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Emily Cummings

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Hey Canadian Volunteers! Save Money By Getting A US Bank Account

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/18/20 11:57 AM

ILP’s based in the United States, but we have Canadian volunteers go abroad with us every semester. And we want to help you avoid some transaction fees on your ILP program fee by getting a US bank account — here’s how. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

Traveling Around Mexico Is A Cinch With This Bus Info

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/17/20 10:51 AM

Get ready to do tons of traveling after reading this post.

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Topics: Central America

This Hidden Hanging Temple In China Is Pretty Unreal

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/16/20 10:03 AM

Just another surprise that China is hiding — you'll want to snag your camera (and avoid looking down) when visiting the Hengshan Hanging Temple. 

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Topics: Asia

10 Ideas For Teaching Drama Lessons with ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/15/20 11:25 PM

Worried about teaching your first drama lesson in a classroom of ILP students? Yeah, I was the same way. Hopefully these lesson ideas will help you prepare, which is half the battle! 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Teaching With ILP

A Weekend In Wuxi, China Is A Total Highlight

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/31/20 8:30 AM

Okay, so honestly, it’s really hard to pick favorites when it comes to this county, but visiting the Buddha-filled city of Wuxi was a definite highlight. 

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Topics: Asia

Internships For College Students + Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/28/20 10:33 AM


If you're wondering about internships in college that also let you do quite a bit of traveling, I think you'll like the sound of a semester abroad with ILP! 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

I Can’t Believe People Miss Visiting This Famous Moscow House

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/26/20 11:31 AM

It was only home to one of the most famous authors in Russia (and easily one of the most well-known in the world). I’m sure you’ve heard of him, and his house is something not to be missed.

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Topics: Europe

The Nauyaca Waterfall Is Just Waiting For You

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/20/20 9:03 AM

It is kind of like Costa Rica has a monopoly on the world’s prettiest waterfalls … but out of them all, Nauyaca is probably our favorite spot for a hike and a swim.

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Topics: Central America

Tips For SUU Students + An ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/13/20 9:15 AM

Hey SUU students! Interested in volunteering abroad but don't want to mess with your school plans?  Learn about getting SUU internship credit, advice about taking online classes while volunteering, and see where in the world you can go with ILP. 

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Topics: Tips For Your Twenties

The Spot For Hiking And Rafting, Just North Of Granada, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/12/20 10:53 AM

Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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