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Emily Cummings

Recent Posts

Touch Heaven When You Climb Mount Emei In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/19/17 8:08 AM

We love our mountains in China — and we have just one more to add to your list. Come sleep in a monastery and climb to the top to get as close to heaven as you can on this mountain!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Will I Graduate On Time If I Volunteer Abroad?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/18/17 12:29 PM

Want to go travel abroad but worried about graduating on time? We’ve got some info for students that also want to volunteer during their time at school!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Student Hacks

Take A Day Trip To This Beach In Poland

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/15/17 4:36 PM

Need a break from the city and Old Town of Krakow? Spend the day in the sand, sun and swim in this pretty Polish Lake! We have the tips and things you need to know before packing up for a day at the beach. 

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Poland

We Found The Chillest Hippie Yoga Town In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/13/17 8:11 AM

And we can bet you will want to spend at least some of your vacation time here. Get your passport ready and come see it for yourself!

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Share Your Testimony When You Don’t Speak The Language

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/12/17 5:55 PM

You don’t speak a word of Spanish but that doesn’t mean you can’t bear your testimony in your local branch! 

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Topics: LDS

*This* Is How I Make A Packing List

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/11/17 10:02 AM

If packing up everything for a semester abroad trip in a couple of suitcases seems a little overwhelming …. this post is for you! Here’s how to make sure you’ll pack everything you’ll ever need during a week long trip or an entire semester living abroad. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

These Churches In Romania Are A Real Life Fairytale

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/10/17 12:11 PM

We are pretty much in love with Romania  but who wouldn’t adore a spot hidden away in the hills that look like a real-life fairytale? They’re unreal … but don’t take my word for it, you’ve got to come see ‘em for yourself.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems

Why You Should Apply For ILP Early

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/4/17 1:52 PM

Even if you are still just thinking about a semester with ILP and not totally sure, you should still think about applying early! Here's why.

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Topics: ILP Basics

Which One Of These Lithuanian Snacks Will Be Your New Favorite?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/3/17 12:06 PM

Okay, Lithuania volunteers, we have a little challenge for you — you need to taste all of these treats during your semester and let us know which one is your favorite! 

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Topics: Lithuania

5 Things You CAN Take Through Airport Security

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/2/17 10:38 AM

If you’re like me, you spend the night before a trip Googling what kind of things can actually go in your carry on bags. I mean, I know the liquid rule (keep things under 3.4 oz), but does my hummus snack count as a liquid? What about peanut butter? Reading this list before you travel might help you get through security a lot easier! 

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Topics: Travel Tips

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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