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Emily Cummings

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What You Need To Know Before Vacationing In Monteverde, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/16/18 3:34 PM

Especially if you'll be volunteering in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, you've got to spend about a weekend (or more) in Monteverde. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

It’s Okay If You Don’t Feel Prepared (At All) For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/18 2:24 PM


Even after tons of research and asking all the right questions, if you’re still a little nervous to be traveling and living abroad, that is totally normal.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering

What You Need To Know Before Your First Trip To Shanghai Disney

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/18 2:21 PM

All Disney fans living in China will for sure want to visit this theme park — here are the tips you will want before you magical day in Shanghai Disney! 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

Our Favorite Treats At The Saint Marc Market

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/7/18 1:06 PM

ILP Volunteers love the fresh coconuts you can grab around your Haiti neighborhood, but we also love these goodies you can get at your local market. 

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Topics: Haiti

Best Hashtags To Use While You’re Traveling

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/6/18 12:56 PM

If you’re traveling the world and want everyone to know about it, use these hashtags to amp up your exposure.

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Topics: Travel Tips

Is My Volunteer Old Enough To Live Abroad Without Me?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/5/18 1:01 PM

You may be worried about sending your child away for a semester of college, let alone a semester abroad — here’s how you know they are ready. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

Find The Bluest Water At The San Luis Waterfalls In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/4/18 12:42 PM

As if you needed another reason to come volunteer in Mexico, these waterfalls will seal the deal. 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Choosing Which Volcanoes To Hike In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/28/18 9:58 AM

When you’re living or volunteering in Nicaragua for an entire semester, you have got to hike at least one of the 19 volcanoes that call this country home.

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Nicaragua

Boca Chica Is Your Ideal Panama Paradise

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/26/18 9:43 AM

If you’ll be volunteering in Central America with ILP, you’ll get vacation days. Now, you’re welcome to hang out in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, islands in the Caribbean or Mexico on vacation …. but we think you should add Panama to your list.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

10 Free Things To Do In Iasi

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/23/18 4:11 PM

If you’ve always wanted to volunteer in an orphanage with ILP, you’ll call the Romanian city of Iasi home during your trip! Here are our favorite (free) things to do in your city.

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Topics: Romania

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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