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"WSA feels like you are traveling with an old friend rather than a tour guide or a glorified chaperone."

Studied abroad: Rome, Fall 2010


"What a great London experience with amazing people!"

Studied abroad: Toulouse, Fall 2010

Katrina B.

"Being on the WSA's Barcelona tour was incredible. From the local tour guide around the streets of new Barcelona and skipping the line to see the Sagrada Familla to Las Ramblas, Barri Gotic, the tapas crawl and authentic Flamenco show, I never would have experienced the city to such depths on my own! Andy is great at providing an itinerary that gets you around all the main attractions of the city but also gives you enough free time and guidance to explore your individual interests. I feel like I got a taste of everything I needed from the city and spent a lot less money doing it with WSA!"

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011


"WSA London was awesome! Andy planned the weekend out perfectly to what we wanted and what we expected. He was fun, upbeat, informative and took an interest in everyone in the group. A WSA tour with Andy is the best kind of tour for college kids--it was the best I have ever been on to be sure!”

Studied abroad: Florence, Fall 2010

Cate H.

"WSA was the perfect way to see the Swiss Alps the college student way. Nowhere else can you rocket down the mountain on a sleigh, torch in hand, ski some of the best slopes in the world, skydive from 14,000 feet...and then return to a quaint bed and breakfast with your closest friends for fondue. I'll remember this trip for the rest of my life!"

Studied abroad: Rome, Spring 2011

Victoria P.

"WSA London was the bollocks! I thought the itinerary was fabulous--I can't imagine fitting anything else in, and I can't think of any activities that I would take out. I feel like I got to see the entire city in 3 days. I feel as though I would have missed out on so much of the city without this planned weekend, and I am very happy that I traveled through WSA. The bike tour was great. And the Tower of London/seeing the jewels was definitely a 'wow'. Our Saturday night out on the town was a great time, and I really enjoyed going to all of the Sunday markets. The weekend will definitely be a highlight of the semester!"

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011

John S.

"The WSA London tour only lasted two and a half days but it would have taken me a week to see everything I saw with WSA!"

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011

Marc N.

"After doing some sightseeing and visiting cities around Europe on my own, and comparing it to the experience I got with WSA, it is easy to see the value of the WSA program. Barcelona is an amazing city no matter how you visit it, but WSA opened the doors to many aspects of the city I know I wouldn't have wandered to on my own."

Studied abroad: Galway, Spring 2011


“How do I sufficiently describe how these famous mountains pierce the sky with their majestic peaks, endlessly jutting upward as they ignore the existence of clouds and wind, and the unpalatable yearning I will have for this snowy paradise for the rest of my life? Absolutely worth the travel difficulties and cost to experience the most perfect location I have ever been to. A Gimmelwald adventure your family and friends will be supremely jealous of; and rightfully so. ”

Studied abroad: Rome, Spring 2011

Tom C.

"WSA Prague was an amazing mix of fun with friends and really experiencing the city. Andy was a fantastic guide and was always helpful in recommending the best things to do. I thought he had a great mix of historical insights, cultural learning and fun."

Studied abroad: Rome, Fall 2010

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Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College

Happy Backpackers

I went to Rome with a few of my friends. Before we got there, our tour guide, Rhianne, sent us plenty of information regarding how to arrive at the hostel, and what our Itinerary would be like. She also made it a point to meet up with people the night before if their flight got in early so students would have something to do. Having a tour guide that lived in the city was amazing. It made me not have to stress about getting lost, and provided many opportunities to eat at the best restaurants, and, most importantly, the best Gelato places. By the end of the tour, I was good friends with each of the 14 members of the tour group, including our tour guide. I definitely recommend taking a tour through WSA because the guides make you feel like they actually care about each person on the trip. I knew that I could just relax, and enjoy my trip.

Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College ~ Kingston University, London, Fall 2015

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