A Small World

Ater dinner at Matt’s we ended up heading out to a local bar. It had the same chill vibe as the dive bar me and my friends go to back home north of Seattle. While a dive bar, this place though had high ceilings, and the building was hundreds of years old. I’m endlessly fascinated by the history that Europeans live in and among on a daily basis.


After a bit, a crew of Matt’s other friends came in the bar, and it became a lively little gathering. The guy in the back looked pretty familiar—quite a unique-looking character that bore a striking resemblance to Waldo from Where’s Waldo--you know, tall, skinny and a funky haircut. He turned out to be the guy who sold me the cigar from last night. Here we are across the city, and hanging out with friends, and he was roommates with Matt’s friend. I can’t get over amazing coincidences like that, but in travel, you’ll find they happen more often than you’d expect.


Allison Johnson, University of Maryland

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I was very nervous signing up to go to Budapest with WSA because I was going solo, but it was the best weekend of my semester!!! Everyone in the group was super friendly and inclusive, we all had a great time together. WSA does an amazing job of keeping everything organized and we always...

Allison Johnson, University of Maryland ~ DIS Copenhagen, Spring 2016

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