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How To Support Your Volunteer When They're Homesick

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/5/18 9:51 PM

When your volunteer is living abroad it can be hard to know how to help them when they're homesick (it happens to us all!).  Here are a few ways you can support them while they navigate this new experience.

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Topics: Life Abroad, For The Parents

You Gotta Eat Here When You're In Puerto Escondido

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/4/18 10:45 AM

We all know that one of the best things about vacation is getting to eat at all the yummy, local restaurants, am I right? If you're like me and find yourself in Puerto Escondido, Mexico ... I got a restaurant recommendation that you're gonna love!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Mexico, Hidden Gems

What Happens When I Apply To ILP?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/3/18 11:05 AM

Maybe you’re kind of interested in traveling and volunteering with ILP, but not totally sure. Should you still apply? Yep! Here’s why:

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

All The Info You Need Before Vacationing In Nicaragua’s Corn Islands 

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/2/18 11:36 AM

This hidden gem really is Nicaragua’s best kept secret, but before you plan your vacation to the Corn Islands, here’s what you should know.

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Topics: Nicaragua

How To Get To The Swing In Ubud, Bali

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/1/18 1:25 PM

Going to Bali and looking for a little more adventure than just going to the beaches (which by the way are amazing)? Well, let me tell you about this jungle swing you can go on. Not only do you feel like you're flying; you'll get an incredible view!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

The Best Way To Get Around Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/31/18 1:21 PM

Here’s what you need to know about traveling around this Central American country.

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Topics: Nicaragua

Your Weekend Itinerary In Jaco, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/30/18 10:41 AM

ILP volunteers get weekends off and vacation days to really explore their countries, which is why we put together this all-you-need-to-know-guide for your trip to Jaco which is one of the prettiest beach towns around.

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Topics: Costa Rica

How These Volunteers Went Above And Beyond For The People In Haiti

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 3/29/18 11:16 AM

In Haiti, there are many opportunities to serve. A group of our ILP Haiti volunteers soon learned that lesson right when they got in-country and took it upon themselves to do something about it. Here's their story!

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Topics: Making a Difference, Haiti

Take A Trip To The Zoo In Moscow, Russia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/28/18 5:52 PM

Looking for weekend activities to fill your free time while you volunteer in Moscow? Here's everything you need to know about the Russian zoo there.

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Topics: Russia, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

20 Things Every 20-Something Needs to Know

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/27/18 10:12 AM

This time of your life is confusing and fun and chaotic but in the best way possible — but somehow it really does make a difference when you know these 20 things.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

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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