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

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/3/20 6:45 AM

If you've ever traveled abroad, then you know that food can be both an adventurous blessing and a cravings curse. Even if you love the local cuisines, there comes a point when all you need are the familiar tastes of home. Avoid this problem by bringing these hard-to-find snacks with you!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Bank Cards With No International ATM Fees

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/20 10:08 AM

I probably spent a couple of hundred dollars on ATM fees while traveling until switching my card. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising, For The Parents

We Love Night Kayaking in Riga, Latvia

Posted by Emma Mortezazadeh on 5/19/20 6:02 PM

Get to know Europe in a whole new light (pun intended) while night kayaking down the water ways of Latvia. ILP (International Language Program) volunteers say it's the best way to see the sights of this incredible country.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

All The Things You Need To Do Before Leaving For A Semester Abroad

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 5/18/20 11:45 AM

Before embarking on your big adventure abroad, make sure you complete each of these things on our checklist!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Cutie (Free!) Templates For Your Bucket List Journal

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/30/20 10:15 AM

We’ve got all the tips you need to make a notebook full of all the adventures you’ve yet to take. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Tips For Your Twenties

The Best Souvenirs To Buy For Your Friends and Family

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/23/20 8:45 AM

Are you spending time abroad and want to bring back something special for every single person you love? Here's a list of our favorite unique and inexpensive souvenirs to gift. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

The Ultimate List Of My Favorite Travel Gear For A Semester Abroad

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/20/20 3:16 PM

Getting ready to spend weeks or even a few months living abroad? Through trial and error, all of these travel items have become necessities for me and I think they are 100% worth investing in! 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Here's How I Keep My Money Safe While I'm Traveling

Posted by Aubrey Boneck on 4/7/20 11:30 AM

Worried about something happening to your things on your upcoming trip? Theft can happen no matter where you are in the world (even at home), but there's a few proactive things you can do to best to avoid it.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

These Are The Travel Backpacks ILP Volunteers Recommend

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/18/20 9:45 AM

Having a great backpack to stow your stuff in while exploring different countries is a must! Check out what backpacks our ILP volunteers recommend as you make plans to travel across Europe, explore Thailand, or adventure wherever your semester abroad takes you!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Loving On These Postcard Journals For Travel Keepsakes!

Posted by Sierra Eves on 3/13/20 7:45 AM

My favorite souvenir (aside from the memories) are images of the places I traveled to. If you're on a budget, this is one of my favorite ways to have keepsakes on my adventures!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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