Today we spent our morning at the University of Sydney- touring the campus and recreation centers and learning about the athletics and fitness facilities at the "Uni." I personally thought it was very interesting to be at such a large university and also to see the contrast between some of the campus's old and modern architecture. We also got to the real student experience as we ate in the cafeteria for lunch. We finished off our trip with a lecture from an intern at the university who helped to teach us some of the rules to Australian "Footie" (which helped us clear up the different between rugby union, rugby league, and Footie aka Australian rules football a little bit better). This afternoon, many of us went off to finish our final sightseeing or shopping before we leave Sydney.
I think that we have all really loved our week in Sydney and wish there was more time we had to spend here. Not only is this a tourist Mecca, but we have been in a hostel with an amazing view and it is so much more lively than Lennox Head. We have all been feeling the effects of waking up early and staying up late so we could really take advantage of all this city has to offer (including all 300+ steps we walk up every time we travel from the hostel to the harbor) so tomorrows train ride will be a nice time for all of us to catch up on some sleep if we're not too busy looking for kangaroos in the wild (which you can bet I will be doing).
Tonight we will all be enjoying a nice group pasta meal together courtesy of the culinary-inclined students of our group. Tomorrow we will be traveling to Canberra so there will be no regular blog posts-- but we will be back on Wednesday to tell you all about the Institute of Sport!