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Brittney Joy, Valparaiso University

This was my best weekend trip while abroad! I loved that Bogi, our guide, was with us most of the time to show us different parts of the city and help us around. She was also a lot of fun just to hang out with. I also liked that we had free time to do things on our own. The hostel we stayed in was a lot of fun. Everyone was friendly and ready to have a good time. I would highly recommend this trip for groups of friends or even solo travelers!

Studied abroad: University of Limerick, Spring 2016

Eileen Thomas, University of Missouri

Rome is such an overwhelming city to travel to, especially on Easter. The local guides and Andy did an amazing job at showing us all of the large sights in the city as well as the hidden gems. I would have never been able to plan such a great weekend in a big city, and I'm so glad WSA took care of everything. We were able to see so much and it was a great break to be able to enjoy the time, not be worrying about directions to the next place. I would recommend this trip and WSA to any student studying abroad, especially for those bigger cities like Rome and Paris

Studied abroad: SAI Barcelona, Spring 2016

Aoife Bradley

We had an amazing time in Rome with our wonderful guide Rhianne. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Studied abroad: Stint Ireland, Spring 2016

Alana Carroll, Slippery Rock University

Traveling to Paris with WSA was so much fun and full of experiences I never thought I'd have. From climbing the Eiffel Tower to biking around the streets of this amazing city, I had such an amazing group of people who I bonded with in a matter of two days. I could not have asked for a better experience in Paris even though there was rain all day! We made the best of it and still had a fantastic time!

Studied abroad: University of Limerick, Ireland, Fall 2015

Alex Esposito, Stonehill College

After looking at WSA's weeklong trips as well as others, I spent my fall break on WSA's Central Europe trip. The guides were awesome in every city and made the trip the amazing experience it was. Each city was better than the last. I saw the sights I wanted to see, ate great food (at reasonable prices) and even got to go out at night to fun places where other young people would be. WSA is different because their guides are locals and their groups are smaller. You'll learn from people that actually live in the city and gain a real perspective on the culture. The small groups allow for lots of bonding and you'll come out of the trip with new friends and amazing memories. I HIGHLY recommend WSA Central Europe for any study abroaders looking for an affordable, fun, and memorable week. You won't regret being a part of this!

Studied abroad: CAPA London, Fall 2015

Paulie D, Missouri University

WSA was amazing! The hostel we stayed at in Amsterdam was very comfortable and safe (not to mention, free breakfast!). They planned everything perfectly in a way that we actually got to see all the highlights of the city and ate some really good food as well. Our guide, Arthur, was super chill and super nice. Very willing to help out and was easy to talk to, not to mention he was very funny too. Definitely recommend going on a trip with them!

Studied abroad: Regent's University, Fall 2015

Katie Freeman, University of Minnesota

I went on the best of central Europe tour- Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest- and loved it! The tour guides were super fun and friendly and the sites were all amazing! I liked it so much I did a weekend in Barcelona with WSA as well. The sites and tour guide for this trip was great as well. They really cater to what you want to do. I would definitely recommend WSA to any students looking for fun weekend trips while they are studying abroad.

Studied abroad: CAPA London, Spring 2015

Sasha B, College of the Holy Cross

I had a great time on the trip. Our tour guide, Giorgio, was so nice and had a lot of patience! We saw all of the main attractions (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican etc.) as well as plenty of local spots. Giorgio took us to delicious and cheap restaurants for lunch and dinner and was always willing to indulge our gelato cravings! If you are looking for a trip to book with I would recommend WSA. Rome was a blast and I don't think I would have had as great a time without the group. It was a great adventure and I had a ton of fun. Worth the price, fees include entry to all of the destinations.

Studied abroad: University of Sussex, Spring 2015

Aoife Bradley

As a girl who has turned her nose up at tours before I was so impressed with the WSA tour of Prague. From start to finish it was so fun, we got to see so much stuff and learned lots of interesting information about the places we visited that otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue about. Our tour guide Adi was a legend and he handled our group of 17 people with the patience of a saint. I would honestly recommend this trip to anyone, it was awesome!

Studied abroad: Stint Ireland, Dublin, Summer Break 2015

Emily Lake, Purdue University

The WSA trip to Budapest was amazing!!! I felt safe the whole time and had so much fun! The hostel we stayed at was super fun and clean, and all the activities we did with the tour were perfect. Great tour guide as well!

Studied abroad: University of Kent, Canterbury, Spring 2015

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Bethany Welsh

Happy Backpackers


WSA Rome was a perfect option for my spring break time in Europe.  I was able to see some awesome places that I wouldn't have been able to do on my own. It was at a reasonable cost and everything was planned out to a tee. I didn't have to worry about the stress involved with planning out...

Bethany Welsh ~ Cork, Ireland, Spring 2012

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