I am in the 2nd year of my Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) at the Australian Maritime College.
Where are you from?
Planet Earth. To be more precise, I come from Uruguay and I have also lived in New Zealand.
Why did you choose Launceston?
I chose Launceston especially because of the Australian Maritime College which is a world-class institute in my area of study.
Where do you live?
I live on campus at Investigator Hall which is really close to where a lot of my classes are.
Where do you love to eat?
I have tried the Japanese restaurant Bento in the city centre, which is very good.
What do you like to do in Launceston?
I like to get my pushbike and go for a ride. The city with its hills, classic buildings and the river is quite beautiful. I am constantly discovering new places and things to do. For example, I have volunteered for Conservation Volunteers Australia maintaining walking tracks in one of the city’s reserves. On the weekend I can travel one hour and go surfing or snowboarding in the winter.
What do you know now that you didn’t know before you arrived?
Lots of things. I have got to know Australian rules football. I have also started playing golf. There is a golf course only five minutes from the AMC and UTAS campus that has special prices for students.
Where is your future headed?
At the moment I am focused on my studies while enjoying life here in Launceston.
If you had to sell Launceston with a slogan, what would it be?
Great lifestyle. An ideal place to study and the base camp to explore Tasmania.