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Emily Cummings

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What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/28/20 12:00 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: Asia, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Caribbean, Africa, South Pacific

Top Tips For Your First Trip To Vienna

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/26/20 12:41 PM

Dreams of running around Austria? Pretty sure everyone has that dream … but if you are actually going to make that happen, you are going to need these travel tips!

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My Go To Travel Snacks

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/25/20 9:10 AM

When I'm packing, my snacks are almost as important as my passport. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Keep In Touch With Our Favorite Apps

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/24/20 11:29 AM

Data plan or no data plan, there are tons of ways to stay in touch with friends and family while you're abroad. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering

The Chocolate You Have To Try In Europe

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/22/20 8:30 AM

You're in Europe? Go directly to the chocolate aisle in the nearest grocery store, ASAP.  

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Topics: Europe

Can My Parents Visit Me While I’m Volunteering?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/16/20 11:00 AM

Come have mom and dad visit the country you've spent a semester volunteering in! 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

What Do You Wear While Teaching?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/16/20 10:45 AM

Besides the construction paper and glue sticks in your suitcase, you should also be packing stuff to wear on vacations and in the classroom, right?

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering, Teaching With ILP

There's A Rad Hot Air Balloon Festival In Leon, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/15/20 6:45 AM

Imagine looking up into the pink and orange sky and seeing hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons, floating up like the clouds. 

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Topics: Central America

Skip Phuket — Krabi Is The Thai Vacation You’re Dreaming About

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/14/20 6:00 AM

Talk to any ILP volunteer and they’ll tell you to totally skip over Phuket and head to Krabi instead. 

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Topics: Asia

Can You Handle Hiking Wanale Ridge In Uganda?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/12/20 11:00 AM

Climbing Wanale Ridge is one of the hidden gems of this country. It’s a popular (and more intense) hike that will take you over to some new waterfalls and completely new views: a total can’t miss.

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Topics: Africa


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