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Lauren Ruiz, Purdue University

Lauren Ruiz, Purdue University

WSA Paris was absolutely amazing! Our guide was Kevi and he was great! He took us to all of the cool places young Parisians go. There's no way I would've seen so many great places, learned so much history, and ate some of the best food in just three days if it weren't for WSA and Kevi! This was my third WSA trip and I cannot wait to do more! If you are thinking about going on a WSA trip.... DO IT! They are so much fun :)

Studied abroad: Copenhagen, Spring 2017

Parker Dunn, Stonehill College

Parker Dunn, Stonehill College

I had a great experience traveling with WSA in Rome for Easter weekend. First, Rome is a huge city, but our fantastic leaders (Alfredo & Rhianne from Rome, and Andy) got us to the sites that we wanted to see in just one short weekend. Second, Easter weekend was as busy as you can imagine with all sorts of special events going on, and the WSA leaders had all of the information needed to make the weekend satisfying. They had wonderful knowledge about the locations and the events, which cannot be said about any of the other organized tours that I have been on. Having a local guide was TREMENDOUS! Honestly, most of the weekend was a wow moment. I thought it was absolutely fantastic to have the professional guides that we did to visit the Vatican. It was incredible to see those sites and not have to worry about navigating the Vatican on my own.

Studied abroad: Spring 2017

Ilgaz Hisirci, NYU

Ilgaz Hisirci, NYU

WSA St. Paddy's was great! It was my first WSA designed tour and won't be my last. Our tour guide, Alan, did a fantastic job of showing us around various places in Dublin and Galway. Our group consisted of diverging personalities and interests, so I really appreciated Alan's efforts to accommodate everyone's needs, from food preferences to places to have a few drinks at! Also, Alan was funny and delivered the tour in an engaging way. The transportation to and from Dublin and Galway was smooth. We had a private coach bus that took us to Galway & the Cliffs of Moher in 3.5 hours. Getting back to Dublin from Galway was on our own terms, but it was super easy to catch a bus from Galway that takes you directly to Dublin airport.

Studied abroad: London, Spring 2017

Alex Oldham, Central College

Alex Oldham, Central College

Best weekend of my life! Bogi was amazing and very funny; she really knows the city. Perfect combination of staying busy and relaxing in the baths. The whole weekend was planned and I did not have to deal with the logistics, which was extremely nice. 10/10 would recommend to anyone with a free weekend. The city is beautiful!

Studied abroad: Vienna, Spring 2017

Brittney Joy, Valparaiso University

This was my best weekend trip while abroad! I loved that Bogi, our guide, was with us most of the time to show us different parts of the city and help us around. She was also a lot of fun just to hang out with. I also liked that we had free time to do things on our own. The hostel we stayed in was a lot of fun. Everyone was friendly and ready to have a good time. I would highly recommend this trip for groups of friends or even solo travelers!

Studied abroad: University of Limerick, Spring 2016

Eileen Thomas, University of Missouri

Rome is such an overwhelming city to travel to, especially on Easter. The local guides and Andy did an amazing job at showing us all of the large sights in the city as well as the hidden gems. I would have never been able to plan such a great weekend in a big city, and I'm so glad WSA took care of everything. We were able to see so much and it was a great break to be able to enjoy the time, not be worrying about directions to the next place. I would recommend this trip and WSA to any student studying abroad, especially for those bigger cities like Rome and Paris

Studied abroad: SAI Barcelona, Spring 2016

Aoife Bradley

We had an amazing time in Rome with our wonderful guide Rhianne. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

Studied abroad: Stint Ireland, Spring 2016

Alana Carroll, Slippery Rock University

Traveling to Paris with WSA was so much fun and full of experiences I never thought I'd have. From climbing the Eiffel Tower to biking around the streets of this amazing city, I had such an amazing group of people who I bonded with in a matter of two days. I could not have asked for a better experience in Paris even though there was rain all day! We made the best of it and still had a fantastic time!

Studied abroad: University of Limerick, Ireland, Fall 2015

Alex Esposito, Stonehill College

After looking at WSA's weeklong trips as well as others, I spent my fall break on WSA's Central Europe trip. The guides were awesome in every city and made the trip the amazing experience it was. Each city was better than the last. I saw the sights I wanted to see, ate great food (at reasonable prices) and even got to go out at night to fun places where other young people would be. WSA is different because their guides are locals and their groups are smaller. You'll learn from people that actually live in the city and gain a real perspective on the culture. The small groups allow for lots of bonding and you'll come out of the trip with new friends and amazing memories. I HIGHLY recommend WSA Central Europe for any study abroaders looking for an affordable, fun, and memorable week. You won't regret being a part of this!

Studied abroad: CAPA London, Fall 2015

Paulie D, Missouri University

WSA was amazing! The hostel we stayed at in Amsterdam was very comfortable and safe (not to mention, free breakfast!). They planned everything perfectly in a way that we actually got to see all the highlights of the city and ate some really good food as well. Our guide, Arthur, was super chill and super nice. Very willing to help out and was easy to talk to, not to mention he was very funny too. Definitely recommend going on a trip with them!

Studied abroad: Regent's University, Fall 2015

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Pauline Blatt, University of Notre Dame

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I traveled to Prague with my friends on a weekend trip, and going there I knew absolutely nothing about the city. Signing up for WSA was the best decision ever, because not only did I learn so much about Prague but I also had SO much fun! Our tour guide Adi planned out the whole weekend for...

Pauline Blatt, University of Notre Dame ~ Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Summer Break 2016

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