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Another Picture-Perfect Town In Romania: Targu Mures

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/2/21 7:15 AM

We're not quite sure why a place nicknamed "the city of roses" is such an underrated spot in Transylvania. 

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Topics: Europe

The Details You Need For Shopping At San Jose Iturbide's Market

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/29/21 9:19 AM

With more things to buy than you would ever need and all the delicious food you could ever want, we love love love this local market in Mexico.

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Topics: Central America

How To Get Cheap Flights in Europe

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/25/21 4:51 PM

Spending less money on flights to other European countries means more cash for gelato, piles of pastries, and stacks of macaroons — which is why I always use these tips.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

A Chill Weekend Trip To Popoyo Beach

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/21/21 12:16 PM

If you're nearby Granada, Nicaragua, you're in luck — this relaxed surf spot is the closest coastline for when you need a beach day.

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Topics: Central America

Websites That Can Help You Fundraise!

Posted by Emily Ekker on 11/18/21 6:18 AM

These websites have helped make fundraising just a bit easier.

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising

The Only Gift Guide You Need For Anyone Who Loves To Travel

Posted by Jen King on 11/15/21 6:23 AM

Looking for a few gifts for a travel lover? We talked to the travelers we know about what they're asking for Christmas, graduation gifts, birthdays, and more — here's the complete list!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, For The Parents

See What ILP Volunteers Are Actually Up To On This Instagram Account

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/11/21 3:33 PM

Wondering what an ILP semester is actually like? Follow along to see what current volunteers are doing, get your questions answered, and see behind the scenes of a semester.

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, New Stuff

Essentials For Staying In A Hostel + How Do I Find A Good One?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/8/21 8:00 AM

If you are new to the world of hostels, welcome! They are definitely the way to go if you're in your 20s (like us) and looking for a really awesome deal so that you can spend your money on adventures instead of a fancy hotel.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

When Should I Apply If I Want To Go To …

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 11/4/21 7:45 AM

Have your eye on a specific country you want to volunteer in? Following these tips will help you get your application quick ( which is really the key to snagging a spot in one of your top preferences!)

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

Your All-In-One For Packing

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/1/21 10:01 AM

Get all of your packing questions answered in one spot.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip


*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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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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