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Does Learning English Really Change Lives?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/12/18 2:59 PM

As a future, current or even past ILP volunteer, you may be wondering if your time teaching English abroad really had an impact on your kids ...."Is it really that important for them to learn English?"

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Topics: Finding Your Best Self, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Thailand, ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Where You Should Volunteer If You Love The Sun

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/5/18 4:39 PM

There are many factors that go into picking the perfect ILP country and weather may be one of them.  If you love the sun, here's where you should volunteer. 

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Topics: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Life Abroad, Thailand, Mexico, Uganda

Swim In Turquoise Blue Water In This Thailand National Park

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/29/18 11:32 AM

When you think about Thailand, you probably already think about crystal blue water against white sandy beaches, but I bet you didn't know there are pools of turquoise blue water in the rainforest you could swim in too. 

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Topics: Hidden Gems, Thailand, Travel Destinations

Relive Your Semester In Asia By Getting A Fish Pedicure In Provo

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/24/18 2:22 PM

Relive your semester in China or Thailand by getting a Fish Pedicure, right here in Utah! It may not come with hand pulled noodles or amazing Pad Thai, but you will definitely reminisce and think of all your fun memories abroad.  Here's where to go. 

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Topics: Hidden Gems, China, Thailand

Float On A Lake Of Pink Lotus Flowers In Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/16/18 2:37 PM

Get your cameras ready — we found the most photogenic lake trip in all of Thailand.

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Topics: Thailand, Hidden Gems

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

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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