Elizabeth Azevedo

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Buenos Aires - Latin American Societies & Cultures

Come one, come all on this adventure of a lifetime! I'm Elizabeth, known to many as Liz and Avocado by some. Originally from Northern California, I am currently studying Communication Studies and American Culture at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. I've decided to take my education beyond the bounds of the United States and head to Buenos Aires, Argentina!! Follow me along this journey as I navigate a new country and try to remember Spanish!

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June 14, 2017

 Consumed by final papers, projects, and exams, it has been difficult to find time to fully digest the reality that my final days in Buenos Aires are here. Somehow, an entire four months has managed to pass and it has felt like a matter of a few short days.

May 31, 2017

With only a few weeks left in Argentina (I really can’t wrap my head around this fact), I decided to take advantage of a long weekend with my roommate Hanna and head to Bariloche. Known for chocolate, ice cream, and beautiful views I knew that Bariloche and I would get along well.

May 30, 2017

This past week I have been confronted with the fact that my Spanish has really taken a hit from lack of practice.

May 8, 2017

One of the biggest culture differences between Argentina and the United States is the strong familial ties, specifically how long children live with their parents. Living with parental figures has been one of the largest adjustments that I have had to deal.

April 28, 2017

I feel like I have talked about settling in and finding my groove here in Buenos Aires, but I’d like to give you a look at what an average day looks like for me. Although I do like to add some variety and keep my schedule open, this is a typical weekday in Buenos Aires:

April 26, 2017

This past week, I travelled to Chile, specifically the cities of Santiago and Valparaiso. The “spring” break was not only an opportunity to experience another South American culture, but also a time to reflect upon my experiences in Argentina.

April 8, 2017

I had heard about the regularity of strikes and demonstrations in Buenos Aires but it’s something completely different experiencing it.

March 30, 2017

March 15, 2017

Moving from California to Michigan for university, I know the process of settling into a new place very well. It’s all a bit much moving to a completely new place where you know no one and must find your rhythm, however after a few weeks I feel like I am finding my footing.

March 1, 2017

After all the research I did prior to arriving in Buenos Aires, there’s still so much to learn about the city. Firstly, it is in fact a city. I’m not quite sure what I pictured before arriving but it was not a massive and sprawling metropolis that I viewed out of the window of the airplane.

February 12, 2017

Buenos Aires: the next great adventure for this girl from Northern California...but first let me introduce myself.