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What Past Travelers Are Saying About Our Trips

“This trip was phenomenal! I loved visiting both large and small towns, sampling the local cuisine, and meeting fellow alumni on the trip. I have made some lifelong friends and look forward to my new trip with AESU!”

-Caitlyn, Ohio State University

“This trip was the most amazing and rewarding experience.”

-Berkeley, Virginia Tech

“Everything was perfect. AESU rocks”

-Andrew, Oregon State

“Hands down the best decision I’ve ever made.”

-Anissa, Cal State San Bernardino

“I got to see so many places and sights in such a short amount of time, and made so many great friends along the way. Thank you for making this trip possible!”

-Katie, Montana State

“I loved everything about the tour and am so glad I went. No regrets.”

-Ross, Michigan State University

“This trip 100% changed my life. I really enjoyed the variety of places we visited and the people I met.”

-Brooke, Michigan State University

“First time in Europe and this trip was everything I wanted it to be and more.”

-Jason, North Carolina State University

“Learned so much about other cultures and definitely grew as a person. Thank you for this opportunity!”

-Kaia, University of Minnesota

“I loved how everything was pre-planned for us. I just signed up, showed up, and had an amazing trip.”

-Grace, Michigan State University

“Definitely the best 24 days of my life, without a doubt; new friends, amazing experiences and a ton of fun – I am so thankful for this trip!”

-Trevor, University of Texas

“I had so much fun on this tour! Everything worked well, we got to see so many major sites and have a great amount of free time too”

-Justine, Fullerton

“The amount of places that we visited was amazing. The people on the trip were great, and having everything planned out for us was perfect.”

-Sean, Virginia Tech

“Such an incredible experience! So organized and I love how we so quickly went from place to place and were able to see so much!”

-Abigail, NC State

“Had the best time of my life!”

-Mehvish, Texas A&M

“I liked that we were able to see so much – I feel liek I got the most out of this trip and made so many new friends and memories.”

-Emily, Oregon State University

“The tour director was great, and that fact that I came along and met all new people was the best way to do it.”

-Roya, Michigan State University

“The tour was phenomenal. I felt like I got more than my money’s worth. The logistics were planned perfectly. This is exactly what I’ve dreamed of but could never plan myself!”

-Sheridan, University of Georgia

“Being in a group was very fun – getting to meet lots of cool new people; I loved not having to worry about transportation to/from all of the things we were able to do and it was so great to get free time recommendations from the tour director!”

-Evelyn, Oregon State University

“I loved that we got to experience so much of Europe in one trip. I love looking back at the trip and seeing how many life experiences and opportunities I packed in!”

-Kylie, Texas A&M

“Extremely organized overall. The tour director was excellent, from communicating information to working with diverse sets of trip attendees/graduates. Hotels were in good locations with reasonable quality, especially considering the price!”

-Stephen, University of Texas

“It was the most fun I’ve ever had!”

-Ryan, VCU

“I liked how this tour was made where it was open to a variety of colleges, which really helped to make friends. And it was so well organized!”

-Brianna, University of Washington

“Was an amazing trip of a lifetime. Would highly recommend.”

-Brandon, Ohio State University

“I loved how many places we got to see. The tour was the perfect length, we had an incredible guide, got a diversity of experiences and it was a great mix of guided tours and free time.”

-Mollie, Oregon State University

“Bravo….You made this trip educational, exciting and adventurous!”

-Kelly, Auburn University

“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience! Thought it was very well organized and exceeded my expectations.”

-Paige, Texas A&M

“I really enjoyed this tour! The mix of scheduled and free time was just right for people like myself that came in without any prior plans.”

-Foster, University of Alabama

“The itinerary was amazing and I am glad we saw the big cities, but also some ‘off the beaten path’ stops. The excursions are a great addition too!”

-Abigail, NC State

“10/10 would recommend!”

-Meredith, University of Kentucky

“Best week of my life! It made me feel brave and independent.”

-Madeleine, Arizona State

“Accommodations were great, group was great and tour director was great – I had so much fun!”

-Sara, University of Illinois

“It was my first time taking a tour like this. It was a great experience and fellow travelers made things even better!”

-Matthew, UCONN

“When booking my trip, I was searching for a balance of structured tours and adequate free time, and I found that with AESU!”

-McKinnon, UNC

“This was the best vacation. I had a wonderful time and made lifelong friends which made it even better.”

-Anthony, Rutgers

“This was a fantastic introduction to Europe and I had an amazing time seeing new places and meeting new friends.”

-Drew, University of Maryland

“Loved how the tour got me to sample so much of Europe and see things that I would never have been able to on my own.”

-Brad, University of Washington

“I loved how we got a little taste of everywhere!”

-Katie, UC Davis

“I loved the convenience and meeting so many new friends! I made so many great memories. I’ll never forget this trip.”

-Laura, Michigan State University

“I loved everything about this trip!”

-Sibel, Florida Atlantic University

“There was the perfect balance of group activities and free time – the itinerary was very well thought out and moved at a great pace!”

