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Emily Cummings

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Your How-To For Hiking Moon Hill in Yangshuo, China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/19/18 11:47 AM

Looking for the easiest hike in Yangshuo that still sports a stellar view? Head to Moon Hill. 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

The Best Time To Visit The Great Wall

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/18/18 11:39 AM

A trip to China really isn’t complete unless you see the Great Wall of China, right? If you have the luxury, we’ve outlined all the pros and cons to seeing this place in each of the seasons. 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

All About Thai Cooking Classes

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/16/18 3:35 PM

Some of my favorite things about Thailand include dishes like Pad Thai or coconut ice cream … so naturally I'm basically in love with Thai cooking classes. 

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Topics: Thailand

Where To Stay In Santorini If You're On A Budget

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/7/18 4:46 PM

Santorini is one of our favorite places in Greece — for good reason. How could you not obsess over cobalt-blue and stark-white homes perched on cliffs?

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Saving Money

Annecy, France (Not Venice) Is The Most Charming Canal City In Europe

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/4/18 3:47 PM

If you’re into pastel buildings floating between idyllic canals, you should be heading to France, not Italy. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Our Favorite Places To Eat In Shanghai

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/2/18 3:29 PM

We’re big, big fans of Shanghai for a lot of reasons, but is it bad if these restaurants beat out places like The Bund?

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

ILP For The Parents

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/30/18 11:20 AM

International Language Programs (ILP for short) is non-profit program that has has 25+ years of experience sending volunteers abroad. We have a team of directors who oversee the program and are also parents who have sent their own children on the ILP program, so we get where you're coming from and understand the concerns.

We are here to help you get your questions answered. 

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Topics: For The Parents

How To Use The Metro To Plan Your Shanghai Vacation

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/19/18 3:55 PM

 

Traveling in China may seem a little bit daunting (especially if you don’t know Chinese) but the metro in the sprawling city of Shanghai makes it easy.

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Travel Destinations

Float On A Lake Of Pink Lotus Flowers In Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/16/18 2:37 PM

Get your cameras ready — we found the most photogenic lake trip in all of Thailand.

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Topics: Thailand, Hidden Gems

Why Nicaragua Became My Favorite Place

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/15/18 4:47 PM

It can be tricky choosing which ILP country you want to volunteer in but after reading a bit about how Nicaragua stole this world traveler’s heart, that decision might be a little easier to make. 

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Topics: Nicaragua

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

ILP Semester Abroad

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