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4 Entries Tagged with "UK"

  • Imagination Becomes a Reality

    Posted by Intern on October 23, 2013.

    For many years now, I have wanted to come to the United Kingdom and Ireland, the British Isles. I never really knew why nor did I have a real reason why, but there was something about this region that drew my attention unlike any other place in the world. It has class, elegance, grandeur, … More »

    Tags: Belfast // UK // Northern Ireland // Giant's Causeway // Ireland // Shankill Road // Falls Road // Fish and Chips

  • UK Education: a thought or two

    Posted by Andy Steves on February 13, 2011.

    A very interesting point came up over dinner the other night with friends here in London. We were talking about the difference between education systems here and back in the States—or rather the experience in undergrad study abroad, and grad school that my friends had had. This is another one … More »

    Tags: London // 2011 // UK

  • Polish Roomates

    Posted by Andy Steves on November 1, 2010.

     Before I post about Day 2 of WSA’s first ever tour, let me rewind a couple days… They had sold out of private rooms at the hostel by the time we made our bookings so I gladly opted for a bunk in a 4-bed hostel room. That night I shared it with a kind man from Belfast in London to apply for a … More »

    Tags: London // UK // 2010

  • Central St. Germain’s School of Design

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

    I capped this year’s travels with another study program--this time, in London. Throughout last fall I applied for an internship to over 30 design firms in Seattle, Portland, Omaha, Chicago, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Naples, Stockholm, and Paris. Nothing worked out. I didn’t get a single positive … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // London // Britain // UK // 2008 // Design

Mallory Dirks, Simpson College

Happy Backpackers

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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