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30 Entries Tagged with "2008"

  • A Tour of the Excavations under St. Peter’s

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Last Tuesday, I was able to tag along on a class field trip with a friend. Their teacher, Monsignor Wells had some connections in the Vatican and was able to get permission to take three groups over a couple weeks down into the excavations, or scavi, under St. Peter’s Basilica. I had heard … More »

    Tags: St. Peter's // Rome // 2008 // Study Abroad // Vatican // Italy

  • Amalfi: Italian for “Paradise”

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On this Friday morning, I boxed up my bike again and headed to the station for what is sure to be an awesome weekend. I had to get up at the ungodly hour of 6:45. To me, there are times when I'm tired--and then there’s being painfully tired. Well I’m the latter right now, as I type this up on … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Hobbies // Amalfi Coast // Rome // Trains // 2008 // Study Abroad // Weekend Trip // Italy

  • Fighting to Keep a Home

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The day after landing in Ireland, I met up with Sean at his country house about an hour outside of Dublin. That was an experience. As he welcomed me inside he said “Be careful, this place isn’t built to common human elevation.” It wasn’t. He had built it on his father’s property ten years ago … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // Weekend Trip // 2008

  • Selling the ‘Rello on Ebay.it

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    The end of our semester was approaching. My friends were saying “only a couple weeks more,” and things like that. To me that meant it was time to sell my bike. So I went down to Porta Portese to ask the bike dealers if they were interested. Porta Portese is the Sunday flea market where all the … More »

    Tags: Cycling // Cinque Terre // Rome // 2008 // Study Abroad // Hobbbies // Italy

  • Flying to Ireland

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    On Thursday, I sat fidgeting through my Italian class because I couldn’t get my upcoming trip out of my head. I was returning to the Emerald Isle again this evening. After class, I bolted to catch the bus home and finish packing. My Ryanair flight only allowed 10 kilos for my carry-on so I … More »

    Tags: Dublin // Ireland // Study Abroad // 2008 // Weekend Trip

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Mallory Dirks, Simpson College

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I chose to do this rather than book my own trip in Rome - I wanted to experience one organized/sight-seeing trip rather than a relaxing vacation like many of my others had been. Two friends and I signed up for WSA Rome and don't regret a thing. We met wonderful people, were led by an awesome tour guide Rhianne, and got to see everything I wanted to see in Rome. Plus eat all the best food. There is an optional dinner on the last night that we didn't do right away, but we ended up going to it, and it was SO worth the 20 euro. I made memories and friends, and got to see a beautiful, historic city thanks to WSA!!

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College ~ University of Roehampton, London, Fall 2015

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