CouchSurfing is a charitable non-profit organization. Our vision is a world in which everyone appreciates each others differences, be they related to culture, idealism, politics, or lifestyle. Our program connects travelers (who we call "surfers") with people who want to meet travelers (who we call "hosts"). When a surfer visit a host, the hosts gives their local's perspective, shows the surfer their town or area, and often invites the surfer to stay overnight in their home. This interaction achieves our vision and "shrinks the world, one couch at a time."