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Visit Scandinavia During Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/2/16 2:52 PM

Our ILP Europe volunteers get the chance to visit some pretty awesome sites on their vacations. While we love Finland and Iceland (seriously, don’t miss those countries) you can’t technically count that as a visit to Scandinavia…make time to see what it’s all about!  

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Poland

How To Feel The Spirit When Religion Is Limited In China and Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/1/16 6:17 AM

While you can still go to church when living abroad in Russia and China, it can be a little more difficult to feel the spirit in a country where you can’t (legally speaking) share your religious beliefs. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative when it comes to sharing your testimony and feeling the spirit.

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Topics: Russia, China, LDS

See Ukraine’s Big Mama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/30/16 5:55 PM

Going to Ukraine and not seeing Big Mama is something you’ll regret; she’s hard to miss, holds tons of history and is landmark everyone visiting this country should take time to visit.

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Topics: Ukraine

Are You Prepared For What Might Happen On Your International Flight?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/29/16 2:52 PM

Flying isn’t the most fun part about traveling the world. Sure, take off feels like a roller coaster and sipping soda while you look out the window is pretty cool, but 13 hours into your flight to China can bring some surprises…especially if you have never flown before! Don’t worry; whether you are a flight newbie or have done this a dozen times, we’ve got some tips to make sure you are prepared for whatever happens. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Romania, Dominican Republic

Top Cities To Travel To In The Baltic States

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/28/16 2:12 PM

There are a crazy amount of countries to visit in when backpacking Europe! It can be SO hard to decide where you will visit while spending a semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) teaching English, on a gap year or simply vacationing/traveling through Europe. 

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Topics: Russia, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Lithuania, Life Abroad

The Easiest Ways For Students To Make Money

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/27/16 2:37 PM

Being in college is super fun but is also super expensive. Rent, books, tuition and a social life can really take it out of you, especially when you can’t find a job on campus…because everyone else needs money, like you! Whether you are trying to pay for books and rent this semester or wanting ways to pay less for your semester abroad we’ve got some ideas on how you can earn money while you are a student.

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Topics: Student Hacks, Saving Money

How To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 11/26/16 11:19 AM

When it comes to chasing our dreams, and living a life that is full of passion and purpose...sometimes it just stays a dream. Everyone wants to become the best versions of themselves, but few actually do it. Be one of the few, follow these tips and start becoming the best version of yourself today! 

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Souvenirs You Can't Miss Out On In Russia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/25/16 1:11 PM

When you find yourself in Russia for a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs (ILP),  a gap year or just on a quick trip, you are going to want to take home souvenirs to remember your trip!

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Topics: Russia, Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

Learn A Language by Living Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/24/16 5:56 PM

The best way to learn is language is by immersion, so why not live abroad for a semester to finally master Spanish?

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Build Your Resume, Romania, Dominican Republic

Xel-Ha: Don't Miss This In Cancun, Mexico!

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 11/23/16 1:59 PM

Heading to Mexico for your semester abroad? Don't miss out on seeing Xel-Ha, the aquatic theme park located just south of Cancun!  

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations

Exploring The World For Over 20 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.

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