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Emily Cummings

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Get Cheap Flights In Mexico With These Airlines

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/14/18 4:46 PM

Hey, hey Mexico! If you haven’t heard the news, ILP volunteers can now go out-of-country on their vacations … get the best deals with these budget airlines.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Mexico, Saving Money

Check Out This Must See Castle In Ukraine

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/13/18 11:19 AM

Anyone headed to volunteer in Ukraine for a semester? We know there is already a ton to see in your country (the Big Mama statue and these amazing cathedrals are only a couple that any ILP volunteer should see), but we’re here to add in another must-see stop for your semester abroad. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Hidden Gems

Hey Zhongshan! We Found The Ideal Weekend Getaway

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/10/18 1:49 PM

Anyone living in Zhongshan or headed to Guangzhou on one of your ILP vacations? There’s this rad city just tucked away in the dramatic countryside that has some ancient watch towers you shouldn’t miss.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

The Unexpected Parts About Coming Home From Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/6/18 10:58 AM

According to these ILP volunteers, sometimes what you come home with is a little unexpected.

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Topics: Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti

The Best Way To Get Around Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/3/18 9:45 AM

Headed to come volunteer in one of the coolest countries around? Before you go, you’ll need to know how to get to all the dreamiest vacation spots, headache-free.

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Topics: Costa Rica

Only China Would Have A Bruce Lee Theme Park

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/25/18 2:01 PM

Oh volunteers in China … you know you have to see this place in person.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Where To Get Free Wifi In Kiev

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/22/18 8:55 AM


When you’re out traveling, the last thing you want to do is spend money on something you can get for free — Here’s where you can go for free wifi while you’re living in Ukraine.

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Topics: Ukraine, Travel Tips

Beijing’s Olympic Park Has The Coolest Waterpark

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/19/18 8:43 AM

As if the city of Beijing, China didn’t have enough cool things to do, the waterpark nestled right in the historic Olympic Park really is an experience like nothing else. If you’ll be traveling or volunteering in China soon, you’ve gotta check it out.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Your Instagram Needs Pictures From This Hike In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/16/18 9:54 AM

If you’re traveling to China anytime soon, we’ve got another hidden gem you should know about — you’re going to want to add it to your itinerary after seeing these dreamy pictures.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

Should I Bring My Laptop Abroad?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/11/18 10:44 AM

You’re almost all set to spend a semester volunteering, but have this one nagging question — is it a good idea to bring your laptop abroad?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, 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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