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Emily Cummings

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How About Vacationing On This Bali Beach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/17 3:23 PM

So far, I can’t come up with reasons to not go to Bali on vacation…I can only come up with reasons to spend the rest of my life here. Jimbaran beach is one of those reasons.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand

Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Vacation To All The Places On The Back Of Your Chinese Yuan

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/10/17 1:46 PM

Chinese money is so colorful and pretty, especially the super cool scenes on the back of each yuan (their cash), which is excellent news because……you can see all the pretty pretty places  in real life if you plan your vacations right!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

How I Afford To Travel

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/8/17 11:36 AM



If you spend your lunch breaks checking flights to Europe and counting the empty pages in your passport, you need these tips. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

We Should All Be Talking About This Painted Polish Town

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/7/17 1:41 PM

PSA: The cutest village that could possibly be created is just right around the corner from Krakow, where our ILP volunteers call home!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Poland

Ideas (And Tips!) For Your End Of Performance

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/4/17 11:56 AM

Depending on your ILP school, you may not even have an end of year performance … but if you do here are a few ideas!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

You Gotta Do This Grocery Store Challenge At Least Once

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/3/17 4:34 PM

It sounds weird but it’s crazy fun. All you need is a bit of money, a foreign country and a grocery store. Oh, and these tips. 

 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Saving Money

You Are Going To Want To Vacation In Koh Chang, Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/28/17 11:33 AM

I mean, unless dreamy beaches and staying in the cutest little hostel sounds awful, then you probably want to visit some place else.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

Come See A Dragon While Living In Poland

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/27/17 3:42 PM

There’s loads to see in Poland but do you know anything about the dragon who lives in Krakow?

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Poland

What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/24/17 12:41 PM

ILP isn’t just for when you’re single — we have countries all over that you can volunteer in with your spouse! We even have one country where the both of you go for the price of just one person — score.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Haiti

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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