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Lindsay Hall

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

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What Is My Volunteer Really Doing While They Volunteer With ILP?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/20/18 4:28 PM

Sending a child to volunteer abroad for a semester can be difficult on many levels. Not being with them and trusting that they're being taken care of and in a good environment is high on that list. We want to make it as easy as possible, so we've put together a little guide to show you exactly what you're volunteer will be up to and what is expected of them!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

What's The Difference Between An Airbnb and A Hostel?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/19/18 4:09 PM

If you travel a lot (especially abroad), you know the many, many options you have when looking for a place to stay for the night and the pros vs the cons. Some are pretty obvious, like hotels will be the most expensive, but what about hostels and Airbnbs...Do you know the difference?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

How To Eat Healthy For Cheap

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/17/18 3:46 PM

Eating healthy can be a challenge in a couple of different ways. Mentally  — just because junk food just tastes better (does anyone else's diet always start on Monday?)  — and financially. Most people think that to eat healthy, you're going to have to break your grocery budget. But that's not always the case. 

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Topics: Student Hacks, Saving Money, Finding Your Best Self

How To Participate In Church Hymns When They're In A Foreign Language

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/14/18 1:50 PM

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Nothing builds your testimony quite like the familiarity of your faith while you're living in a totally unfamiliar faith. Attending a church can do that! There is one downside to attending church in another country though...trying to sing along when you don't speak their language.

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Topics: LDS

Easy Tips To Get The Perfect Shot With The Eiffel Tower

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/10/18 1:47 PM

The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic landmark in Paris (really all of the world ... everyone knows where the Eiffel Tower is) and if you don't get a picture with it, did you really even go to Paris? Make sure you take advantage of this photo op and get the perfect Instagramable photo -- even if you're not a photographer!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Poland

Is The ISIC Card *Really* Worth Paying For?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/3/18 12:30 PM

If you've been accepted to volunteer abroad with ILP, you know that we recommend the ISIC insurance card for all travelers. Now, you -- and many other future ILP volunteers -- may be wondering if this card is actually worth paying for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

The Google Translate App Is A Traveler's Best Friend

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/1/18 11:31 AM

If you've ever lived in a foreign country before and you don't speak the language, you know how valuable Google Translate can be. Did you know they have an app now that makes it even easier? 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

The Cheapest Way To Get Around Paris

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/30/18 10:18 AM

We all know the saying, "Paris is always a good idea", but it's really only true if you know how to get around without breaking the bank. There is a few different ways to pay for public transportation and they are not all equal!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Saving Money, Romania, Poland

Why Traveling Can Be Hard + How To Make It Easier

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/29/18 10:11 AM

When you hear people talk about their experiences traveling the world, they really only tell you the highlights of their trip (because that's what they remember). Rarely will you ever hear the hard side of traveling. It's important to know that traveling abroad isn't all sunshine and rainbows and can be hard at times -- it's still totally worth it, so don't worry!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

What It's Like To Serve Abroad With A Group Of Strangers

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/24/18 4:22 PM

There are many benefits to volunteering abroad with ILP and getting your own ILP group a big one! While it's awesome to get a group to travel with, it can also be kind of nerve wracking not knowing who you're going with. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

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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