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Andy Steves

Andy Steves Founder Weekend Student Adventures

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

Andy Steves graduated from Notre Dame in May 2010 and has since capitalized on his semester abroad in Rome, (Spring ’08) to start a student tour business in Europe called Weekend Student Adventures. Andy combined his experience of studying abroad and a lifetime of traveling with his father, Rick Steves, to make WSA the leading student tour provider in Europe. Hundreds of American students studying abroad in Europe enjoy his exciting trips each semester.

Articles By Andy Steves

Sangria, Anchovies, and Patatas Bravas, oh my! Published 14 Apr 2014

Spanish people know how to have a good time with delicious cuisine, nights out on the town, and great company. However, it is important to keep an open mind when experimenting in a new place, as many sights, sounds, tastes, and smells might be a bit ou...

A Secret Roman Food Tour Published 02 Apr 2014

In Italy, food is truly love, and you can never get enough of fresh pasta, homemade gelato, and of course wine. Come to Rome for your internship abroad and you’ll enjoy stumbling down the historic streets, sampling favorite bites along the way.Freni e ...

11 Sights to See in Venice Published 25 Feb 2014

Venice had its golden period for a thousand years, and led the world as a thriving hub of trade while the rest of Europe struggled through the dark ages. Immense riches flowed through this port as it connected East and West, and the influence of this t...

Top Stops in the Hipster Capital of Europe Published 14 Feb 2014

Berlin. A city with incredibly serious periods of occupation, turmoil, and historic events, from Nazi Germany through the Cold War, but also a city with a modern day spirit that has taken over the town. From skyscrapers and commerce to nightlife and cu...

13 Can’t Miss Experiences in Berlin Published 13 Feb 2014

If you have the time during any trip to Berlin, and aren't drained from the night before or too stuffed from a delicious meal, you can't miss these experiences that will give you more insight into Berlin’s past and present.Fat Tire Bike Tours - Taking ...

Top 5 Off the Beaten Path Gems in Krakow Published 30 Jan 2014

Whether you're learning about its storied history or experiencing the living, breathing present, a trip to Krakow will leave you wanting more. This city has emerged from a devastating past into the 21st century as a thriving, young student city. Leave ...

Five Perfectly Hidden Corners of Rome Published 16 Jan 2014

You've ventured to the Eternal City, known for its incredible history, cuisine, and people, but how do you get off the beaten path and make your time in Rome truly memorable? Experienced travelers can help. These places are a compilation of some favori...

Top 9 Cities to Visit in Europe Published 25 Dec 2013

A great deal of European cities offer study abroad programs at reputable universities, along with plenty of history and distinct political and cultural makeups. However, there are a select nine that experienced European travelers recommend any student ...

Top 10 Can't Miss Activities in Switzerland Published 02 Oct 2013

Venture to Switzerland, a nation of beauty, thrill, and serenity. With mountain ranges and secluded villages offering exciting, one-of-a-kind activities every student must try.1. Visit GimmelwaldA train, bus, and gondola ride from Interlaken, Gimmelwal...

Exploring Culture While Studying Abroad in Spain Published 27 Sep 2013

At first glance, Spanish culture is characterized by a sunny climate, sangria, tapas, afternoon siestas, and parties that continue until sunrise. Spending time in the various regions of the country, though, will open your eyes to the specific personali...