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Emily Cummings

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How To See The Most Famous Castle In Germany — Neuschwanstein!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/11/18 4:48 PM

There are lots and lots and lots of magical castles in Germany … but if you’re headed to see Schloss Neuschwanstein, we have your go-to guide.

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

Your Guide To The Bellena Coast, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/7/18 2:14 PM

Whether you’re living close to this pretty part of Costa Rica already or will need to head here during your vacation, this guide is all you’ll need. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Costa Rica

Your Go-To-Guide For Visiting Suzhou

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/4/18 2:16 PM

This dreamy Chinese city is often called the “Venice of the East” — and if you’re into picturesque canals, classic looking Chinese buildings and the best (and prettiest) gardens around, you’ll need our advice to visiting Suzhou.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

All The Things To Do In Your Twenties

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/3/18 5:07 PM

Life in your twenties means navigating some big life decisions and a lot of independence — here's your guide of what you should be doing before you turn thirty. 

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Topics: Finding Your Best Self

I Don’t Have Tons Of Spending Money … Can I Still Go On Vacation? 

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/18 11:16 AM

Here’s how to do a little budgeting so you can do some site-seeing! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

Why Queretaro Mexico Is Your Go-To City

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/26/18 3:31 PM

We know you’re all about the jungle adventures and sunny beaches on your semester in Mexico, but hear me out — the city of Queretaro has what you need (and it’s just a short bus ride away). 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations

How To Get To The Friends Cafe In Shanghai

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/18 2:02 PM

Make all of your wildest dreams come true while you volunteer in China by visiting this cafe.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Basically Everything To Know About Packing For An International Trip

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/18 11:45 AM

Packing for an international trip? We've put together all of our packing tips and tricks, lists and favorite bags in one spot, just for you.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

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

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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