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Emily Cummings

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A Weekend In Wuxi, China Is A Total Highlight

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/31/20 8:30 AM

Okay, so honestly, it’s really hard to pick favorites when it comes to this county, but visiting the Buddha-filled city of Wuxi was a definite highlight. 

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Topics: Asia

Internships For College Students + Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/28/20 10:33 AM


If you're wondering about internships in college that also let you do quite a bit of traveling, I think you'll like the sound of a semester abroad with ILP! 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

I Can’t Believe People Miss Visiting This Famous Moscow House

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/26/20 11:31 AM

It was only home to one of the most famous authors in Russia (and easily one of the most well-known in the world). I’m sure you’ve heard of him, and his house is something not to be missed.

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Topics: Europe

The Nauyaca Waterfall Is Just Waiting For You

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/20/20 9:03 AM

It is kind of like Costa Rica has a monopoly on the world’s prettiest waterfalls … but out of them all, Nauyaca is probably our favorite spot for a hike and a swim.

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Topics: Central America

Tips For SUU Students + An ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/13/20 9:15 AM

Hey SUU students! Interested in volunteering abroad but don't want to mess with your school plans?  Learn about getting SUU internship credit, advice about taking online classes while volunteering, and see where in the world you can go with ILP. 

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Topics: Tips For Your Twenties

The Spot For Hiking And Rafting, Just North Of Granada, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/12/20 10:53 AM

Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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Don’t Travel Anywhere Without Backing Up Your Photos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/20 11:02 AM

You probably think it won’t happen to you, but there are volunteers who lose their photos (or even lose their phones!) every single semester.  Just in case that ends up being you, make sure you know how to back up your photos (for free) before jetting off on any trip. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Out Of All The ILP Europe Countries, Here’s Why I Chose Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/8/20 5:30 AM

When I started posting pictures of my semester, so many people said: “I never wanted to go to Russia until I started seeing your pictures”. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering

Even If You're Only In Budapest For One Day, Visit This Spa

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/3/20 10:41 AM

Hang out in 15+ different thermal pools behind this canary-yellow backdrop and feel like you're in a movie ... could this place be any prettier? 

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Topics: Europe

These Jungle Swimming Spots Are Easily The Coolest Part About Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/2/20 12:52 PM

Okay, we’ve bragged long enough about the magic cities you can visit on the weekends, the hot springs hiding the mountains, turquoise waterfalls, and pretty beaches — it’s time that cenotes got the spotlight.

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Topics: Central America


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