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Relax In Nicaragua With These Tasty Massages

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/2/18 2:09 PM

Do you love massages? Do you love chocolate? If you answered yes to both of those, I have the perfect activity for you when you're living in Nicaragua for a semester. It may sound a little weird, but that's what makes it fun!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Hidden Gems, Nicaragua

Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/29/18 2:49 PM

Keeping your money safe while you travel internationally is a concern for most people. There is nothing worse than something happening to your cash or cards while you're in a foreign country because it's just that much harder to deal with. Be prepared to keep your money safe by bringing and using these few things!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

What *Exactly* Is A Head Teacher?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/23/18 3:01 PM

If you're applying or about to head out for your first ILP semester, you may have heard some chatter about head teachers. You may know that you will have one and that you can go back as one, but have you really heard exactly what an ILP head teacher is and does?

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

What Is My Volunteer Really Doing While They Volunteer With ILP?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/20/18 4:28 PM

Sending a child to volunteer abroad for a semester can be difficult on many levels. Not being with them and trusting that they're being taken care of and in a good environment is high on that list. We want to make it as easy as possible, so we've put together a little guide to show you exactly what you're volunteer will be up to and what is expected of them!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

How To Find (Really Good!) Hand Pulled Noodles In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/8/18 1:13 PM

While traveling and volunteering in China there are some things you just can't miss. These hand pulled noodles are one of them. Here's how to find the best noodles while you are volunteering abroad!

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Topics: China, Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

How To See A Concert While Living Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/2/18 12:09 PM

Living abroad will bring you tons of awesome opportunities to do new things and make new memories. Why not make those memories even better by seeing your favorite band while abroad? 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

The Google Translate App Is A Traveler's Best Friend

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/1/18 11:31 AM

If you've ever lived in a foreign country before and you don't speak the language, you know how valuable Google Translate can be. Did you know they have an app now that makes it even easier? 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Why Traveling Can Be Hard + How To Make It Easier

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/29/18 10:11 AM

When you hear people talk about their experiences traveling the world, they really only tell you the highlights of their trip (because that's what they remember). Rarely will you ever hear the hard side of traveling. It's important to know that traveling abroad isn't all sunshine and rainbows and can be hard at times -- it's still totally worth it, so don't worry!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

What It's Like To Serve Abroad With A Group Of Strangers

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/24/18 4:22 PM

There are many benefits to volunteering abroad with ILP and getting your own ILP group a big one! While it's awesome to get a group to travel with, it can also be kind of nerve wracking not knowing who you're going with. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

Be Prepared When Taking Online Classes (And Living Abroad)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/22/18 4:03 PM

No matter if your volunteering in Central America or living in China for a semester, planning ahead and making sure you're prepared is vital. If you're planning on taking online classes while living abroad, it even more important for you to be prepared -- for living AND taking your classes! Let me help you out.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Build Your Resume

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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