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4 Entries Tagged with "Amsterdam"

  • Taking the Chance (And the Internship)

    Posted by admin on July 5, 2017.

    By WSA Intern Taylor Brady

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    There was a certain distance between who I wanted to be and who I was, and that distance was approximately 3,000 miles.

    I wasn’t afraid of what I was doing or what was ahead. If anything, I was most worried … More »

    Tags: cork // amsterdam // Paris // intern // 2018 // internship // Weekend Student Adventures // Europe // chance

  • Amsterdam: An Icon of Dutch Culture

    Posted by Andy Steves on January 23, 2014.

    The infamous city of Amsterdam is well-known around the world for having great contrasts of intricate history and contemporary oddities. Some people venture to the city for the uniquely open-minded culture, others visit to view incredible works of art in their original form, and many travel for … More »

    Tags: amsterdam

  • Having a bike in Amsterdam..

    Posted by Andy Steves on November 2, 2011.

    Just yesterday I rented a bike for my stay here in Amsterdam. Having a bike in this city really opens it up to you. You can get cross-town in a zip rather than spending almost $5 for a single tram ride. It's incredible just how well-thought out the bike-friendly system is here: from the bike … More »

    Tags: amsterdam // Andy Steves

  • To Amsterdam

    Posted by Andy Steves on May 5, 2011.

    I got in last Sunday after spending a few days in Florence and Tuscany. I'm continually blown away by the stark cultural differences throughout Europe. It would take about less time to drive from Florence to Amsterdam than St. Louis to Denver. While you may notice difference grocery store … More »

    Tags: amsterdam // netherlands // 2010 // WSA // Andy Steves

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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