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How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your iPhone

Posted by Jen King on 8/16/17 7:03 AM

If you're preparing for an international trip (like a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs!), but your cell phone provider doesn't have the best of options for international data...you probably want to do a SIM card. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics

Travel Is So Much Easier With These Tech Tools

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/14/17 1:30 PM



Okay, you actually can travel without these accessories but it makes life abroad sooooo much easier if you have ‘em! Think about tossing at least a couple of these into your suitcase before you hop on that plane. 

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Topics: Travel Tips

Do I Need Power Adapters And Converters During My Semester Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/3/17 10:45 AM

Power adapters and coverters can be a confusing topic. It's hard to know what you will need, especially if you've never lived abroad before.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

8 Things To Do The Day Before You Start Your Trip

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/23/17 6:30 PM

It's finally here! You'll be waking up early tomorrow to start your trip abroad. After planning for weeks I bet you are stoked beyond belief (and maybe have a dose of the nerves). You're probably packed by now and all ready to go, but don't forget to do these things the day before you leave!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

I Have Leftover Foreign Currency — What Do I Do?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/21/17 12:21 PM

So you ended up not spending all of your pesos, baht, yuan or euros. What’s the best way to get your money back?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

Here’s How To Remember Every Day Of Your Vacation

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/20/17 12:38 PM

What's the use of going abroad if you come home just to forget everything (or can’t even prove that you actually saw the Eiffel Tower?) Well, that certainly won’t be problem when you use our favorite ways to remember your vacation!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Try This Quick Cheap Flight Hack For Your European Vacation

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/17/17 5:25 PM

Sometimes the only thing in your way of a new adventure is money. Don't let that stop you! There are tons of ways to find cheap flights or discounts -  I'm all about that! This hack is a quick way to find great deals, I use it to daydream and plan trips too much now-a-days. Check it out!

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

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

*This* Is How I Make A Packing List

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/11/17 10:02 AM

If packing up everything for a semester abroad trip in a couple of suitcases seems a little overwhelming …. this post is for you! Here’s how to make sure you’ll pack everything you’ll ever need during a week long trip or an entire semester living abroad. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

5 Things You CAN Take Through Airport Security

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/2/17 10:38 AM

If you’re like me, you spend the night before a trip Googling what kind of things can actually go in your carry on bags. I mean, I know the liquid rule (keep things under 3.4 oz), but does my hummus snack count as a liquid? What about peanut butter? Reading this list before you travel might help you get through security a lot easier! 

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Topics: Travel Tips

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.

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