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

  • 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 all … More »

  • 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 are … More »

  • 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 … More »

  • 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 … More »

  • 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 … More »

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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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