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One Ending and Another Beginning

People talk about senioritis at the end of high school as a lack of motivation due to collegiate-acceptance goals already being achieved. There’s no sense in killing yourself for a 4.0 when you’re already decided where you’re heading for college. For me, entering my fourth year of University, I’ve noticed I never really found a cure for my senioritis. It goes into remission every year in late August only to come back again the next February or so. What I’m trying to say is I was impressed with my blogging diligence through my semester in Rome, but as soon as school was out for summer, that diligence went right out the window. I have, however, made a shorter, more anecdotal type of journal for the month of free time I had in Europe after our school time was over. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the chronicles of my times during 2008 in Europe. But it’s not over yet!

             Five months ago, when I landed in Rome for my semester abroad, I figured since I was over in Europe already, why end the experience when school did? Why not stay over for as long as possible. So I stayed on and enjoyed an extra month to do whatever I wished…and whatever my budget could handle. Here’s how it broke down: a week in Greece, a week in Istanbul, and a week in Switzerland. I capped my year’s travels with a two-week program to study industrial design (my major) split between London and Milano. Read on… 

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Danielle Maclain, Concordia University - Irvine

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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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