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Emily Cummings

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How To Eat Out For Cheap

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/21/17 9:14 AM

Have your heart set on eating all the new foods in a new country but still want to have some cash to spend on a weekend trip to dreamy beaches? Yep, us too — here’s how to eat out for cheap so you can still have money to spend on rad vacations and those cute nesting dolls from Russia.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money

Can I Volunteer With ILP And Not Teach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/20/17 9:58 AM

Just because you’re not interested in teaching English abroad doesn’t mean you can’t volunteer with ILP! Lots of our locations are more like playing with the kids than actually teaching … and we actually have a program where you won’t be teaching at all.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Romania

How To Hold And Release Baby Sea Turtles In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/13/17 1:21 PM



Anyone else wanna fulfill their lifelong dream and help cutie little turtles make it to the ocean? Our ILP Mexico volunteers are lucky lucky because they can cross this off their bucket lists, no problem. 

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

How To Get To The LDS Temple In Kiev, Ukraine

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/12/17 4:36 PM


We’ve put together a few different directions to help  ILP volunteers living in Ukraine (and those just visiting) get to see this LDS temple during their semester abroad!  Whether you wanna get there on the metro, on the bus or by calling an Uber, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: Ukraine, LDS

The Top Most Helpful Posts For Volunteers Going To Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/11/17 11:49 AM



Headed to this Eastern European country for a semester abroad? Learn allllll about what life will be like in Russia with these blog posts — the more you learn about your country now, the more you will love it once you live there.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Russia

What ILP Countries Can You Uber and Lyft In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/17 8:51 AM



Wondering how to get around a new country that’s your home for the next semester? Not a worry. There are tons of ways to see your city … you can even take Uber and Lyft in these ILP countries.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Poland

Get A Tram Ride On The Tallest Tower in China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/7/17 9:00 AM



You’ll need to be brave because this tram ride is on top of one of the tallest structures in all of China (second only to the tower in Shanghai!) … which is also the 4th tallest free standing tower in the whole world! You’ll get some awesome panoramic pictures while you’re 1,492 feet up in the air, that’s for sure. 

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Look What One ILP Volunteer Did After Her Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/6/17 11:09 AM



Coming home from a semester with ILP means coming home with lots of pictures, amazing memories with your ILP group and a few more stamps in your passports (and a tiny bit of a broken heart after saying goodbye to your kiddos!). But for one ILP China volunteer, coming back meant teaching professionally — back in Asia!

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Topics: China, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Don’t Miss These Spring Holidays In Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/3/17 3:50 PM



Have Romania on your bucket list? If not, you should because there are some ah-mazing sites to see in this country. And for anyone who wants a really unique experience, come here spring semester …. there are rad holidays that only happen in the February, March and April. 

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Topics: Romania

Free LDS Coloring Pages For Your Long Flight

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/30/17 11:12 AM

Trying to think of ways to stay busy on a long flight to Europe or Asia? Or maybe you need to pass the time on a long train or bus ride to your new favorite vacation spot? Print off these free LDS coloring pages and pack up some colored pencils and you’ll start to look forward to a 6 hour bus ride in Mexico!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, LDS

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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