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Travel Items That Are NOT Worth It

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/17/18 2:50 PM

There are so many gadgets out there that claim they will "make traveling easier". While some of these things are so helpful, there are many that are just a waste of space and not worth the price tag!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Saving Money

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

Clean Your Apartment With These Money Saving Hacks

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/9/18 5:04 PM

Saving money is a must for us (especially those of us on a college budget) because the more you save the more you have to do rad things (like traveling!). Did you know you could use these things to clean your apartment and save a little money?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Saving Money

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

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 site-seeing! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

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

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

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 can be stressful and expensive. Here are the best portable luggage scales to weigh your bags at home and make sure you're good to fly.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Saving Money

Basically Everything To Know About Packing For An International Trip

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/18 11:45 AM

Packing for an international trip? We've put together all of our packing tips and tricks, lists and favorite bags in one spot, just for you.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

It’s Okay If You Don’t Feel Prepared (At All) For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/18 2:24 PM

 

Even after tons of research and asking all the right questions, if you’re still a little nervous to be traveling and living abroad, that is totally normal.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering

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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