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You've Gotta Zipline In The Swiss Alps While Visiting Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/15/17 10:13 AM

The Swiss Alps on their own are phenomenal! With amazing views, incredible skiing, hiking and more this is a great stop if you love being outdoors. Let's take it a step further now and make it even cooler and more fun... You can zipline in them (and we highly recommend it!)

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

Pack Your Bags And Come Vacation In Laos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/13/17 11:06 AM




We’re not sure how the entire country of Laos isn’t on everyone’s travel radar because it’s one rad place to vacation — especially the capital city.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

Visit The Breathtaking Marieta Islands In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:17 AM

Wow, Mexico is amazing us daily with the incredibly beautiful places you can see. You won't be disappointed when you find yourself in Mexico. Whether it's during a gap year, your semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP), or just a quick getaway you'll never want to leave. The beauty of The Marieta Islands are no exception! You're going to die when you see how beautiful they are. 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

The Cutest Island In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/5/17 11:41 AM

Okay, if you're volunteering in Mexico during your semester with International Language Programs (ILP) you're pretty lucky because you can visit Janitzio, which is a total hidden gem not far from where ILP volunteers live. You can find so many of the good things Mexico has to offer on this little island and it's a great place for a weekend trip.

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

An Underground Theme Park In Romania?! Yep!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/27/17 5:53 PM

Come ride Ferris wheels. Or maybe paddle around the lake. Oh, and did I also mention this is all happening 400 feet underground? 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

Pro Tips For Your Trip To Jiuzhaigou Park

Posted by Jen King on 7/25/17 4:51 PM

Planning a trip to Jiuzhai Valley National Park in China? Lucky you! This is one of my favorite vacations in China. That being said, there's several tips to make the most of your experience.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Get To & Around This Turquoise Blue Lake National Park In China

Posted by Jen King on 7/25/17 1:07 PM

This is another incredible vacation spot to add to your travel bucket list...and dare I say one of my top 3 favorite China travel destinations?

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Touch Heaven When You Climb Mount Emei In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/19/17 8:08 AM

We love our mountains in China — and we have just one more to add to your list. Come sleep in a monastery and climb to the top to get as close to heaven as you can on this mountain!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Take A Day Trip To This Beach In Poland

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/15/17 4:36 PM

Need a break from the city and Old Town of Krakow? Spend the day in the sand, sun and swim in this pretty Polish Lake! We have the tips and things you need to know before packing up for a day at the beach. 

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Poland

We Found The Chillest Hippie Yoga Town In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/13/17 8:11 AM

And we can bet you will want to spend at least some of your vacation time here. Get your passport ready and come see it for yourself!

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, 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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