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Travel Tips, Observations & Thoughts

Enjoy all sorts of our travel tips, ideas, suggestions and travel hacks we've picked up over the years.

Recent Entries:

  • Life in Amsterdam: 5 Things I’ve Noticed

    Posted by admin on September 30, 2016.

    By Maya Ward, WSA Intern
    Wofford College

     

    I’ve been studying abroad in Amsterdam now for a little over two weeks. I’ve been recording my first impressions of the city (and Europe in general, really) since arriving, and am sharing some of them here. Please keep in mind, though: this is …

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  • How to Pack your Carry-On For Long Haul Flights

    Posted by admin on September 6, 2016.

    How to Stay So Fresh So Clean (So Practical): Packing a Carry-On and Feeling Your Best for a Long Flight

    We’ve all been there: You step off of a long, 8-hour flight and feel like a stale piece of bread. Your carry-on is filled with various clutter instead of useful items, and your toes …

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  • Three Essential Items to Pack for Study Abroad

    Posted by admin on July 25, 2016.

    By Michaela Meyer, WSA Intern​

    I recently returned from eight months abroad in London, and one of the questions people always ask me is “What do you wish you knew before you left?”. Well, to be honest, there is nothing I would have done differently. I was as well prepared as anyone can …

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  • Studying Abroad in Barcelona: The Pros and Cons

    Posted by admin on July 12, 2016.

    By Dani Thomason, WSA Intern

     

    You have taken a leap of faith and decided to move half way across the world to study abroad in a foreign country. Now comes the hard part. Where should you spend those unforgettable couple of months?

    If you are like many Americans, Barcelona seems like a …

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  • What I Miss Most about Studying Abroad

    Posted by admin on June 30, 2016.

    By Michaela Meyer, WSA Intern


    I was never homesick when I was in London. I was having too much fun to be homesick. Sure, I missed things – eight months is a long time to be away from your family, your friends, your pets, your favorite restaurants. But I never got that deep longing ache …

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Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington

Happy Backpackers

I had an absolutely amazing time on my WSA trip to Krakow, Poland. I felt like a got a lot out of my money and it was so nice not to have to worry about anything because WSA takes care of it all. Our guide was absolutely fantastic and was there with us for everything we needed-it was great to have someone around with you who knew the city so well. This is definitely a trip I will never forget. I already want to start planning my next WSA trip. What amazing destination to pick next is the hard part!

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington ~ National University of Ireland, Galway, Spring 2016

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