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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:

  • 5 Tricks to Finding the Best Places to Eat in Europe

    Posted by admin on March 14, 2016.

    ​By Marina Shea, WSA Intern

    Guide books are great, but if all the tourists have them then everyone will be flocking to those restaurants. Here are some tips to finding the most authentic and cost-efficient eateries around Europe.


    1.     ASK LOCALS

    Your hostel might have some good …

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    Tags: march 2016 // foodies // intern blogs

  • Top 8 Ways to Eat like a Local while Abroad

    Posted by admin on March 11, 2016.

    Some useful hacks for foodies to avoid getting stuck in a tourist trap when travelling.

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  • Best Ways to Meet Friends Abroad

    Posted by admin on March 9, 2016.

    By Aditi Kay, WSA guest writer/backpacker



    It’s always a challenge to make friends, especially when you’re in a new country and probably speak little to none of the language. But today, making connnections can actually be easier than you think, particularly in Europe where the …

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  • 5 Essential Steps to Study Abroad the Right Way

    Posted by admin on February 25, 2016.

    By Dom Stanford, WSA Intern
    Birmingham, UK (Studying abroad in Paris since September)


    These tips aren't the first things you’d think of when starting your semester/year abroad, but they are just as crucial.


    1. Find a boulangerie/bakery where you can pick up baguettes, pizzas, quiches, …

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  • Essential Travel Apps for Your Next Trip

    Posted by Andy Steves on February 19, 2016.

    By Andy Steves, WSA Head Backpacker

    Your smartphone is so much more than a camera—use it as a tool to plan travels, stay organized, snatch last minute flight deals, book accommodations and more. Here are some of my favorite tried-and-true apps that I use while I travel in Europe:


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Allison Johnson, University of Maryland

Happy Backpackers

I was very nervous signing up to go to Budapest with WSA because I was going solo, but it was the best weekend of my semester!!! Everyone in the group was super friendly and inclusive, we all had a great time together. WSA does an amazing job of keeping everything organized and we always...

Allison Johnson, University of Maryland ~ DIS Copenhagen, Spring 2016

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