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Why Aren’t We Talking About Thailand’s Grand Canyon?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/5/17 4:26 PM

Turns out Chiang Mai is more than markets, lantern festivals and elephants — this city in Thailand also has one rad water theme park!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

What ILP Countries Can You Uber and Lyft In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/17 8:51 AM



Wondering how to get around a new country that’s your home for the next semester? Not a worry. There are tons of ways to see your city … you can even take Uber and Lyft in these ILP countries.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/17 1:16 PM

We’ve talked to a couple of volunteers who have been to several ILP countries about they things they love the most about their semesters: *Spoiler* it’s not about the country! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Dive Into This Hidden Cambodian Waterfall

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/7/17 4:20 PM



Who’s up for an adventure deep in the jungley mountains of Southeast Asia? While you’re touring around Siem Reap, come visit this hidden gem called Phnom Kulen … it’s totally worth exploring yourself. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

Pack Your Bags And Come Vacation In Laos

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/13/17 11:06 AM




We’re not sure how the entire country of Laos isn’t on everyone’s travel radar because it’s one rad place to vacation — especially the capital city.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

How To Get The Cheapest Flights In Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 7/14/17 9:04 AM


If you're headed to a semester volunteering in Thailand with ILP, then you're probably already thinking about all the places you're going to see right? Hammocks on the beach, kisses from a baby elephant, fresh mango smoothies...it's all waiting for you. Now you've just got to get there.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Thailand

How About Vacationing On This Bali Beach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/17 3:23 PM

So far, I can’t come up with reasons to not go to Bali on vacation…I can only come up with reasons to spend the rest of my life here. Jimbaran beach is one of those reasons.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand

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

You Are Going To Want To Vacation In Koh Chang, Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/28/17 11:33 AM

I mean, unless dreamy beaches and staying in the cutest little hostel sounds awful, then you probably want to visit some place else.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

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

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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