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How To Bargain In Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/25/18 1:29 PM

Taking a vacation to Haiti soon? Or maybe you're lucky enough to spend an entire semester volunteering there! Either way these tips are going to help you get the best bang for your buck. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money, Haiti

Paid Teaching Vs Volunteering (Which One Is Right For You?)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/24/18 9:49 AM

Trying to decide whether you should volunteer abroad for a semester (all around the world) or get paid to teach in Thailand or Taiwan can be tough. Obviously, one sounds better than the other in theory, but is it the best option for YOU? Let me break down each of them for you...

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Topics: ILP Basics

The Mexican Market You've Gotta Check Out!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/23/18 9:19 AM

This is one of the coolest parts about living and volunteering in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico. With more things to buy than you would ever need and all the delicious food you could ever want, make sure you check out this local market during your semester in Mexico!

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

How To Prep Your Phone Before You Travel Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/22/18 7:24 AM

Here's what you need to do with your phone before backpacking Europe, heading to Central America or anywhere else in the world. 

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Topics: Travel Tips

Don't Miss Out On Visiting Leon, Nicaragua

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/21/18 11:32 AM

Nicaragua is captivating country that you will quickly fall in love with. Leon is a city that is no different. Volunteers, you're definitely going to want to check out this rad town during your semester abroad in Nicaragua!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Nicaragua

What Treats To Mail To Your Volunteer

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/20/18 4:57 PM

Do you know someone who's volunteering in another country? We all love getting care packages but it's especially great to receive while you're living abroad. Here's some ideas of what they'd love to get.

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Topics: Life Abroad, For The Parents

All The Tips For Visiting 27 Waterfalls

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/19/18 8:25 AM

If you haven't heard, the Dominican Republic holds some of the world's best hidden gems! There is one that is particularly amazing...27 Waterfalls. You'll have to trust me on this -- if you miss it, you'll regret it! Just make sure you check out these tips before you go.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

How A Semester Abroad Prepares You For College

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/18/18 7:34 AM

Heading off to college can be scary for someone who's never been on their own. It's a responsibility you have to be prepared for. Luckily, there are (fun) ways --like a semester abroad with ILP-- to prepare yourself before you dive head first into your first semester in college!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

Buy This One Thing And Save Money

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/17/18 12:00 AM

It seems weird to think that spending money now will help you save money later (especially if you're headed to go volunteer abroad) but you gotta trust us on this. 

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Topics: Saving Money

Kiev Volunteers, We Found The Best Place To Go Shopping  

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/16/18 3:24 PM

While you’re volunteering in Ukraine, you are going to want to explore Vsi Svoi — it’s an enormous market crammed full of your Ukrainian favorites.

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Topics: Ukraine, Hidden Gems

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.

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