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WSA Rome fit perfectly in a two day weekend that included all the major parts of a city I've never been to before. We went to the major tourist attractions, yet had a taste of the local culture and cuisine of Rome, thanks to our tour guide. The sites visited and the restaurants were perfectly planned so I didn't have to worry about much! Will definitely recommend to others! The Italian food I ate was spectacular and everything I had imagined.
Our local guide took us to the local hot spots for the best food in town and did not disappoint! Seeing the Colosseum and learning about it's history and little details about it made it a highlight for me. Meeting new people who were studying abroad all across Europe was also one of the best parts.
Studied abroad: London, Fall 2013
I felt as though I experienced the true culture of Prague because our guide planned everything so well! The way she spoke about Prague and all of the main sites she showed us were fascinating. You could tell that she loved her home town and knew everything there was to know about it. I always felt like I was in good hands and felt very safe. She truly wanted us to learn and experience this amazing place.
My weekend experience in Prague was amazing. My wow moments over the weekend were just in all the detail that took place and was added to the weekend, from the food we ate to the places we visited and climbed. One "wow" moment was the view from the top of the Astronomical Clock Tower, it was incredible! Another wow moment was the meal that WSA bought for us on the final night (Saturday). The atmosphere, service and food was all perfect.
Studied abroad: AIFS London, Fall 2013
WSA Budapest allowed me to see everything I wanted to and more. Without Bogi, there was no way I would have been able to visit all the sites on my own. It was a jam-packed weekend, but I did not feel rushed whatsoever. The group was able to go at our own pace and still see everything Budapest has to offer.
I was truly in awe of the beauty of Budapest. I think my family and friends were too after seeing my pictures! I was able to experience the history and culture of the city through visiting various churches and markets. Spending an afternoon Szechenyi baths and going caving were two experiences I would not be able to do in any other city. Visiting the ruin pubs was also a fun and unique experience.
Studied abroad: Limerick, Ireland, Fall 2013
I really enjoyed the planned itinerary that we had for WSA Prague. Our guide was great about not rushing us but also encouraging us to get through all of the amazing places we got to go.
My experience was a great value and I would highly reccomend WSA to anyone!! I had multiple "WOW" moments in Prague because I was taken away by the pure beauty of the city! And when I was saying goodbye to the guide, I felt so sad that I had to leave her but so happy that we had such a nice bond and I will always remember her! I think that WSA is doing everything right. I had a great weekend and wouldn't change a thing!
Studied abroad: Regents University, London, Fall 2013
I loved the itinerary! It was great for getting to see Krakow, and having time to explore on my own. It was very conducive to what everyone wanted, and no one was forced to do anything that was planned.
One word = Auschwitz. It changed my life. It was an amazing experience, and one I will never forget. I definitely got my money's worth on this trip. There were a lot of things included in the WSA trip. It was very affordable and well worth it!
Studied abroad: Rome, Fall 2013
I really enjoyed the caving in Budapest. I also liked the walking tour, and loved the ruin bars, especially Szimpla! I also enjoyed stopping at the Grand Market, the view from Matthias Church, and goulash soup :)
Studied abroad: John Cabot, Rome, Fall 2013
WSA Barcelona was so amazing. The city was beautiful and I definitely got to see everything that I wanted to and more. The tour guide was very well prepared and the tours were so much fun! We got to see so much in such a short amount of time. We saw the rainbow water fountain too, which was so crazy. It was perfect!
Studied abroad: Queen Mary, London, Fall 2013
WSA Amsterdam was planned out great, as we started from the outer part of the city and worked our way in towards the center. I was beyond satisfied with how many sights and exhibits we got to see throughout the weekend while still being able to experience the culture without feeling rushed.
My first "wow" moment was when Arthur gave all of us stroopwafels (Dutch waffles) after the Van Gogh museum. These were some of the best cookies I had ever had before. Arthur was an awesome guide. Our days were planned out to run smoothly, and he told us about places to go and tips only locals would know of. I couldn't have been happier with this trip.
Studied abroad: CEA Rome, Fall 2013
This was definitely one of the best weekends of my study abroad experience, I absolutely loved it! I would do a WSA tour again in a heart beat! It was phenomenal, all of the excursions were great, but I have to say my favorite was the Paella and Sangria class; it was a blast! I also really appreciated the walking and biking tours, they helped me learn about the city and orient me so I knew where I was when I explored in my free time.
I think that my biggest "wow" moments were touring La Sagrata Famiglia and biking along the Mediterranean, both experiences were awe inspiring and really made my weekend.
Studied abroad: Gonzaga-in-Florence, Fall 2013
"The Krakow itinerary was perfectly planned, with the ideal blend of structure and free time. It was such an incredible experience to learn about the city and it was wonderful meeting all the other study abroad students. Everyone brought such a unique perspective on the city. I would not change a thing. Visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau was truly a life changing experience.Every study abroad student should make an effort to see it. It genuinely changes your outlook on life. I wouldn't change anything about the tour at all. I just wished that I had booked my flights so that I would spend more time in Krakow."
Studied abroad: Rome, Fall 2013
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I definitely have WSA to thank for my exceptional experience in Amsterdam. One would think 4 days isn't enough to tour a city but WSA facilitated an optimum weekend full of sightseeing and fun. Amsterdam may have a notorious reputation for its lax drug and sex culture but there’s so much more to the city. Luckily, our tour guide, Arthur, native to the Netherlands, steered us away from the tourist traps and showed us around his beloved city, highlighting all of its gems. I'd definitely like to try other WSA trips in the future. It's hassle free traveling with an awesome itinerary - nice that the tour guides are flexible with the schedule and willing to cater the itinerary to the group's interest! Highly recommend WSA to any student with only a weekend to see a city.Lauren Wallender, Elon University ~ Fall 2014
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