June 5, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rising senior Liz Tamburro recently returned from a study abroad experience in Argentina and shared some highlights of her experience with OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Tamburro is a Spanish major who has twice been an Academic All-Big Ten selection as well as a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. A three-year starter and team captain in 2016, Tamburro enters her senior season ranked among the top five in school history in career saves.
“I had an amazing experience! I cannot believe that it’s over already. I took a history class that focused heavily on the colonial era in Argentina, but we covered history and politics up until the present. I also took this trip as an opportunity to practice my Spanish speaking and listening skills. In university, I have been studying Iberian Spanish, so it was fun to practice the Argentinian dialect.
While I was there I took tango lessons, and after I was able to watch a professional show with dinner. I also went to an estancia, which is a large ranch, where I was able to ride horses and eat at their parrilla (where they provide multiple servings of different types of meats that had been slow cooking on a grill all day). My favorite part of Argentina was our trip to Purmamarca, located in the Andes Mountains. The mountains were absolutely breathtaking! The highest point I went was approximately 13,000 feet above sea level.
I am so grateful for the opportunity and thankful for the SASSO staff that worked with me – Brittany Savko and Vicki Melnick – as well as Gene Smith, for making this experience possible.”