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Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic: Your Next Must See

Posted by Syd Hurd on 8/24/16 2:25 PM

Just under two hours away from Puerto Plata, is a city called Rio San Juan. It is one of the have to see places for volunteers serving internationally in the Dominican Republic. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic

The Best Water Bottles To Travel With!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/21/16 9:30 AM

When you're packing for you international trip, there are a few things that are important to bring that you may not have thought about. One of those things is a good water bottle! There are a few reasons you will want to have one on hand, so make sure you do your research and pick the best one before you leave.

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Topics: Travel Tips

TED Talks That Will Help You Live Your Happiest Life

Posted by Jen King on 8/19/16 4:30 PM

Looking for inspiration? Uplifting advice? Motivation for your life? You've got to get on the TED talks train! I've put together my recommendations of inspiring videos (especially for 20 somethings) all from TED talks.

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Topics: Finding Your Best Self

What I Wish I Knew Before Going To Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 8/18/16 12:00 PM

I had the opportunity to volunteer in Thailand last summer and even a year later I'm still missing it like crazy. Thailand is AMAZING guys! After living in Thailand for four months, I've got some tips for you.

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Topics: Thailand, Benefits of Volunteering

Everything You Need To Know About Thailand's Lantern Festivals

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 8/17/16 7:30 AM

Photo Credit: Anna

If you've heard about the amazing lantern festivals in Thailand and are looking for more information then you have come to the right place! 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

How To Make Your Room Feel Like Home While Living Abroad

Posted by Syd Hurd on 8/16/16 1:00 PM

Whether you are in a dorm, or living with a host family, learn how to make your room feel like home while living abroad.

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Topics: Life Abroad

How To Make A Personalized Postcard!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/15/16 9:30 AM

If you're traveling around the world, picking up post cards in every country and mailing them to your family and friends is a blast (and a great way to show off)! While it's cool to show everyone a picture of something you saw, it's cooler if you're in the picture...right? Right! So, make your own postcards.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

Sharing Your Testimony Through Social Media Made Easy

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 8/14/16 12:00 PM

If you're like me, sharing your testimony and your beliefs on social media can be a terrifying thing. But, recently, I've learned that sharing my testimony online can be an easy and fun thing to do. Keep reading for three simple tips on how to share your testimony through social media in a pressure free way. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, LDS, Finding Your Best Self

How To Make Your Service Abroad Go Even Further

Posted by Jen King on 8/13/16 11:30 AM

While you're volunteering abroad with ILP, you can spread your service to more than just the classroom. Here's what some of our volunteers have been doing recently...

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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Paradise Is Just Two Hours From Puerto Plata

Posted by Jen King on 8/12/16 12:00 AM

There's the most unbelievable place in the Dominican Republic. Well, admittedly there are a lot of really cool places but this is actually called "Paradise Island". You can't miss out on that right?

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

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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