Athens and Exam Day
Today was the last day of classes for students in Athens (exam day tomorrow!). Students in all classes participated in presentations and finalized their culminating assignments. In the afternoon, students had free time. Most students took some time to study for their exam, and then took a break to venture into the city one last time, find a bite to eat and do some shopping.
After dinner, students spent the remainder of their evening at the hotel preparing for their exams. Staff stopped by a local bakery and picked up some study snacks (Greek cookies!) as study fuel. It was an early night for most students as everyone wanted to be well-rested for the next day.
Tuesday morning, students woke up early for breakfast and fueled up for the day. Students spent the remainder of the morning studying for their exam at noon.
Once exams were completed (woohoo!!) students had free time to explore the city one last time before dinner. Many students took this time to walk through Plaka, shop, and scope out somewhere to enjoy one last gyro. At 6:30 staff and students dolled up met for a dinner banquet at the hotel and enjoyed one last meal together. After dinner, students and staff relocated to a conference room where activity coordinators presented students with awards and shared a short video of photos to reminisce over everyone’s favourite moments of the trip.
Following the trip down memory lane, students and staff headed up to the rooftop patio of the hotel to enjoy one last celebration together with a beautiful view of the Acropolis and the rest of downtown Athens. As the program comes to an end, we can’t help but wonder where the time went. This program was an experience all students will remember forever with friends they will never forget.