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5 Entries Tagged with "Venice"

  • I left my heart in Italy

    Posted by Andy Steves on November 25, 2014.

    by Lucas Walkowski, WSA London Intern

    I could think of a million different reasons why anyone should choose WSA’s Italian Extravaganza for their fall break. In a country full of so much history, art, architecture, culture, and great food, I fell in love with Italy.

    Here’s my story…

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    Tags: Venice // Florence // pisa // Rome // Italy // Travel // Study Abroad // blog // journal // WSA // 2014 /

  • WSA’s Favorite Views in Italy

    Posted by Andy Steves on August 20, 2014.

    Our favorite viewpoints in Italy

    Viewing a city from above helps make sense of some of the world’s most beautiful—and windy—streets. We love to geek out on these views and see if we can’t trace the outline of the old Medieval walls, note the tourist sights we’ve been to or will be … More »

    Tags: Rome // Milan // Florence // Venice // Amalfi Coast // Cinque Terre // 2018 // destination

  • 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

  • To Venice for Carnevale!

    Posted by Andy Steves on September 15, 2010.

                As I don my mask, crossing the Rio Grande on the Rialto, I instantly become a different person. To my right, my friend looks like a cheap Italian imitation of Batman with glowing red eyes. To my left, another friend has sprouted green and blue feathers out of her porcelain … More »

    Tags: Venice // 2008 // Study Abroad

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington

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I had an absolutely amazing time on my WSA trip to Krakow, Poland. I felt like a got a lot out of my money and it was so nice not to have to worry about anything because WSA takes care of it all. Our guide was absolutely fantastic and was there with us for everything we needed-it was great to have someone around with you who knew the city so well. This is definitely a trip I will never forget. I already want to start planning my next WSA trip. What amazing destination to pick next is the hard part!

Alison Wendler, Universsity of Washington ~ National University of Ireland, Galway, Spring 2016

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