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Totally Unnecessary (But Helpful) Things To Pack

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 11/16/20 2:05 PM

There's a lot of things to think about when you're packing for a four month trip abroad. You've got a check list of your essentials, but we've rounded up some tips of things that are really nice to bring if you have the extra space!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip

Where To Find Comfy And Modest Clothes For Teaching

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 11/6/20 6:45 AM

You want clothes that make you feel picture ready, are really comfortable, and keep you covered up in all the right places? While staying within a student's budget, of course. Here's the list of our tried and true favorite stores and online shops! 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering, Teaching With ILP

What Goes In Your Carry On? And What Goes In Your Checked Bag?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/19/20 8:00 AM

Packing for a 1-2 week trip is probably something you've done before, but what about a semester-long adventure? Here's my quick guide to figuring out what goes in your check bag(s) and which things should stay in your carry-on. 

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

Christmas Presents Your Volunteer Will Definitely Want For Their Trip

Posted by Jen King on 10/16/20 8:23 AM

Looking for a few holiday gifts for a travel lover? We talked to the travelers we know about what they want for Christmas, and here's the complete list!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, For The Parents

What Not To Bring To The Caribbean

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 8:30 AM

Getting ready for your trip to somewhere amazing like the Dominican Republic or Haiti? You should probably get packing. But, first ... here's what you don't want to waste your time bringing (and also what to bring instead).

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Caribbean

Q+A With A Volunteer About Her Semester Abroad In Uganda

Posted by Emma Mortezazadeh on 8/19/20 11:30 AM

Curious about what a semester abroad in Africa would be like? Bryn's here to spill the beans and answer your questions!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Orphanage + Humanitarian, Africa

Don’t Travel Anywhere Without Backing Up Your Photos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/20 11:02 AM

You probably think it won’t happen to you, but there are volunteers who lose their photos (or even lose their phones!) every single semester.  Just in case that ends up being you, make sure you know how to back up your photos (for free) before jetting off on any trip. 

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

Out Of All The ILP Europe Countries, Here’s Why I Chose Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/8/20 5:30 AM

When I started posting pictures of my semester, so many people said: “I never wanted to go to Russia until I started seeing your pictures”. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering

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

Tips For Snow College Students Wanting To Volunteer With ILP

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/2/20 9:54 AM

Are you a going to school at Snow College but want to take a semester off to volunteer with ILP? You might be able to still get school credit for your time abroad. Here's some helpful info to consider + how to get the process started.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering, Tips For Your Twenties

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