Back in the US of A!
Posted by Andy Steves in on April 4, 2011.
(Just for a little though)
I'm posting this right after having landed in Boston's Logan International. It's the first time ever for me in this historic city and I'm quite excited to be here. My colleague Bill Martin and I are excited to represent WSA Europe at the 2011 Forum for Education Abroad. It's a bit strange though coming back into the US into an unfamiliar city after being outside the country for over three months. The whole "re-entry" and "re-integration" real and I definitely feel a bit out of place. Even though I find myself in the US, I'm constantly catching myself eavesdropping on an English conversation or giving American electric outlets a double take.
My colleague and I booked the top-rated hostel in Boston which after I arrived is somewhere between a halfway house and a hostel. While it has respectable ratings online, the funky smell that accosts you as you enter would beg to differ. The included breakfast is solid though and the location is great--just 3 blocks from the conference location.
Today, I think I'll stroll over to Harvard's campus after I take care of all the prep work for the Forum
This past weekend a group of my friends and I decided to go to Budapest, but wanted to go with a group because we were unsure of what we wanted to do and how to plan our trip. Booking the trip through WSA was the best idea we ever had. It was basically all planned out for us (excluding flights). It was great because there were plenty of things planned for us that were included in the package, but there was also a bit of free time for us to explore the city and do the things we were most interested in. I really enjoyed the caving and thermal baths we visited during our trip! Also the hostel that was booked for us through WSA was great and our tour guide, Bogi, was amazing! I would definitely recommend this trip to everyone and am happy to say that I will be booking more trips with WSA in the future!Danielle Maclain, Concordia University - Irvine ~ AIFS Richmond, Spring 2015
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