WSA in the Media


About Andy Steves Guidebook author, founder and CEO of Weekend Student Adventures

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  • Winner, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2016
  • Winner, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2016
  • Notre Dame McCloskey Business Plan Competition Grand Prize, 2010
  • Notre Dame Bootstrap Award, 2010
  • Semi-Finalist, Notre Dame McCloskey Business Plan Competition, 2009
  • Nominee, "Outstanding Persons in the Tourist Sector" Colombo Award, CNGA  - "The most important tourism association in Italy"


New Day Northwest "Exploring Europe, One Step at a Time" 

Seattle Evening Magazine "Rick Steves' son Andy releases first travel book"

NPR Cleveland WCRN, The Sound of Ideas: "Making the Most of Study Abroad"

Inside Study Abroad Podcast: " Meaningful City-Hopping in Study Abroad"

Featured in:

World Traveler 
PIE Professionals in International Education
UCSC-Universita Cattolica Milan online publication 
Amateur Traveler
The Observer

Andy Steves - special contributor and travel writer: 
Huffington Post




WSA joins Student Universe as a Featured Travel Partner.

New Welcome Week Events: WSA Team stops in Florence, Rome, London, Perugia, Madrid, Barcelona, Ireland, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh and Amsterdam 


International TEFL Academy and WSA collaborate to provide students with opportunities to travel abroad post graduation.

WSA and Hostelworld partner to offer a giveaway to lucky Twitter followers. 

Friends of Friends Travel: partnered to create new community on the FOF site, as well as special discounts to FOF travelers. 

WSA recruited as weekly contributor to GoAbroad, the leading comprehensice international education and travel resource.

Strategic partner of, offering exclusive discounts and travel resources. 

KrakowBerlinBudapest, Rome, Prague, Paris and Amsterdam added to WSA Destination Lineup

WSA Easter innaugral in Rome celebrates the holy occassion with 60 backpackers and VIP tickets to the first mass led by Pope Francis.

Celebrates first-ever St. Patty's Trip with 100 enthusiastic Irish fans  


Barcelona added to WSA Destination Lineup 

Private mountain chalet: Check. 45 ski bunnies: Check. Family style, homemade food: Check. First run in Swiss Alps for the season. Check! 

2/4/12 First-ever university provider tour launches in Paris for one of London's largest study abroad programs.


Amsterdam, Italian Extravaganza, added to WSA Destination Lineup 


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’s 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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