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Sean W.

"WSA Barcelona was the coolest thing I have done. Hostel accommodations were great with nice and cool staff. Amazing city, awesome tour and great nightlife experience, definitely recommend going with WSA! Probably the coolest experience I've done in my life so far and I can’t wait for the Prague trip!"

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011

Lauren

"Andy did a great job packing literally everything we could do into the short time we had in Paris. When I told my friends everything I'd done they were shocked I did so much in one weekend. There was so much planned and I definitely wouldn't have been able to do half of it on my own. Definitely got what I paid for and more."

Studied abroad: Rome, Fall 2010

Huntley M.

"Andy's programs are great stepping stones in helping to find your feet throughout these crazy European cities. He planned and executed a successful weekend for a small group of excited study abroad students in beautiful Barcelona. His itinerary allowed us to experience all that the city had to offer, from Tapas and Paella to a Flamenco show and skipping the line at the famous Sagrada Família. I definitely recommend any of WSA's experiences to other study abroad students looking to have a great time and experience different cultures."

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011

Erin F.

"The WSA Prague tour was an amazing trip! Andy showed us Prague beyond the tourist cliff-notes, and helped us truly experience the city. Through WSA, we were able to meet locals and gain insight to the culture and city that we likely wouldn't have found on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone!"

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011

Mary G.

"There was such a great balance to see all the sights, and be able to relax and enjoy what the city offered. I absolutely loved the tapas crawl and the flamenco dancing. Well, really everything! I appreciated you letting us jet off on our own to tailor Barcelona to own tastes, i.e. visit the Picasso Museum and head to the beach. It was good way to divide the new and old city as well.

WSA is the greatest way to enjoy the best sites of any European city and have a relaxed, enjoyable time. Everyone was excited to travel and experience Barcelona with an open mind and readiness for adventure. Thank you for such a memorable trip!"

Studied abroad: Freiburg, Spring 2011

Jamie B.

"Andy Steves took the culture shock out of experiencing a new culture.  He made travelling fun and stress free and I felt like I got the real Prague experience from the food, nightlife, and tours.  It was also fun to meet and explore new places with all my new friends in the group!"

Studied abroad: Dublin, Spring 2011

Christina M.

"I thought the itinerary reflected the personality of Barcelona well...laid-back but full of information and good times! Andy Steves did a great job of explaining the building designs and architecture.  When visiting the Cathedral, we had an engaging tour guide who did a wonderful job of explaining the history.  I loved the entire trip but my some of my favorites were the flamenco dance, tapas crawl, and the trip to the market!

I would recommend WSA to any student! This is not your traditional strictly structured tour! WSA provides an outstanding experience catered to students and personalities of all types.  If you are open to trying new things, meeting new people, informative tours, and good times, than WSA is for you! Check it out and have the time of your life!"

Studied abroad: Limerick, Spring 2011

Mia C.

"It's refreshing to have a tour organized by someone who knows what college students really want, which is a good mix of sightseeing, cultural immersion and nightlife for cheap.  WSA London felt like a busy and really fun vacation, and I feel like our money went to the right things--a really good hostel, bomb food, and transportation to the best sights in London. Plus, it's obvious that Andy loves what he's doing."

Studied abroad: Florence, Fall 2010

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Lauren Wallender, Elon University

Happy Backpackers

I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there‚Äôs so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.
 

Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014

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