Student Spotlight: Felipe Godoy Vega

We have a wonderful group of fun-loving exchange students on campus this trimester which means more T-Birds in the world (and more couches to sleep on!). This week, we ask Felipe Godoy Vega, to share a little about himself and what’s inside his Thunderbird backpack.

Where are you from?

My home country is Chile, a long and narrow country at the south of the world. I come from the north of Chile, from a town called Chañaral, located in the third region of Atacama, the driest desert in the world, also known as the flowery desert. My region is essentially a mining area, especially copper mines.

What school are you on exchange with and how long will you be at Thunderbird?  

I am an exchange student from the University of Chile, and I will be enjoying Arizona until August 2014.

What is your favorite part of Thunderbird so far?

I think my favorite part of Thunderbird so far is the “fish” (next to the pool). It is a place where you can enjoy a pleasant conversation without much noise as the pub while you can eat a delicious barbecue.

What are you hoping to do when you leave Thunderbird and graduate?

I hope to find a good job in Chile or elsewhere which help me to live in peace with my family and have enough time to visit different places.

What are the three most interesting things in your backpack?

The flag of my country signed by my family and friends, photos of my family and a few memories of my hometown. At the same time, my backpack is metaphorically full of dreams to help my country to address our undeniable social inequality.

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