CSA Tours

Participant Testimonials

Prost 2007


“I found it thoroughly exhilarating to be able to successfully find myself across a foreign country, without knowing the language or much else for that matter about where I was traveling to. The fact that I was able to not only survive, but flourish in foreign surroundings, would prove to be a watershed moment in my life. I feel as if I finally crossed over that last bridge into self sufficiency and adulthood in doing this trip…. I figure that in the grand picture of things, such a lesson is far more valuable than anything I would have acquired in the classroom.”

Venice 2006


“Thank you so much for all the concern and help you gave to our son. He had a wonderful time on his Europe trip, certainly a chance of a lifetime and an experience he will never forget, a dream come true. He is on top of the world when he talks about it, he is so proud to show his pictures to everyone. We are so proud of him and so happy for him.”

Dessert Night 2006


“Never before in my life had I been able to step outside of my comfort zone in such a way that had been offered to me through CSA Tours…this trip truly allowed me to reflect not only on the region’s history, but my own personal history as well.”

Gelatto in Venice 2007


“I loved every moment. There was so much to see and do. I have so many new friends. I am so grateful I had the chance to travel overseas.”

The Benharts Take a Ride 2004


“I am still telling of my experience nearly everyday to someone…. I learned so much in the time I was there… my life is a changed life.”

Train Ride to Venice...with our Favorite FAN!


“I learned about European life and travel. It has benefited me spiritually, intellectually and emotionally. CSA knows Europe.”

“My Haus Frau baked goodies, even ironed my underwear and made my bed everyday. It was like living in a five-star hotel with a super sweet friend taking care of me!”

“Our Pension was so attractive, clean and roomy…. So cozy, it reminded me of the house in ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ ...couldn’t have been better!”

“The Mozart class was so special… I’d recommend it to anyone.”

“I wanted to tell you what a fantastic time I had on the trip. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had. The Program is great & all the people are wonderful. I really consider myself to be very lucky that I was able to be a part of such an awesome experience. Not only will the memories be with me for life, but I also made some very, very good friends who I hope will be with me just as long. In all sincerity & gratitude, I thank you.”

“The organization of everyday activities and classes was great. The staff is a huge part of it…everyone was very helpful and friendly…I came back to the States with a new attitude and outlook on life.”

“I have experiences & knowledge that I can apply to my job as a teacher. I am able to share with others, things I saw so that they have a better understanding of the world around us.”

“The German class was awesome. I learned so much! The whole experience was unforgettable, I wish I could relive it all over again.”

“This was my first plane trip and it has made me realize how much there is to see in the world! Plus, Austria is a beautiful country filled with amazing wonders. It was a perfect place to visit.”

“… it really opened my eyes to the world and to a whole different way of life. The Drawing course was so wonderful. The whole Program experience was the time of my life!”

“Life changing! Best summer ever! I would have stayed there forever. Everyone made me feel right at home. The trip was too short!”

“I’ve been traveling all my life but was never pushed to my limits as I was on this trip. I overcame many of my fears just with a little nudge from the faculty. I also physically pushed myself. I’ve learned a lot as a teenager living away from home. All I want to say is that I love Austria and all the other places we visited… you’ll be seeing me again!”

“My room was great, the people were friendly and everyone was nice and accommodating. I really want to go back—so much to do!”

“The CSA Staff is wonderful, highly professional and clearly experienced.”

“The Program’s strengths are organization, information distributed before we left (it was great), choice of trips—something for everyone, lots of interaction among groups (at meals, etc.) and the idea of education & vacation together—nothing better than learning in a new environment.”

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