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Enjoy all sorts of our travel tips, ideas, suggestions and travel hacks we've picked up over the years.

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  • Finishing Up at Notre Dame

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 11, 2010.

    Now back to my schooling at Notre Dame--I was studying Industrial Design and Italian Language and Literature. I worked hard to stay involved on Notre Dame’s Cycling Team as well as being accepted into Notre Dame’s competitive Irish Guard. Each Spring, Notre Dame hosts the Gigot Business …

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    Tags: Notre Dame // Business Plan Competition // WSA // 2010

  • Studying Abroad and WSA’s Beginnings

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 11, 2010.

    My to-be Rome friends and I were accepted into  the Spring ’08 Rome program in March or April of ’07. From that point, we really just sat on our hands for the following 9 months. There was something on the horizon, an exciting something, but it was too far off, and it was too surreal to …

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    Tags: Study Abroad // 2008 // Spring // Switzerland // AndySteves.com

  • That Pit in your Stomach

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 11, 2010.

    I’m no stranger to the pit-in-your-stomach feeling when diving into something unfamiliar. In fact, I’m getting a little bit of that right now. I’ve studied in Europe, I’ve visited Europe and traveled around. I’ve even worked in Europe as an assistant guide for my dad’s company for 2 …

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    Tags: Europe // Tour Guiding // South America // Backpacking // 2007 // 2008 // 2009 // 2005

  • And So it Begins, Once More…

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 3, 2010.

     For the last few months when telling people about my business idea and model, and noticed myself saying “I’m getting tired of talking about it, and I just can’t wait to get over there on the ground and make this happen.” It was so exciting to tell people about striking out on my own. Of course I’d dumb down the challenges, and ramp up the enthusiasm, but it was fun. And I was getting the hang of it. 

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    Tags: Europe // Travel // Barcelona

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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’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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