Athena Study Abroad students share their experiences with amazing blogs.
Australia is full of excitement due to World Youth Day. All the activities are at full speed and the streets are packed. It is said that the mass gathering of people will go into the World Records book because it is the largest crowd drawn in Sydney at one time. More people have come to Sydney for World Youth Day than the Olympics, when they were held here. We have had no classes this week because of all the events going on in the city, but our essay is due on Monday.
Yesterday, the pope had a welcoming ceremony at Darling Harbor where he began his trip throughout the city. I was about six feet away from him when he drove through our section of the crowd. After that was over, my friend Amy and I set out to find something to eat. With the World Youth Day pass, you are provided lunch and dinner, which is as far from appetizing as anything could be. We found a really good cheap restaurant that served amazing asian dishes.
Hilary Reichling is from Mineral Point, Wisconsin and is a Business and Communications major. The sophomore attends Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and is blogging about her study abroad experience in Sydney, Australia.