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Unicorns May Not Be Real, But This Bangkok Cafe Is

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/8/18 2:29 PM

If you're in Bangkok and looking for a truly magical experience you're going to have to check out this cafe. I mean, look at it ... unicorns? It's sort of a dream.

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Thailand, Travel Destinations

How To Get To The Swing In Ubud, Bali

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/1/18 1:25 PM

Going to Bali and looking for a little more adventure than just going to the beaches (which by the way are amazing)? Well, let me tell you about this jungle swing you can go on. Not only do you feel like you're flying; you'll get an incredible view!

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Thailand, Travel Destinations

You Better Know These Thailand Superstitions Before You Go

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 3/24/18 11:02 AM

Everyone is superstitious to some degree (you know, you knock on wood or avoid black cats), but depending on where you live in the world your superstitions will vary. If you're jetting off for your semester in Thailand, you may be surprised just how different their superstitions are than ours!

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Topics: Thailand, Travel Tips

Why It’s Actually A Good Idea To Travel In The Rainy Season

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/18/18 11:03 AM

If you’re set to volunteer abroad, you might be living in a foreign country during the rainy season … but it turns out, that’s exactly when you want to travel.

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Topics: Thailand, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

All About Those Funny Fish Pedicures! 

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 2/22/18 9:43 AM

Have you been seeing your friends that are volunteering in China for a semester post about getting fish pedicures? Or, maybe you're spending a semester in Thailand and keep seeing signs for them everywhere and can't help but wonder what exactly they are. Good news for you -- we know all about these funny little fish pedicures!

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Topics: China, Thailand

You'll Love Your Kids No Matter Where You Volunteer With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/26/18 10:03 AM

With so many countries to choose from it can be hard to choose where to volunteer with ILP.  No matter where you volunteer though you will LOVE your kids. Here's proof. 

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Topics: In the Classroom, Ukraine, China, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Thailand

Our Guide To The Best (And Not So Great) Beaches In Bali

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/15/17 12:50 PM



Don’t get us wrong, we loooove Bali. And there’s a lot of reasons why Bali is one of the favorite ILP vacations that our volunteers in Thailand can’t get enough of. But we just want to make sure you see the best parts and best beaches, so check out this list to plan the perfect itinerary.

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Topics: Thailand, Travel Destinations

10 Must Try Treats in Thailand

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/8/17 10:02 AM

If you've ever had authentic Thai food, you know how good it is ... but if you can believe it, there is one thing better than Thai food ... Thai desserts and treats!

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Thailand

10 Must See Places in Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/28/17 10:28 AM

We know Thailand is on your bucket list, but what in the world are you supposed to see? You’d hate to travel all the way there and realize that you missed one of the 10 must see places … We’ve talked to our ILP volunteers who are living in Thailand about the things you’ve got to see while you're here.

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Topics: Thailand, Travel Destinations

10 Things To Do In This Hippy Thailand Town

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 11/13/17 9:40 AM



There is a small town in Thailand called Pai. It is a destination magnet for nature lovers, hikers, backpackers and hippies. It's a very chill town with so much to do! If you're spending a semester in Thailand, this is a town you can't miss!

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Topics: Thailand, Hidden Gems

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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