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What Does It Mean If I’m On The Wait List?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/21 7:45 AM

So. You’re all set to send in your application to go volunteering with ILP and even have your country picked out … then find out you’re on the wait list. What does that even mean?

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

What Are You Going To Miss Most About Your ILP Semester?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/9/21 12:25 PM

I'm telling you, it's not going to be long before you say "Wait, I went to Europe four years ago?!" 

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Topics: Teaching With ILP

A Quick Trip To The Chill Beach Town Of Sayulita, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/7/21 8:11 AM

Just up the coast from Puerto Vallarta, you'll find this chill beach-side town.

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Topics: Central America

The Prettiest Hot Springs Ever Can Be Found In Saturnia, Italy

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/5/21 9:15 AM

As if you could say "no" to a spa town found in Tuscany. 

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Topics: Europe

All About Hiking + Snorkeling In Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park

Posted by Jen King on 6/3/21 8:15 AM

Spotting sloths and swimming with turtles ... after a trip out to this peninsula, one ILP group said, "IT'S A MUST DO". Okay, we're convinced — let's chat about this jungle-filled corner of Costa Rica.

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Topics: Central America

We're Looking For The Best Places To Thrift Shop In Lithuania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/28/21 7:00 AM

Not that you're going to Europe for a total wardrobe update .. but if that's on your to-do list, you won't regret visiting these thrift shops. 

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Topics: Europe

Visiting The Killing Fields In Cambodia

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 5/26/21 12:43 PM

Did you know there's a place in Asia eerily similar to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Europe? The site has been respectfully conserved so that you can visit today and learn for yourself what happened during the horrific events of the 1970's. 

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Topics: Asia

Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/24/21 5:04 PM

Yes! We love when friends decide to volunteer together (and we think you'll love the discount you both can snag by applying together). 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

A Weekend On Ometepe Island Is Actual Paradise

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/22/21 2:56 PM

Volunteers in Nicaragua, you’re going to want to explore this hip island every weekend.

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Topics: Central America

Everything I Did While In Hoi An, Vietnam

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/20/21 2:18 PM

I absolutely loved this cutie little beach town, the custom clothes I got here, and the lantern-lit main market. Here are all of my tips for your own trip to Hoi An. 

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Topics: Asia


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 



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