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How To Survive The Pearl Market

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/15/17 4:28 PM

The Pearl Market in Beijing, China is a must visit if you want to find killer deals on basically everything you could ever want. Souvenirs, clothes, makeup, shoes, jewelry, pearls and much, much more!

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

Love To Travel? Keep A Quote Book

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/14/17 9:34 AM



For anyone looking for an easy way to remember your favorite travel quotes and other memories, just write them all down in a quote book. Now you’ve got a way to keep track of where you’ve been and what you want to remember about your semester living abroad … like a journal, but no artsy-ness needed! 

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Topics: Travel Tips

How To Prepare To Live In A New Culture

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/11/17 8:18 AM

You’re just about to leave on a new adventure to a totally different country (um… congrats!) but you’ve heard about this little thing called culture shock: Should you be a bit worried about living in a foreign country? Nah! Here's how to be all prepared to live wherever with these tips. 

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Topics: Travel Tips

What To Do With Alllllllllll Your Travel Pictures

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/2/17 1:36 PM

So, you are back from traveling the world and came home with tons of memories … and thousands of pictures. Now what? 

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Topics: Travel Tips

Some Of The Best Places To Stay In Beijing

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/28/17 7:13 AM

Headed to vacation in Beijing? While staying there you have a million options for hostels, AirBnbs and other places to stay. Here are a few of the best places because you need a good place to hit the hay after a long day hiking the Great Wall of China or bargaining in the Pearl Market. 

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Travel Destinations

Your Complete Guide To Seeing Huanglong, China

Posted by Jen King on 8/25/17 7:51 AM

There's this place up in the mountains way deep in central China with cascading turquoise pools...it's the kind of place Pinterest dreams are made of. If you're preparing to volunteer in Asia, you better be considering Huanglong for your travel destination.

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

The Best Way To Plan Your ILP Vacations

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/24/17 9:32 AM



So. You’re all set to plan one of your ILP vacations but have no clue where to start. How are you supposed to find a place to stay in Prague without visiting first? How are you supposed to get there in the first place? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics

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

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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