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How To Wake Up With Your Positive Pants On

Posted by Jen King on 6/20/17 3:05 PM

We're all seeking happiness. More joy. More adventure. More fulfillment. So how do we get there?

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

3 Mistakes To Avoid While Backpacking Europe

Posted by Jen King on 6/19/17 12:00 PM


Is it just me or is everyone traveling to Europe right now? I don't blame them! If you've got a trip abroad to Europe in your plans, check out my tips to help make the most of your adventure abroad.

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

How To Not Get Sick While Traveling Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/18/17 8:53 PM

Have plans to get sick while traveling? I didn’t think so. No worries, we have the tips you need to stay in tip-top shape during your travels.

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Topics: Life Abroad

Is It Safe For My Mom To Mail Me A Package?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/17/17 5:56 PM

Here’s what you — er, I guess your parents and friends — need to know about sending a package to you while you’re living abroad! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

A Weekend In Latvia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/16/17 10:33 AM

Latvia is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe for your vacation as you backpack Europe.

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Topics: Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations

The Best Places To Go Out To Eat Around Iasi, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/15/17 1:10 PM

Stuffed pretzels, free eclairs, restaurants that look like castles? Ummmm, better pack a pair stretchy pants if you are planning on living in Romania because the food here is yummy. 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

My Go To Travel Snacks

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/14/17 9:10 AM

Going on a trip without snacks is like going to a movie without... Okay,  let's just say it's the worst!  Packing snacks is a lifesaver.  It will save you on long layovers when everything at the airport is ridiculously expensive and it's nice to have something if you get hungry in between meals on the plane.

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Topics: Travel Tips

How About Vacationing On This Bali Beach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/17 3:23 PM

So far, I can’t come up with reasons to not go to Bali on vacation…I can only come up with reasons to spend the rest of my life here. Jimbaran beach is one of those reasons.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand

Getting Involved With Your LDS Ward While You Live Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/12/17 9:17 AM

When you get to a new country most things will be unfamiliar. The people, food, language and  apartment are just a few! Anything you can find that is familiar is good and and can be really helpful especially as you adjust to your new surroundings. 

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Topics: LDS

Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

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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