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Emily Cummings

Recent Posts

Plan On Visiting San Miguel De Allende While Living In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/28/17 2:05 PM

Any city that was “built for relaxing” is somewhere you just can’t pass up. Calling all ILP Mexico volunteers — we have another favorite vacation spot to add to your list.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

What To Look For In A School Backpack

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/27/17 5:47 PM

Hunting for that perfect backpack? We have the tips you need to make sure you choose one that’ll work for school (and maybe a little traveling). 

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Topics: Student Hacks

Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/26/17 4:01 PM

So you’ve heard of the Great Wall and you get the deal with chopsticks, but I can bet you had no idea you could spend a day at the beach or snuggle with baby tigers in this country! 

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Topics: China

Top Tips For Your First Trip To Vienna

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/25/17 12:41 PM

Dreams of running around Austria? Pretty sure everyone has that dream … but if you are actually going to make that happen, you are going to need these travel tips!

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Topics: Travel Destinations

Which ILP Country Is Right For Me?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/24/17 1:26 PM

So you want to spend a semester living abroad, but how in the world are you supposed to choose a country … Which one is the best fit? Talk about a tough choice (because seriously, every country is rad and you've got 10 to choose from … it just depends on what you are looking for). But don’t worry, maybe we can help you narrow it down. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Orphanage Program

How To Bring Your Polaroid Camera On Your ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/23/17 7:09 PM


Wondering how easy it is to bring (and use) your Polaroid camera on your ILP adventure? We’ve got some insights from volunteers who have done just that, and have a few tips that may come in handy.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

Quick ILP Facts You Need To Know!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/23/17 9:18 AM



Dying to do some sort of volunteer trip or semester abroad? Since you're here...we're guessing you're wondering what a trip with ILP would be like right? Here's some quick info to cover all your questions!

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Topics: ILP Basics

You Should Definitely Have A Mid-Semester White Elephant

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/22/17 1:08 PM

If you think gift exchanges are just for Christmas, think again. Your group has got to do a crazy fun White Elephant during your  semester abroad — here’s why (and how).

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Topics: Life Abroad

Apps That Make Budgeting Super Easy

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/17 8:02 AM

Afraid to look at your bank account, let alone plan a budget? Yep, me too. Good thing technology has made the whole budgeting thing super easy. No matter what you’re earning and spending, here’s how to make budgeting a piece of cake.

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Topics: Saving Money

How To Not Get Sick While Traveling Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/18/17 8:53 PM

Have plans to get sick while traveling? I didn’t think so. No worries, we have the tips you need to stay in tip-top shape during your travels.

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Topics: Life Abroad

Exploring The World For Over 25 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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