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Your Trip To Italy's Lake La Garda (And All The Lakeside Cities), All Figured Out

The Cutest Homestay Weekend In Nan Province, Thailand

The Best Places to Zip Line in Mexico

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Tips For Mesa Community College Students + An ILP Semester Abroad

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Glamping & Cafes in Khao Kho, Thailand

Romania Has To Be The Most Instagrammable Country In Europe

Does Your Bank Have High International ATM Fees?

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The Best Beaches On Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

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Can My Mom Mail Me A Package While I'm Living Abroad?

Head To Monte Cristi For Swinging Sunrise Views

You Know You're An ILP Volunteer When ...

Only Have A Deck Of Cards? Play These Games!

Fire Festivals + All The Fun Things About Merida, Mexico

Things You Can Take Through Airport Security

Your Guide To Exploring Teotihuacan — Mexico's 'City Of The Gods'

Talks To Read If You're Feeling A Little Lost Or Unsure

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All The Lovely Things About Lisbon, Portugal

Tips For Eating Vegan/Vegetarian (Or With Food Allergies) While Traveling

Play With Monkeys In This Jungle Park

Visiting The Motherland Monument, Ukraine's Big Mama

Know Exactly Where To Spend All Of Your Vacation Time In The DR

Find Romanov History, Hiking, And More In Yekaterinburg, Russia

Jarabacoa Has So Many Of Our Favorite Adventures In The DR

Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Here’s How To Remember Every Day Of Your Vacation

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These Journal Prompts Will Make Sure You Have A Book Full Of Memories

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

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

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Seeing Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast + The Best Beaches In The Country

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Visiting The Killing Fields In Cambodia

A Weekend On Ometepe Island Is Actual Paradise

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Make Your Own Boba Tea At Home!

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Meaningful Travel Trinkets To Help You Remember Your Adventures Abroad

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Resources To Help You Dive Into Mexico Before Your Trip There!

We Love These Inspiring Books By LDS Authors

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All The Highlights of San Jose, Costa Rica (In One Place)

10 Ways To Experience Paris Like A Local Parisian

Stop By Poznan On Your Trip Through Poland!

All About Ukraine's Weather + What To Pack For Your Semester

It Does Not Get Better Than This Lagoon In Nicaragua

You Can Search For Tips From Our Alumni In ILP's Facebook Groups

The Tree House Village Is Our Favorite Place To Stay In The DR

Make It A Point To Visit Punta Uva In Costa Rica

All About A Trip To Brisbane, Australia

A Weekend Guide To Guadalajara, Mexico

Our Absolute Favorite Restaurants In Iasi, Romania

You Need To Hike To Cascada El Limon In The Dominican Republic

Hop Over To Corfu, Greece For A Day Or Two Of Island Vacay-ing

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Explore the Mariyinsky Palace and Park in Kiev

The San Blas Islands Are Just Another Reason To Love Panama

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

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

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

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

My Volunteer Lost Their Wallet — Now What?

Learn Some Basic Spanish Before Going Abroad

These European Cities Are Too Popular—Go Here Instead

How To Find Flight Deals From Kiev To Your Dream European Spots

Spend A Weekend In Marseille—The Oldest City In France

What A Typical Day Was Like While I Volunteered in Russia

Top Tips And Tricks For Visiting Krakow, Poland

Cuetzalan, Mexico: The Magic Town You Haven't Heard About Yet

How To Order Your ILP Water Bottle + Tee Shirt + Sweatshirt

A Complete Guide to Visiting Stonehenge

Ksamil, Albania Is Hiding Europe’s Bluest Beaches

Group Games To Play (That Are Actually Really Fun)

7 Of The Best Daytrips From Rome

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep? How To Overcome Jet Lag

Greek Easter + Celebrations During Your Spring Semester In Europe

Visiting Your Favorite Temples In Europe

ILP For The Parents

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Pachuca Is The Place For Food, Hiking, And Soccer In Mexico

Castelul De Lut Doesn't Look Like Real Life

Visiting Italy's Travel Hub: Bologna

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What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering Abroad In Costa Rica

This European Spot Is The Prettiest Place To Paddleboard

Add Kaliningrad To Your List Of  Stellar Vacation Spots In Russia

How To Do A Day Trip To Zhovkva, Ukraine

Where To Get The Best Price For Passport Photos

Spend A Day In Kitay-Gorod, Moscow's Trendiest Neighborhood

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How It Works To Head Teach with ILP As A Married Couple

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Your Guide To Hitting All Of Montenegro's Best Beaches

Hey Canadian Volunteers! Here Are Some Tips To Get You Started

Are You Ready For A Set Of Islands As Pretty As Bali?

What's The Best Way To Pay For Things While Traveling?

Snorkeling Around The Island Of Cozumel Can't Be Beat

Easy Lesson Ideas For Teaching Arts and Crafts With ILP

Which ILP Countries Are Best If I’m On A Tight Budget?

Ukraine Is Showing Off When It Comes To Cute Cities + Things To See

Your Guide For The Best Christmas Markets In Europe

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Totally Unnecessary (But Helpful) Things To Pack

Your Ideal Guide To Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Exactly How To See The Best Of Ukraine In Just One Semester

Where To Find Comfy And Modest Clothes For Teaching

Hillside Ruins Are Where It's At When You Come See Stari Bar, Montenegro

Quick ILP Facts You Need To Know

How To Pack For A 10-Day Trip In A Backpack

A Complete Guide To Our Favorite Destinations In Switzerland

Hang Out At The Beach When You Visit Sochi, Russia

Should I Do A Study Abroad Or Volunteer Abroad Program?

What Goes In Your Carry On? And What Goes In Your Checked Bag?

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

Get Paid To Teach English Abroad Or Volunteer —Which One Is Right For You?

Choosing Where To Spend Your Time In The Land Down Under

Picking The Right Floating Market, Just Outside Of Bangkok

A Quick Route Through Serbia's Most Colorful Cities

An Artist Turned This Corner Of The Mexican Jungle Into A Masterpiece

What You Need To Know Before Your First Trip To Shanghai Disney

Vacay On This African Island And Make Friends With Chameleons (+ More!)

A Schedule To Help You Read The Book Of Mormon In 100 Days

You Can Actually Swim In Croatia's Krka Waterfalls

9 Free Games You Can Play On Your Phone With Your Friends

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A Beachy Day Trip From San Jose: Isla Tortuga

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Taking A Look At Spain's Monasterio de Montserrat

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A Quick Highlight Of La Paz (Because It's A Stunner)

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Hey Canadian Volunteers! Save Money By Getting A US Bank Account

Traveling Around Mexico Is A Cinch With This Bus Info

This Hidden Hanging Temple In China Is Pretty Unreal

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All Of Our Favorite Day Trips From Paris, France

A Weekend In Wuxi, China Is A Total Highlight


*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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