21 Fun Facts About Europe

Many destinations across Europe are at the top of a lot of students' bucket lists, and with a WSA trip you can make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

There are also some really interesting and strange facts about Europe you probably didn’t know:

  • Did you know in Switzerland it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm? Yes really…
  • Be sure to download a to download a VPN before you visit as Netflix is unavailable in many European countries. You don’t want to miss out on your favourite show and see a spoiler on Facebook.
  • Europe is named after a Phoenician princess called Europa; she was seduced by Greek God Zeus when he disguised himself as a bull.

Check out this list of 21 bizarre facts about Europe that have been put together in this awesome infographic!

- Research and artwork by Jess Singut



Lindsey Holland, Oklahoma State University

Happy Backpackers

Traveling with WSA to Rome, especially during Easter weekend was the best choice I ever made. The guides, Andy, Elena, and Rhianne, were nothing less than superior and they are excellent at what they do. They gave us a fun-filled weekend and showed us the best of Rome during one of the busiest times of the year! I HIGHLY recommend this company to any students that are considering traveling in Europe

Lindsey Holland, Oklahoma State University ~ Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Spring 2016

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