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

  • Arrival in Rome and first thoughts…

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    While the apprehension for this trip and the success of it is still there, I can feel it melting away to excitement to return to Rome. I think the waiting area populated by dozens of Italians with their endlessly interesting language and over-exaggerated expressions and gestures has brought … More »

    Tags: Rome // 2010 // Travel

  • 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 Plan … More »

    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 give … More »

    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 summers, … More »

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

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Cheyenne Hodur, Drake University

Happy Backpackers

Bogi is a great guide. She was everything you could want in a guide plus more. She was fun, cool, and the best part- knowledgeable. She really made the trip great. We got to the hostel late and she was able to rearrange our schedule so everyone could go caving. After caving we were picked up by Bogi (thank goodness because figuring out Hungarian public transportation is really hard if you don't speak Hungarian). WSA made sure to include super cool things- caving, thermal baths, bus tickets, escape games and the hostel. I would definitely do this trip again. Bogi was fun and flexible, we didn't have to stick to a tight schedule and we were able to do things that we wanted to do like the Liberty Statue. She is great, WSA is lucky to have her.

Cheyenne Hodur, Drake University ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015

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