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Lindsay Hall

Lindsay has done 4 semesters abroad living in Ukraine, China, Thailand, and Lithuania.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Wudang Mountain In China

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/20/18 2:20 PM

When you think of China, you probably think about the pagoda roof tops, the Great Wall of China and giant pandas. What if I told you you should add mountains to that list? China has some AMAZING mountain ranges and one in particular will leave you saying, "wu-DANG"!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

What I Wish I Knew Before Going To Lithuania

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/19/18 1:12 PM

No matter how much you've traveled the world and how many countries you have checked off your list, going to a new country is always a new experience. There are ALWAYS things you wish you had known beforehand that would have made your trip easier or more enjoyable. Lithuania is no exception!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Life Abroad

The Best Places To Stay In Shanghai, China

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/15/18 12:41 PM

So you're planning a trip to Shanghai, China -- good choice! One of the hardest parts of planning a vacation to Shanghai is deciding where to stay. It's a huge city with so many options! You want to make sure you're staying next to all the cool stuff, right?

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Travel Destinations

Gift Ideas To Give Your Volunteer Before They Leave

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/9/18 4:04 PM

Christmas presents, birthday presents, graduation gifts, farewell gifts - if you're anything like me, it's hard to come up with so many gift ideas! If your volunteer is preparing to leave for their semester abroad and you're looking for gift ideas, these things may just be the PERFECT present they've been hoping for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, For The Parents

How Much Of Each Clothing Item Should I Really Be Packing?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/8/18 11:28 AM

When packing for an international trip, it's important to have a plan, especially when it comes to your clothes and how much you're bringing! It's so easy to bring too many clothes -- avoid that by sticking to these guidelines!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting The Ayutthaya Ruins

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/2/18 9:52 AM

Thailand. One of the coolest places in the world to visit -- and I'm not just saying that because of their beaches! Did you know that Thailand has some pretty awesome ruins?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

The Best Quick Trips From Uvita, Costa Rica + How To Get There

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/1/18 9:41 AM

Costa Rica is an amazing country with so many places to visit; it can be hard to hit them all up! If you're looking to see as many places as you can, Uvita is a good starting point. I mean, just look at all these quick trips you can take...

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Topics: Travel Tips, Travel Destinations, Costa Rica

I'm Worried I'm Packing The Wrong Things

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/29/18 2:35 PM

Packing is overwhelming, especially if you're going abroad. It's really hard to know what you can and can't find in your new country if you've never been there. If you find yourself worrying that you are packing the wrong things, you're in the right place!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Save Money AND The Planet At The Same Time

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/25/18 4:48 PM

In this day in age, we all know how important it is to save money and save the planet. What would you say if I told you there were ways to do both at the same time and they are super easy?

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Topics: Saving Money, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

How Many Hours Do I Work When Volunteering With ILP?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/24/18 4:17 PM

There are many factors that need to be looked at when trying to decide which service abroad program is best for you. IMO, the number of hours you will be working should be high on that list! It can REALLY affect your experience abroad if you're working too much OR if you're not working enough...

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, In the Classroom

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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