International Student SpotLight
Spotlight Student

Name:  Pedram Etebari

Hometown: Kerman, Iran

Major: Exercise Science

Languages: Persian (Farsi), English

What shocked you upon coming to the US?  

  • The way people interact - polite courtesies such as holding the door, but also the custom of everyone paying for themselves at dinner
  • Difficulty in getting to know people well
  • The cold winter weather
  • Genuinely helpful people

What do you like best about Valpo?  

  • The diverse international community
  • Freedom to live your dreams, share ideas, take advantage of opportunity
  • Chipotle!

If you were given a flight ticket today, it would be to... 

  • Back to Iran to see parents, then to Spain