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Books To Read Before Your Semester In Thailand

Posted by Holly Harrington on 3/6/21 6:15 AM

So you're headed to Thailand? And can't stop thinking about it? Yeah, I know exactly what that's like. While you're obsessing, grab one of these books about Thailand — it's a great way to dive into the culture and the history a bit before your trip.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Asia

Explore the Mariyinsky Palace and Park in Kiev

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 3/4/21 12:51 PM

While you are in Kiev, Ukraine, you ought to visit this historic and newly renovated landmark. The extravagant Mariyinsky Palace and its beautiful park are a lovely addition to a weekend excursion.

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Topics: Europe

The San Blas Islands Are Just Another Reason To Love Panama

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/3/21 12:00 PM

For the kind of people who love vacationing on a deserted island and overnight stays on catamarans. 

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Topics: Central America

Unique Stays You'll Love On Costa Rica's Carribean Coastline

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/2/21 2:57 PM

A beachy getaway? What could be better! You're going to want to stay in one of these unique spots if Costa Rica is calling your name!

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Topics: Central America

The Ultimate List Of Travel Instagram Accounts You've Got To Follow

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/1/21 8:30 AM

Suffering from a major case of wanderlust like we are? Hate to break it to you, but the best remedy is to travel. And if you can't travel, then get inspired by people who do!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Český Krumlov Is Your New Favorite Czech Vacay + Here's Why

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/28/21 12:57 PM

If you ever find yourself planning a trip to the Czech Republic, don't lock yourself into only visiting Prague. Yes I know it's their most famous city and there's plenty to see and do there, but trust me when I say that there's a lot more that the Czech Republic has to offer. One of them being the adorable town named Český Krumlov.

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Topics: Europe

These Prices To The Canary Islands Are Too Good To Be True

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/27/21 2:55 PM

Ummmm, we found killer prices to the dreamy set of islands just off the coast of Morocco ... I'm talking as low as $14 for a one-way ticket (aka, this is your guidebook to an affordable (!!) trip to the Canary Islands). 

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Topics: Europe

My Volunteer Lost Their Wallet — Now What?

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/26/21 12:04 PM

There's nothing worse for parents then when they have a child living in another country and something goes wrong—like losing their wallet. It's difficult to know how to make things better from so far away, but here are some very helpful things for parents to do in this specific situation. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

Learn Some Basic Spanish Before Going Abroad

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/25/21 9:28 AM

Volunteering in Mexico? Or spending your summer in Costa Rica? We've got semester abroad programs in a handful of Spanish speaking countries — why not pick up some basic Spanish before you go?

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, Central America

These European Cities Are Too Popular—Go Here Instead

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/24/21 7:30 AM

Some of the favorite vacation spots our ILP volunteers love to visit are officially way too crowded — Good thing we found new spots for you to explore. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

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