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21 Fun Facts About Europe

Many destinations across Europe are at the top of a lot of students' bucket lists, and with a WSA trip you can make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

There are also some really interesting and strange facts about Europe you probably didn’t know:

  • Did you know in Switzerland it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm? Yes really…
  • Be sure to download a to download a VPN before you visit as Netflix is unavailable in many European countries. You don’t want to miss out on your favourite show and see a spoiler on Facebook.
  • Europe is named after a Phoenician princess called Europa; she was seduced by Greek God Zeus when he disguised himself as a bull.

Check out this list of 21 bizarre facts about Europe that have been put together in this awesome infographic!

 

- Research and artwork by Jess Singut

 

 

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Comments:

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington

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I had an absolutely amazing time on my WSA trip to Krakow, Poland. I felt like a got a lot out of my money and it was so nice not to have to worry about anything because WSA takes care of it all. Our guide was absolutely fantastic and was there with us for everything we needed-it was great to have someone around with you who knew the city so well. This is definitely a trip I will never forget. I already want to start planning my next WSA trip. What amazing destination to pick next is the hard part!

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington ~ National University of Ireland, Galway, Spring 2016

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