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

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  • 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"


US News "Andy Steves: Travel Guidebook and Tours for a New Generation"

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: 
Huffington Post




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 


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, 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  


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.


Amsterdam, Italian Extravaganza, added to WSA Destination Lineup 


Alex Dornacker, Central College

Happy Backpackers

I had a blast visiting Prague for the first time with WSA. To start, the hostel that WSA booked for the tour was incredible. The entire staff was very helpful, the rooms were nice, and there was a really cool bar downstairs with live music every night. Our tour guide was top notch as well. He was really fun and flexible with whatever our group wanted to do while making sure we saw all of the major sights, good places to eat, as well as the night life! I thought this trip was much easier to book through WSA rather than figure it all out myself and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get the most out of their trip!

Alex Dornacker, Central College ~ Center of Modern Languages, Granada,, Fall 2015

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