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10 Free Things To Do In Kiev, Ukraine

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/17/18 12:17 PM

Kiev, Ukraine is one of those places you can't help but fall in love with. There are amazing sights to see in the city and tons of things you have to do. Oh, and did we mention there's a lot that can be done for free?! 

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Topics: Ukraine, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Relax At These Hot Springs In Nanjing, China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/15/18 11:36 AM

There is so much to see in China and sometimes you'll feel like you're constantly going, going, going! Take a day to relax and spend time at these amazing hot springs near Nanjing, China. It's highly recommended by ILP volunteers who live there.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad

How To Beat The Crowds During China's Most Popular Fall Holiday

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/10/18 2:41 PM

If you're traveling to China in the fall - this one's for you! There's this thing called the Mid Autumn Festival in China and it's going to affect your plans (you'll thank us later!).

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

Tips If You're Braving Your International Trip Without A Phone Plan

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/6/18 1:27 PM

One thing people worry about when planning a trip abroad is not having a phone that works -- no calls, text, or data available on the spot. When you're used to having a mini computer to rely on at all times, it can be really weird to not have that access anymore. Don't worry though, I got tips for surviving it!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Where You Should Volunteer If You Love The Sun

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/5/18 4:39 PM

There are many factors that go into picking the perfect ILP country and weather may be one of them. Some people love cooler weather while others prefer sunshine and hot temperatures every day. If you're in the latter group, we got some perfect countries for you!

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Topics: Mexico, Thailand, Life Abroad, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

What Do I Do If My Phone Breaks, Is Lost, Or Stolen While I'm Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/18/18 3:12 PM

You're hiking The Great Wall of China when you pull out your phone to take the perfect selfie-- unfortunately,  it slips out of your hands and falls to the pavement breaking the screen and camera ... now what? Here's what to do if your phone breaks, is lost, or stolen while you're traveling abroad.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Making a Difference

Get Your Hair In Low Maintenance Mode For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/13/18 5:13 PM

When you're preparing for a semester abroad there are so many things that cross your mind that you forget about simple things like your hair! You may not think it's a big deal if your hair isn't looking it's best, but when you look back at all of your pictures where your hair is tucked in a messy bun again and again you might wish you had at least one day where you tried (a little). Lucky for you, there are things you can do to prepare yourself for a semester without your favorite hair dresser!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Life Abroad

How These ILP Volunteers Helped The Community By Funding A New Home

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/12/18 4:59 PM

Serving in The Dominican Republic brings unique ways to serve. This is how one ILP group changed the lives of those in the community they lived and volunteered in!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Dominican Republic, Finding Your Best Self

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

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/6/18 2:05 PM

If you've ever traveled abroad, you know one of the challenges (especially if you're there for a while) is the food! Even if you love the local cuisines, there comes a point where you have a craving for something familiar from home and you can't find it! Heed my warning now, so you'll be prepared when you get there - these foods are hard to find abroad...

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

All About Our Favorite Empanada Stand In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/3/18 2:29 PM

We're here to tell you all about the best empanada stand in Puerto Plata that needs to be on your agenda while you're living in the Caribbean.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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