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Our Guide To The Best (And Not So Great) Beaches In Bali

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/15/17 12:50 PM



Don’t get us wrong, we loooove Bali. And there’s a lot of reasons why Bali is one of the favorite ILP vacations that our volunteers in Thailand can’t get enough of. But we just want to make sure you see the best parts and best beaches, so check out this list to plan the perfect itinerary.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand

Our Favorite Way To Get Off The Great Wall Of China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/7/17 2:23 PM

When you’re living in China for a semester you’ve got to visit the Great Wall (and a few other places, like the Shanghai Wild Animal Park) but what part of the wall will you see? And how are you going to get up to the wall? Or get off of it? I mean, you can hike or you can take a toboggan ride down — the choice is yours … but we’ve got a few ideas on what we think you should do.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

Learn More About Christ This Christmas

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/30/17 2:03 PM

Want to really get into the Christmas season by studying Christ? We’ve put together a month’s worth of challenges so you can cross that goal off your to-do list … and get started on your goals of volunteering and traveling the world.

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Topics: LDS

10 Must See Places in Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/28/17 10:28 AM

We know Thailand is on your bucket list, but what in the world are you supposed to see? You’d hate to travel all the way there and realize that you missed one of the 10 must see places … We’ve talked to our ILP volunteers who are living in Thailand about the things you’ve got to see while you're here.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand

Did You Hear About How The DR Volunteers Helped Fundraise To Build A Home?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/27/17 1:52 PM

We love how these volunteers from the Dominican Republic decided to help out someone they really loved — Tamaris, the sweet cook!

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Topics: Making a Difference, Dominican Republic

How To Make ILP Fit In With Your BYU-I Track

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/26/17 12:27 PM

If you didn’t know, students at BYU-Idaho go to school on their own unique three track semester system which has some serious pros, especially when it comes to volunteering with ILP. We’ve put this blog post together to show you that you’ve totally got options if you want to volunteer with us, even if you’re stuck going to school on the BYU-Idaho tracks that are different from a typical semester timeline at other universities.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks

Come Stay At An Actual Tree House For Your Dominican Vacation!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/25/17 10:25 AM

As if taking off to live in Haiti or the Dominican Republic for a few months wasn’t dreamy enough (gotta love the warm weather, palm trees and fresh fruit … am I right?) there are also some incredible vacation spots that you will need to check out — including Samana.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems, Haiti

What’s A Typical Day Like For An ILP Volunteer?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/21/17 11:54 AM

If you’re thinking about volunteering abroad with International Language Programs you're probably thinking, "What would I be doing every day?" We gotcha covered.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

The Best Beaches On The Amalfi Coast

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/19/17 11:42 AM

If you’re headed to Italy (you lucky ILP Europe volunteers!) you might want to check out some of the stunning beaches along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. As a head’s up, you're not going to want to leave.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Poland

The Most Instagrammable Spots In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/16/17 11:02 AM


After living in China for a semester, you can’t really go home unless you put every single one of these places on the ‘gram. 

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Topics: China

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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