-Evie, Georgia Tech

“I had so much fun! Would recommend to all students who are graduating. Amazing deal for everything we saw and did!”

-Todd, Virginia Tech

“Definitely the best 24 days of my life, without a doubt; new friends, amazing experiences and a ton of fun – I am so thankful for this trip!”

-Trevor, University of Texas

“Not only was this a vacation, it was a wake-up call for me to see the world!”

-Anna, UCLA

“Well organized and the people we met were wonderful and became our friends. Thanks to all for such a great European trip.”

-Lindsay, University of Western Ontario

“I had a wonderful time on the trip. I know I would have spent twice as much and seen only a fraction of what I saw if I went on my own.”

-Amy, University of Western Ontario

“AESU makes traveling fun and carefree. Safety is the most important part of travel w/ me and I felt very safe, and well taken care of, thanks to our Tour Director!”

-Cara, Notre Dame

“It was my dream come true and I couldn’t have asked for a better trip!”

-Mark, University of Texas

“The tour was perfect…the group was all close in age and had similar interests…We all had a great time together. Thank You!”

-Andrea, University of Notre Dame

“This is by far one of the most memorable and special experiences I have had in my life. It was a great opportunity to be able to travel Europe not only with a group of students my age, who have almost all just completed that same stressful life experience as I, but to also share the common bond of all being from the same school, made it even better.”

-Kevin, University of Texas

“This was the best way to do it. We saw most of everything. There would be no way to do all the activities without a tour director. Much better than traveling on my own.”

-Lauren, University of Texas

“It was a great introduction of Europe.”

-Ellen, Iowa State University

“The tour exceeded my expectations.”

-Kimberly, Boston University

“I don’t think I would have gotten out as much of Europe for the first time if I went by myself. It was definitely worth it.”

-Jessica, Arizona State University

“I really enjoyed this trip. Not only all the cities and the huge variety but also the variety of people on the trip. Every day was new and exciting.”

-Sally, University of Georgia

“It was an amazing way to see Europe for the first time”.

-Lindsay, Boston University

“The array of countries and places we were able to visit were wonderful. Lots of new knowledge.”

-Amanda, Arizona State University

“AESU office was wonderful and very helpful.”

-Angie, University of Toledo

“This tour exceeded my expectations!”

-Suzanne, Purdue University

“Greece was awesome. I really enjoyed myself on this trip.”

-Valerie, Purdue University

“I loved all the cities chosen & the breakdown of the trip (ending being really relaxed in Greece.) Perfect length of tour.”

-Melissa, Miami Ohio

“I liked the fact that we were given a lot of time to explore the cities ourselves. There was much time to enjoy the local ‘hangouts” rather than just seeing all the tourist spots.”

–Kaitlin, Ohio State University

“Loved being with other recent grads.”

-Kelly, Ohio University

“I enjoyed all the stops on the tour because they are most of the essential places in Europe to visit and provide the opportunity to experience that city long enough to know if you want to return.”

-Courtney, Texas A&M

“I liked the chance to meet other people who recently graduated college and it was really fun to travel around to many different cities.”

– Kylene, Syracuse University

“I enjoyed meeting people from all different parts of the U.S. and from all over the world.”

-Carly, Seton Hall University

“Tour guide spectacular and went above & beyond every day!”

-Nicole, Purdue University

“Tour guides were great. Went above and beyond my expectations.”

-Lauren, Penn State

“Very well coordinated-lots of logistics were seamlessly put together-great itinerary, too.”

-Judd, University of Colorado

“I saw everything I wanted to see and more.”

-Jessica, University of Maryland

“Activities and free time balance was perfect!”

-Emily, University of Southern Mississippi

“It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone! We got to see so much in just 25 days.”

-Stacy, University of Southern Mississippi

“I loved the authentic dinners & optional activities.”

-Angie, Utah State University

“I most liked experiencing the world outside North America with great friends and making new ones in the process.”

-Theodora, Virginia Tech

“Loved the meals, the itinerary and hotels. Opportunity of a lifetime. I had the time of my life. So incredible.”

-Molly, Boston University

“I absolutely loved the Essential Europe trip! I didn’t want to come home!”

-Ashley, University of Texas

“I Loved the balance of free time and tour guides we had. I also enjoyed the dinners already planned for us.”

-Jessica, Miami Ohio

“The people on the tour and the tour itself were awesome.”

-Lauren, Miami Ohio

“Loved the variety of culture and the sites.”

-Amy, NC State

“Loved seeing so much!”

-Anne, University of South Carolina

“The tour was great. Tour guide was fun and helpful. Awesome month.”

-Joseph, Virginia Tech

“Loved the structure of morning walking tours and afternoon free time.”

-Sierra, Virginia Tech

“I liked how organized everything was.”

-Whitney, Virginia Tech

“Great experience!”

-David, William & Mary

“This trip was a once in a lifetime experience. It was truly amazing. I loved the sights, people, food, and many cultures!”

-Vita Marie, University of Texas

“Wonderful. Totally loved it!”

-Annika, Texas A&M

“It was the best trip I have ever taken.”

-Tara, University of Texas