable Energy. The following semester I studied International Security at Sciences Po University in Paris.
I love playing music (violin, ukulele, and singing), as well as watching TV and musical theater. I think of myself as a very chill person, but I am also very extroverted and organized.
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Special dietary requirements
Vegetarian (but I am flexible if this is not an option)