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5 Entries Tagged with "Food"

  • Bite off more than you can chew?

    Posted by Andy Steves on February 22, 2015.

    We all know that when studying abroad one of the most exciting parts by far is food. Each country has its own signature dish that you simply must try! Unfortunately as a college student you can’t really eat out every meal for the whole semester, although that would be nice. If you’re not … More »

    Tags: student trips // Study Abroad // food // WSA Europe

  • Unusual Summer European Festivals

    Posted by Andy Steves on June 10, 2014.

    It’s no secret that the festivals happen in Europe between June and August. Whether you’re into dancing until sunrise at Tomorrowland or chasing a wheel of cheese down the hill in the English countryside, these festivals will have you amidst the action all season long.

    Stonehenge Summer … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // Spain // Student Travel // 2014 // Summer // Europe // England // festivals // Hungary // Budapest // stonehenge // valencia // WSA Europe // WSA // music // food // Travel /

  • ¡Viva Espana!

    Posted by Intern on November 26, 2013.

    Even a sanitation workers' week-long strike cannot hide the beauty and stature of Spain's capital city of Madrid. It's certainly never a welcoming sight when you step out of the metro station into the city centre and come across piles of trash strewn about as if a concert has just taken … More »

    Tags: Madrid // Spain // Mercado // food

  • The Roman Lifestyle

    Posted by Intern on October 1, 2013.

    There are many new things one must become accustomed to while in a foreign country, and as far as being in Rome, it's a whole new lifestyle. 

    To start their days off, Romans wake up fairly early, have a caffè, maybe a little cornetto (pastry), and a cigarette. A very small meal, … More »

    Tags: Rome // Italy // food // Study Abroad

  • “You eat your hamburger like an American”

    Posted by Andy Steves on March 13, 2011.

    "Thanks, I guess" I responded as I sheepishly put my hamburger back down on the plate.


    If there's one thing the French excel at, it is bacon-egg-cheeseburgers. While they'll very nearly break your wallet, they've also evidently developed an attached etiquette. The top bun sits a … More »

    Tags: Paris // 2011 // France // food

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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