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Travel Tips, Observations & Thoughts

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

  • 10 Tips to Get the Best Flight Price to Europe

    Posted by admin on July 19, 2017.

    By Lexie Pugh use the code LEXIE10 for €10 off all weekend trips

    1.     Make sure you’re leaving/arriving into and out of a major airport

    This may sound obvious, but it could save you major money.  Sometimes it is even cheaper to book a separate flight into a hub like Chicago O’hare … More »

    Tags: flights // intern // low flights // Study Abroad // budget travel // 2018 // Student Travel

  • Conquering Jetlag

    Posted by admin on July 14, 2017.

    By WSA Intern Abby Hedrick           

    While the positives of study abroad are endless, the first few days can be rough for a number of reasons. Adjusting to a new city, culture, and oftentimes language can be daunting, and jet lag only adds to that! After spending last semester abroad, I … More »

    Tags: jetlag // studyabroad // intern // 2017

  • I Stopped Thinking and Just Moved

    Posted by admin on July 13, 2017.

    By guest writer Jessi Blanarik

    Recently I was video chatting with my friend who lives back in The States and she said something that really stuck in my mind. We were chatting about careers and how she currently doesn’t love her job and feels stuck in a rut. At the end of last year I could … More »

    Tags: teach abroad // tefl // Prague

  • Taking the Chance (And the Internship)

    Posted by admin on July 5, 2017.

    By WSA Intern Taylor Brady

    Use the code TRAVEL10 to save €10 on your next trip

    There was a certain distance between who I wanted to be and who I was, and that distance was approximately 3,000 miles.

    I wasn’t afraid of what I was doing or what was ahead. If anything, I was most worried … More »

    Tags: cork // amsterdam // Paris // intern // 2018 // internship // Weekend Student Adventures // Europe // chance

  • 15 Things to do in Barcelona

    Posted by admin on May 18, 2017.

    By Dani Thompson

    Use the code ISA10 to save €10 on any WSA weekend

    There is something purely magical about Barcelona. It’s a city with an eclectic style; some parts feeling Spanish and some parts uniquely it’s own. It’s no wonder why so many people fall in love with this city time … More »

    Tags: Barcelona // 2018 // intern // alumni // Sagrada Familia

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Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington

Happy Backpackers

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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