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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

What ILP Humanitarian Program Is Right For Me?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/4/17 6:10 AM

Did you know ILP has 3 countries which are home to our Humanitarian Programs? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti

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

Try This Quick Cheap Flight Hack For Your European Vacation

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/17/17 5:25 PM

Sometimes the only thing in your way of a new adventure is money. Don't let that stop you! There are tons of ways to find cheap flights or discounts -  I'm all about that! This hack is a quick way to find great deals, I use it to daydream and plan trips too much now-a-days. Check it out!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Saving Money, Romania, Poland

These Churches In Romania Are A Real Life Fairytale

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/10/17 12:11 PM

We are pretty much in love with Romania  but who wouldn’t adore a spot hidden away in the hills that look like a real-life fairytale? They’re unreal … but don’t take my word for it, you’ve got to come see ‘em for yourself.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems

Going Back To See "Your Kids" Again

Posted by Jen King on 7/6/17 2:01 PM

One of the biggest things that ILP volunteers say after they return home from a volunteer experience abroad is that they miss the children they taught - they miss "their kids". If you're lucky enough, you may get to see them again!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Romania

3 Mistakes To Avoid While Backpacking Europe

Posted by Jen King on 6/19/17 12:00 PM


Is it just me or is everyone traveling to Europe right now? I don't blame them! If you've got a trip abroad to Europe in your plans, check out my tips to help make the most of your adventure abroad.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

The Best Places To Go Out To Eat Around Iasi, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/15/17 1:10 PM

Stuffed pretzels, free eclairs, restaurants that look like castles? Ummmm, better pack a pair stretchy pants if you are planning on living in Romania because the food here is yummy. 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Come Visit All The Disneylands Abroad With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/15/17 4:12 PM

Love Disney? Love to travel? Want to see all of the Disney parks while you travel? We thought so — learn all about where the Disney parks are and how you can see them all with ILP!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Thailand, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

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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