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Lindsay Hall

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

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Travel Items That Are NOT Worth It

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/17/18 2:50 PM

There are so many gadgets out there that claim they will "make traveling easier". While some of these things are so helpful, there are many that are just a waste of space and not worth the price tag!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Saving Money

Get Your Hair In Low Maintenance Mode For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/13/18 5:13 PM

When you're preparing for a semester abroad there are so many things that cross your mind that you forget about simple things like your hair! You may not think it's a big deal if your hair isn't looking it's best, but when you look back at all of your pictures where your hair is tucked in a messy bun again and again you might wish you had at least one day where you tried (a little). Lucky for you, there are things you can do to prepare yourself for a semester without your favorite hair dresser!

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

Unicorns May Not Be Real, But This Bangkok Cafe Is

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/8/18 2:29 PM

If you're in Bangkok and looking for a truly magical experience you're going to have to check out this cafe. I mean, look at it ... unicorns? It's sort of a dream.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

These Foods Are Hard To Find Abroad So Bring Them From Home

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/6/18 2:05 PM

If you've ever traveled abroad, you know one of the challenges (especially if you're there for a while) is the food! Even if you love the local cuisines, there comes a point where you have a craving for something familiar from home and you can't find it! Heed my warning now, so you'll be prepared when you get there - these foods are hard to find abroad...

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Can I Visit My ILP Volunteer Abroad?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/5/18 2:32 PM

Been watching your son or daughter post about their amazing adventures while they're volunteering abroad? It's probably giving you the urge to go see first hand where they've been living. We have parents every semester ask us if they are allowed to visit their volunteer when they're abroad.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, For The Parents

All About Our Favorite Empanada Stand In The Dominican

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/3/18 2:29 PM

There are many perks to volunteering abroad in the Dominican Republic like living minutes away from of amazing beach, the kids, and THE FOOD. We're here to tell you all about the best empanada stand in Puerto Plata that needs to be on your agenda while you're living in the Caribbean.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Relax In Nicaragua With These Tasty Massages

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/2/18 2:09 PM

Do you love massages? Do you love chocolate? If you answered yes to both of those, I have the perfect activity for you when you're living in Nicaragua for a semester. It may sound a little weird, but that's what makes it fun!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Hidden Gems, Nicaragua

Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/29/18 2:49 PM

Keeping your money safe while you travel internationally is a concern for most people. There is nothing worse than something happening to your cash or cards while you're in a foreign country because it's just that much harder to deal with. Be prepared to keep your money safe by bringing and using these few things!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

MoviePass -- Is It Worth it?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/25/18 2:23 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock (or maybe volunteering abroad for a semester), you've probably heard about MoviePass. From what you've heard, it probably sounds a little too good to be true, right? If you're anything like me, you're wondering if paying for it is *really* actually worth it. Here's everything you'll need to know before getting one!

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Topics: Student Hacks, Saving Money

What *Exactly* Is A Head Teacher?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/23/18 3:01 PM

If you're applying or about to head out for your first ILP semester, you may have heard some chatter about head teachers. You may know that you will have one and that you can go back as one, but have you really heard exactly what an ILP head teacher is and does?

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

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