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Sophomore misses Austrian home
"Three of my very closest friends are Iranians," said Hollye Hensley, a
sophomore elementary education major. "We are supposed to be hating each
other, but people are people, and we can't.',
Hollye's attitudes about people from different cultures came from growing
up near Vienna, Austria, where her parents were missionaries.
During her 18 years there she attended Austrian schools for four years and
international schools for eight.
In one international school, she said, "there were 66 students, and there
were 23 nationalities represented. I learned so much about the different
With an obvious look of love and perhaps a tinge of homesickness, Hollye
described Austria as a land of rolling green hills, castles, meadows, old
churches, palaces, parks, cafes and friendly down-to-earth people.
For recreation in the small village where she lived, Holley skied in the fall
and winter and hiked in the summer. "Every weekend we'd go tramping off
through the vineyards and such," she said.
Hollye said she was not aware of the socialist governmentis control until
she prepared to move to Abilene and attend ACU, her parents' alma mater.
She spent many hours filling out forms and requests to leave the country. "I
would have just pulled right outf' she said. "Everything you do over there has
to be documented."
Hollye explained what she thought was the main difference between people
of Austria and the United States: "Americans seem to put more time on out-
She mentioned jogging and appearance as examples. "The Austrians spend
more time on inward beauty," she said. "They are just so relaxed and easy
Hollye said it would be two years before she returns home. And, "yes," she
said with a smile that made it clear she had answered the question before,
"The Sound of Music" really was filmed in Austria. - Rene Williams”