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  • Out to the Designer Outlets, or Under the Frigid Tuscan Sun

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                Through my school in Rome, John Cabot “University,” students have the opportunity to take advantage of various day trips. I signed up for two--an organized trip out to the designer outlets near Florence, and a trip to the Tuscany region where we tasted wine, visited a hill town … More »

    Tags: Day Trip // Study Abroad // Tuscany // 2008 // Rome

  • “The Best Weekend Ever”

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    Finally, we arrived in the Swiss Alp village of our dreams, Gimmelwald. It was beautiful, but we were absolutely exhausted so we took a nap in my friend Olle’s house until 1 in the afternoon. We looked outside and were greeted by the massive face of a mountain. Turning around, you could see … More »

    Tags: Gimmelwald // Swiss Alps // Ski Trip // Study Abroad // 2008

  • The Rome to Swiss Alps Not-Express Night Train

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                This weekend we left Rome for the Swiss Alps, and I had one of the most fun weekends of my life. On Thursday, we took a night train to Interlaken, the extreme sport capital of the world. On night trains, you tend to meet characters. Strange characters, characters with interesting … More »

    Tags: Gimmelwald // Swiss Alps // 2008 // Night Train // Study Abroad // Ski Trip

  • Costumes and Paradise Galor

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                In St. Mark’s Square there were all sorts of characters. Again, this is an example of people taking a hobby a bit too seriously. Costumes were intricately detailed and in every color, shape, and form. There was a family decked out in red lipstick down to the husband, and red … More »

    Tags: Venice // Carnevale // 2008 // Study Abroad

  • Street Fighting in the Lagoon

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                We caught the next train with no other problems and arrived, bleary eyed, in Venice at 8:00 that morning. Our group of four split off to find our “budget hotel.” After a while, we decided we were lost. The streets in Venice change names randomly, and the numbers don’t follow any … More »

    Tags: Night Train // 2008 // Study Abroad // Venice

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Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College

Happy Backpackers

I went to Rome with a few of my friends. Before we got there, our tour guide, Rhianne, sent us plenty of information regarding how to arrive at the hostel, and what our Itinerary would be like. She also made it a point to meet up with people the night before if their flight got in early so students would have something to do. Having a tour guide that lived in the city was amazing. It made me not have to stress about getting lost, and provided many opportunities to eat at the best restaurants, and, most importantly, the best Gelato places. By the end of the tour, I was good friends with each of the 14 members of the tour group, including our tour guide. I definitely recommend taking a tour through WSA because the guides make you feel like they actually care about each person on the trip. I knew that I could just relax, and enjoy my trip.

Kyle Cook, Lebanon Valley College ~ Kingston University, London, Fall 2015

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