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Your Guide To Athens, Greece

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/24/22 11:41 AM

Are you dreaming of visiting Athens, Greece? Visiting while volunteering in Europe is a cinch (especially since we have allll the tips here to help you plan your trip). 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Does Your Bank Have High International ATM Fees?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/30/21 11:29 AM

You're bringing your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM machine while living in a foreign country, aren't you? We highly recommend it. This is the easiest way of handling your finances while living abroad for a semester.

The best way to get foreign currency while living abroad is to bring your debit card and pull cash out of an ATM — but depending on where you bank, you could rack some serious fees if you don't do your research before leaving. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

How To Workout When You Don't Have A Gym

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/5/21 9:38 AM

Just because you don't have a gym close by doesn't mean you can't workout during your semester abroad.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

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

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/9/21 9:00 AM

Not sure what your next step is? These articles may help.

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Topics: LDS, Tips For Your Twenties

Taking A Trip To Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/2/21 1:43 PM

It turns out that the best part of Puerto Viejo are these amazing day trip adventures. 

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Topics: Central America

Travel The World With A Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/18/20 9:29 AM

One of the most unique things about volunteering with ILP is that you get to spend an entire semester abroad — and in my opinion it's way better than just visiting for two weeks. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Tips For Your Twenties

Don't Pay Full Price For Your Favorite Brands

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/3/20 1:55 PM

Getting ready for your next adventure? We've got tips on how to score gear from your favorite brands (Patagonia, North Face, Eddie Bauer, etc:) at discounted prices!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Will You Be Traveling During The Low Season?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/27/20 6:00 AM

Most travelers make vacation plans for the "high season" which means they're getting the best weather ... but what does it mean if you're traveling during the off season?  

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

What Does The Program Fee Cover For An ILP Trip?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/2/20 9:28 AM

Are you wanting to make a difference, travel the world, grow personally or just start a new adventure? You've probably looked around at a few study abroad programs or humanitarian programs and gotten a bit discouraged when you realized how expensive they can be ... but not ILP!

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising, For The Parents

The Best Places To Get Swimsuits Year-Round For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/31/20 12:15 AM

If you're headed to volunteer in tropical place, you're going to need a swimsuit no matter what time of year it is.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering


*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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