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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 


Danielle Maclain, Concordia University - Irvine

Happy Backpackers

This past weekend a group of my friends and I decided to go to Budapest, but wanted to go with a group because we were unsure of what we wanted to do and how to plan our trip. Booking the trip through WSA was the best idea we ever had. It was basically all planned out for us (excluding flights). It was great because there were plenty of things planned for us that were included in the package, but there was also a bit of free time for us to explore the city and do the things we were most interested in. I really enjoyed the caving and thermal baths we visited during our trip! Also the hostel that was booked for us through WSA was great and our tour guide, Bogi, was amazing! I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone and am happy to say that I will be booking more trips with WSA in the future!

Danielle Maclain, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015

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