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About Andy Steves Guidebook author, founder and CEO of Weekend Student Adventures

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AWARDS

  • Winner, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2016
  • Winner, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2016
  • Notre Dame McCloskey Business Plan Competition Grand Prize, 2010
  • Notre Dame Bootstrap Award, 2010
  • Semi-Finalist, Notre Dame McCloskey Business Plan Competition, 2009
  • Nominee, "Outstanding Persons in the Tourist Sector" Colombo Award, CNGA  - "The most important tourism association in Italy"


PRESS

New Day Northwest "Exploring Europe, One Step at a Time" 

Seattle Evening Magazine "Rick Steves' son Andy releases first travel book"

NPR Cleveland WCRN, The Sound of Ideas: "Making the Most of Study Abroad"

Inside Study Abroad Podcast: " Meaningful City-Hopping in Study Abroad"


Featured in:

World Traveler 
PIE Professionals in International Education
UCSC-Universita Cattolica Milan online publication 
Amateur Traveler
The Observer


Andy Steves - special contributor and travel writer: 
GoOverseas
Huffington Post
GoAbroad

 

TIMELINE


2014

WSA joins Student Universe as a Featured Travel Partner.

New Welcome Week Events: WSA Team stops in Florence, Rome, London, Perugia, Madrid, Barcelona, Ireland, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh and Amsterdam 

2013

International TEFL Academy and WSA collaborate to provide students with opportunities to travel abroad post graduation.

WSA and Hostelworld partner to offer a giveaway to lucky Twitter followers. 

Friends of Friends Travel: partnered to create new community on the FOF site, as well as special discounts to FOF travelers. 

WSA recruited as weekly contributor to GoAbroad, the leading comprehensice international education and travel resource.

Strategic partner of StudentRate.com, offering exclusive discounts and travel resources. 

KrakowBerlinBudapest, Rome, Prague, Paris and Amsterdam added to WSA Destination Lineup

WSA Easter innaugral in Rome celebrates the holy occassion with 60 backpackers and VIP tickets to the first mass led by Pope Francis.

Celebrates first-ever St. Patty's Trip with 100 enthusiastic Irish fans  


2012

Barcelona added to WSA Destination Lineup 

Private mountain chalet: Check. 45 ski bunnies: Check. Family style, homemade food: Check. First run in Swiss Alps for the season. Check! 

2/4/12 First-ever university provider tour launches in Paris for one of London's largest study abroad programs.
 

2011

Amsterdam, Italian Extravaganza, added to WSA Destination Lineup 

 

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida

Happy Backpackers

I've been in Europe since the beginning of January and have traveled every weekend. This Easter Weekend was by far the best one. The hostel was perfect and super convenient, I made a ton of new friends, and our guides (Andy, Rhianne, and Elena) made sure we saw absolutely everything in the city. The meals included were all absolutely delicious, and Andy even brought snacks every once in a while to hold us over in between meals. We were given our Easter Mass tickets the night before and strategically planned to be in the front for mass. We followed Andy's suggestions and got to sit in the very front for Mass. The wait was worth it and so was every cent of the trip's cost. I barely spent any of my own money, just on transportation to and from the airport, gelato, and food on my last day there. I would 100% recommend this company to all of my friends!

Crystal Cascante, University of Florida ~ AIFS London, Spring 2016

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