Couchsurfer, Brandon Ferdig with a Couchsurfing event attendee in Brainerd, Minnesota and his book, Life Learned Abroad - Lessons Learned on Humanity from China
"You should try Couchsurfing," said Brandon's friend Maggie weeks before taking off for an 8 month stay in Tanzania.
His charter? To work at a village school teaching adolescent students how to use computers for the first time.
One month later, in the quiet, agricultural village in central Tanzania, Brandon found himself hungry for more human interaction.
Brandon says "I wasn't sure about this idea to impose in people's homes, however. And oddly, I also thought Couchsurfing would hinder my chance to …