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I Don’t Have Tons Of Spending Money … Can I Still Go On Vacation? 

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/18 11:16 AM

Here’s how to do a little budgeting so you can do some major site-seeing. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

MoviePass -- Is It Worth it?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/25/18 2:23 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock (or maybe volunteering abroad for a semester), you've probably heard about MoviePass. From what you've heard, it probably sounds a little too good to be true, right?

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Topics: Saving Money, Student Hacks

All About How To Do A Facebook Fundraiser

Posted by Jen King on 6/24/18 5:11 PM

Getting ready to start up a Facebook fundraiser to help you afford your semester volunteering abroad with ILP? Awesome! Here's some tips first.

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Topics: Saving Money, Student Hacks, ILP Basics, Semester Preparation, Benefits of Volunteering

The Best Portable Luggage Scales For Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/22/18 2:12 PM

Getting to the airport and realizing your luggage is overweight is stressful and expensive. Here are the best portable luggage scales to weigh your bags at home and make sure you're good to fly (and avoid those fees). 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money, Travel Tips

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: Saving Money, Travel Tips

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

Easy, Cheap Meals That Everyone Can Make

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: Saving Money, Student Hacks

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. Are you wondering if this card is actually worth paying for? 

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

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. 

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

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, Saving Money, Student Hacks

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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