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Katie Freeman, University of Minnesota

I went on the best of central Europe tour- Berlin, Prague, Krakow, and Budapest- and loved it! The tour guides were super fun and friendly and the sites were all amazing! I liked it so much I did a weekend in Barcelona with WSA as well. The sites and tour guide for this trip was great as well. They really cater to what you want to do. I would definitely recommend WSA to any students looking for fun weekend trips while they are studying abroad.

Studied abroad: CAPA London, Spring 2015

Sasha B, College of the Holy Cross

I had a great time on the trip. Our tour guide, Giorgio, was so nice and had a lot of patience! We saw all of the main attractions (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican etc.) as well as plenty of local spots. Giorgio took us to delicious and cheap restaurants for lunch and dinner and was always willing to indulge our gelato cravings! If you are looking for a trip to book with I would recommend WSA. Rome was a blast and I don't think I would have had as great a time without the group. It was a great adventure and I had a ton of fun. Worth the price, fees include entry to all of the destinations.

Studied abroad: University of Sussex, Spring 2015

Aoife Bradley

As a girl who has turned her nose up at tours before I was so impressed with the WSA tour of Prague. From start to finish it was so fun, we got to see so much stuff and learned lots of interesting information about the places we visited that otherwise I wouldn't have had a clue about. Our tour guide Adi was a legend and he handled our group of 17 people with the patience of a saint. I would honestly recommend this trip to anyone, it was awesome!

Studied abroad: Stint Ireland, Dublin, Summer Break 2015

Emily Lake, Purdue University

The WSA trip to Budapest was amazing!!! I felt safe the whole time and had so much fun! The hostel we stayed at was super fun and clean, and all the activities we did with the tour were perfect. Great tour guide as well!

Studied abroad: University of Kent, Canterbury, Spring 2015

Daniel Rodriguez

I really enjoyed my time with WSA during St. Paddy's in Dublin. The trip was well organized, and I especially enjoyed the trip to the Irish Coast and the St. Patrick's Day evening party. Having a traditional Irish dinner as well as the option of attending St. Patrick's Day mass with the President of Ireland really exposed us to the Irish culture. I enjoyed every single moment of the trip. Everyone was extremely friendly and I loved seeing all the sights. Hands down the best weekend of my study abroad experience. Thank you so much, WSA rocks!!

Studied abroad: CAPA London, Spring 2014

Andrea Pateras

WSA was perfect for experiencing Barcelona and its culture! I loved biking around the city and beach because I got to see so much more of Barcelona than I would have been able to see by foot. The paella and sangria making class was definitely a highlight- we got piles of delicious food and endless sangria! And of course the Sagrada Familia was my favorite part. It was seriously unbelievable. We went to montjuic at night, which I really enjoyed, and the group watched the fountain show and sipped on champagne.

Our guide took us out on the last night to an awesome cocktail bar, and we all had such a great time! The bike ride was one of my highlights, along with the sangria and paella making class! Awesome tour and I'm looking forward to my next one in Krakow

Studied abroad: Dublin, Ireland, Spring 2014

Kelsey Rayn

My favorite part of St. Paddy's was the visit to the coast! The most beautiful thing I have ever seen. And the guide Stephen was awesome! Thank you for the adventure! I really did enjoy getting to meet some many great people from all over the world and then touring this beautiful country. 

Studied abroad: ESCE Paris, Spring 2014

Tori Bateman

WSA did a great job at hitting everything on my checklist for Dublin St. Paddy's! Our guide was incredibly knowledgable (and funny too)! WSA had the ability to make everything on the schedule seem laid back, but organized at the same time. I never felt rushed, but also never felt like I didn't know where I was supposed to be or what we should be doing.

Incredibly organized, very informative, and memories to last a lifetime! My favorite moment was our trip to Howth! The perfect getaway from the swarms of people in Dublin. Loved the small town feel and gorgeous view. Enjoyed sampling delicious food at the farmer's market with my new WSA family.
Everything was PERFECT! Do not change a thing! Loved every minute and cannot wait for my next WSA trip to Barcelona in 2 weeks! THANK YOU WSA

Studied abroad: Duquesne University Italy Campus, Spring 2014

Ryan Gibson

WSA Krakow was perfect! It was broken up nicely to allow us time to do our own thing if we wanted to. Our group was pretty tight though so we pretty much stuck together even when we didn't have to be. It was awesome to see how tight we became in one weekend! Krakow would not have been the same without seeing it with WSA!

Walking through the gates of Auschwitz was one of the most eye opening experiences I've ever had. Walking on the ground that thousands of people were tortured at during the Holocaust was unreal to experience.It was definitely a GREAT value! Everything in Krakow is dirt cheap, and the 200 euros covers everything you need. And Dawid was an awesome guide!

Studied abroad: UW Rome, Spring 2014

Sydney Rosenburg

I absolutely loved every minute of WSA Budapest. You never feel like you're feeling rushed- there is a perfect amount of time to see every single that you want. Also, Bogi is very flexible and will incorporate exactly what everyone wants to see while you're there.
And caving. WOW. I've never had so much fun in my life. My friends and are only went to Budapest to be able to go caving but the city itself is beautiful. To be able to walk around with someone who grew up there was fun. Listening to Bogi talk about growing up there was also one of my favorite parts.

Studied abroad: AIFS London, Spring 2014

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Ben Swick, University of Dayton

Happy Backpackers

Everything was so organized and the tour guide was AWESOME! They had everything planned out and I got a really good feel for life in the city. We even got to cut the lines for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh museum. It was definitely worth the money and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled weekend.

Ben Swick, University of Dayton ~ ISA Maynooth University, Fall 2015

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