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Emily Cummings

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Travel Is So Much Easier With These Tech Tools

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/14/17 1:30 PM



Okay, you actually can travel without these accessories but it makes life abroad sooooo much easier if you have ‘em! Think about tossing at least a couple of these into your suitcase before you hop on that plane. 

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Topics: Travel Tips

Pack Your Bags And Come Vacation In Laos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/13/17 11:06 AM




We’re not sure how the entire country of Laos isn’t on everyone’s travel radar because it’s one rad place to vacation — especially the capital city.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

Save A Little Money Every Week To Help Pay For Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/8/17 12:41 PM

Wondering how to save up for your semester with ILP? We’ve got lots of options to help you pay for your adventure — here’s another way that might work great for you, especially if you applied in advance! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

Here’s One Thing No One Told You About Haiti

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/7/17 2:10 PM



Who would have thought this giant mountaintop fortress is hiding in Haiti? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Haiti

The Biggest Reasons You Need To Stop Overlooking Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/6/17 9:16 AM

When most people look at volunteering abroad, they want the most foreign adventure they can find (we're all about that, too)...but if you haven’t given much thought to Mexico, it’s time to change all of that.  This is the most underrated country. For reals. 

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Topics: Mexico

Spend A Perfect Weekend At Moulin Sur Mer, Haiti

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/1/17 8:39 AM



When you’re not teaching and hanging out with the cute kids in the orphanage, travel to this pretty coastal city for the day (or even for a whole weekend)!

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Topics: Haiti

How To Get To Know Your ILP Group Better

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/29/17 2:24 PM

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You’re about to spend an entire semester as a volunteer abroad in Russia but you don’t know a single person in your ILP group … that’s A-OK! (And a big part of your adventure). But don’t worry, here's how to break the ice. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

An Underground Theme Park In Romania?! Yep!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/27/17 5:53 PM

Come ride Ferris wheels. Or maybe paddle around the lake. Oh, and did I also mention this is all happening 400 feet underground? 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

I Have Leftover Foreign Currency — What Do I Do?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/21/17 12:21 PM

So you ended up not spending all of your pesos, baht, yuan or euros. What’s the best way to get your money back?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

Here’s How To Remember Every Day Of Your Vacation

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/20/17 12:38 PM

What's the use of going abroad if you come home just to forget everything (or can’t even prove that you actually saw the Eiffel Tower?) Well, that certainly won’t be problem when you use our favorite ways to remember your vacation!

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Topics: Travel Tips, 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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