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Emily Cummings

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Ukraine Is Showing Off When It Comes To Cute Cities + Things To See

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/30/20 6:00 AM

If you’re not already dying to go to Ukraine that’s only because you have no idea that this country is hiding castles galore, painted European streets, cups of melted chocolate, and a hundred other reasons why you’d want to spend a semester here.

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Topics: Europe

The Most Instagrammable Spots In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/25/20 8:15 AM

If you’re going to Costa Rica, you should end up with at least half of these pictures in your feed. 

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Topics: Central America

San Miguel de Allende Is The Prettiest City In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/23/20 2:05 PM

Any city that was “built for relaxing” is somewhere you just can’t pass up. 

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Topics: Central America

Your Ideal Guide To Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/13/20 1:02 PM

Out of all the places to vacation in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio has all the beaches, jungle adventures, and sloths that you are looking for. 

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Topics: Central America

Exactly How To See The Best Of Ukraine In Just One Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/10/20 11:57 AM

If you’re thinking you want to hit all the gems in Ukraine and see a ton of Europe during your semester abroad … but aren’t sure how to fit it all in, this is the blog post you’re looking for.

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Topics: Europe

Quick ILP Facts You Need To Know

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/2/20 1:45 PM

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: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

How To Pack For A 10-Day Trip In A Backpack

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/29/20 8:00 AM

10 days, and one backpack (it's easier than you think). 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Hang Out At The Beach When You Visit Sochi, Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/24/20 11:24 AM

Picture palm trees, towering resorts, and miles of shoreline, plus the hot and humid weather you need for a seaside vacay — find that along with a handful of other perks on a quick trip to Sochi. 

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Topics: Europe

Should I Do A Study Abroad Or Volunteer Abroad Program?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/21/20 8:39 AM

Thinking about study abroad programs or volunteers programs (like where you are teaching abroad)? They're both pretty similar ... but which one is right for you? As someone who's done both, I'm weighing in. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Tips For Your Twenties

What Goes In Your Carry On? And What Goes In Your Checked Bag?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/19/20 8:00 AM

Packing for a 1-2 week trip is probably something you've done before, but what about a semester-long adventure? Here's my quick guide to figuring out what goes in your check bag(s) and which things should stay in your carry-on. 

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


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