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What's The Difference Between An Airbnb and A Hostel?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/19/18 4:09 PM

If you travel a lot (especially abroad), you know the many, many options you have when looking for a place to stay for the night and the pros vs the cons. Some are pretty obvious, like hotels will be the most expensive, but what about hostels and Airbnbs...Do you know the difference?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

How To Eat Healthy For Cheap

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/17/18 3:46 PM

Eating healthy can be a challenge in a couple of different ways. Mentally  — just because junk food just tastes better (does anyone else's diet always start on Monday?)  — and financially. Most people think that to eat healthy, you're going to have to break your grocery budget. But that's not always the case. 

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Topics: Student Hacks, Saving Money, Finding Your Best Self

These Cheap Meals Will Make Themselves

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/9/18 1:24 PM

Between school, work, a social life, and everything else you have going on, how are you supposed to have time to cook?! Check out these cheap "dump meals" that will basically cook themselves - saving you time and money!

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Topics: Student Hacks, Saving Money

Is The ISIC Card *Really* Worth Paying For?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/3/18 12:30 PM

If you've been accepted to volunteer abroad with ILP, you know that we recommend the ISIC insurance card for all travelers. Now, you -- and many other future ILP volunteers -- may be wondering if this card is actually worth paying for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

The Cheapest Way To Get Around Paris

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/30/18 10:18 AM

We all know the saying, "Paris is always a good idea", but it's really only true if you know how to get around without breaking the bank. There is a few different ways to pay for public transportation and they are not all equal!

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

Why You Don't Need The "Fancy" Stuff When Traveling Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/25/18 9:36 AM

You're going to want to try all the food and do everything you can while you are volunteering abroad. Here's how not getting the "fancy" stuff can save you money and give you more to spend on memories!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Saving Money

Your Guide To Buying Glasses In China — For Cheap!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/9/18 11:12 AM

Who thought it would be so affordable to get new glasses while living in a foreign country? 

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Topics: China, Life Abroad, Saving Money

How To Bargain In Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/25/18 1:29 PM

Taking a vacation to Haiti soon? Or maybe you're lucky enough to spend an entire semester volunteering there! Either way these tips are going to help you get the best bang for your buck. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money, Haiti

Buy This One Thing And Save Money

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/17/18 12:00 AM

It seems weird to think that spending money now will help you save money later (especially if you're headed to go volunteer abroad) but you gotta trust us on this. 

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Topics: Saving Money

How I Traveled Cheap (And What I'd Recommend)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/9/18 11:13 AM

Traveling cheap is a learned art and not one for the faint of heart. It takes commitment, dedication to sticking to your budget, and sacrifices at times ... but it is SO WORTH IT!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

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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