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Emily Cummings

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Buy This One Thing And Save Money

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/17/18 12:00 AM

It seems weird to think that spending money now will help you save money later (especially if you're headed to go volunteer abroad) but you gotta trust us on this. 

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Topics: Saving Money

Kiev Volunteers, We Found The Best Place To Go Shopping  

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/16/18 3:24 PM

While you’re volunteering in Ukraine, you are going to want to explore Vsi Svoi — it’s an enormous market crammed full of your Ukrainian favorites.

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Topics: Ukraine, Hidden Gems

Traveling By Bus In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/15/18 8:40 AM


While you’re volunteering in Central America for a semester or just traveling around, you’ll probably be taking a lot on buses. Here’s your go-to-guide about doing just that.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Nicaragua

We Found The Most Magical Butterfly Hike In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/11/18 2:36 PM

Picture standing in the forests of Mexico, surrounded by millions and millions of golden, Monarch butterflies. If you spend a semester abroad in Mexico you can totally make this happen, all for around $2.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Your Go-To-Guide For Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/8/18 3:03 PM

If you are going to be volunteering in Central America or even just near Leon on a vacation, you have got to check out volcano boarding.

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Topics: Nicaragua

How Do I Know What Type Of ILP Teaching Supplies To Bring?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/6/18 12:25 PM

If you’re an ILP volunteer, you’ll need to bring over 1 suitcase full of teaching supplies to use in your ILP lessons (unless you're volunteering at the European orphanage) — the question is, what supplies should I bring?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

What Happens When I Apply To ILP?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/3/18 11:05 AM

Maybe you’re kind of interested in traveling and volunteering with ILP, but not totally sure. Should you still apply? Yep! Here’s why:

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

All The Info You Need Before Vacationing In Nicaragua’s Corn Islands 

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/2/18 11:36 AM

This hidden gem really is Nicaragua’s best kept secret, but before you plan your vacation to the Corn Islands, here’s what you should know.

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Topics: Nicaragua

The Best Way To Get Around Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/31/18 1:21 PM

Here’s what you need to know about traveling around this Central American country.

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Topics: Nicaragua

Your Weekend Itinerary In Jaco, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/30/18 10:41 AM

ILP volunteers get weekends off and vacation days to really explore their countries, which is why we put together this all-you-need-to-know-guide for your trip to Jaco which is one of the prettiest beach towns around.

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Topics: Costa Rica

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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