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Emily Henkel

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What Camera Should I Bring On My Trip?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/17/22 10:15 AM

If you ask me, the absolute best souvenir you can bring home after spending four months exploring another part of the world are your photos. The only question is, which camera should you bring?

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

All About Fundraising For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/11/22 12:08 PM

This is your one-stop shop for fundraising (seriously). Get the details on how to fundraise, where to start, and tons of ideas to get you inspired. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

My Fav Podcasts (For Long Flights And Everything Else In Your Life)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/8/22 9:58 AM

I’m a huge podcast junkie when I am driving around, taking a walk around the neighborhood, when I’m cleaning the house, and especially when I'm traveling. … basically, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, and have more than a few for you to check out. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Tips For Your Twenties

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

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/6/22 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

The Dreamiest Places To Stay In The DR (On A Budget)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/4/22 11:33 AM

Stay in a villa on the beach or up the treetops in a waterfall-filled jungle, all on a budget. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Do I Need A Data Plan For My Trip?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/2/22 1:27 PM

How do you get a data plan? Can you travel without one? How does texting work when I'm in a different country? How do I back up my photos, just in case? 

If you’ll be traveling abroad with your phone, you need the answers to all of this (and more). We have the details you need, below. 

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

Where To Buy Authentic Leather Sandals In Mexico?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/27/21 2:17 PM

Our volunteers love packing home a few pairs of these sandals ... but where are the best places to buy them? 

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Topics: Central America

How To Make A Fundraising Letter

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/22/21 10:53 AM

"I ended up getting my whole program fee paid for" and "I earned $1,200 from fundraising letters" are just a few examples of what you could earn by sending out a letter.

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

Take A Swim In This Turquoise Paradise, Right in Rio Sonador, DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/20/21 12:24 PM

Photo via @Aquaventuresos

If you're a sucker for places that look too pretty to be real (and want an adventure that's off the beaten path), taking a day or two to get to know Rio Sonador is the place your Dominican Republic vacation is missing.

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Topics: Caribbean

The Top Things To See In The Country Of Georgia

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/18/21 7:00 AM

Ready for the most in-the-know European getaway? Come to Georgia — you'll find alpine villages, glittering beaches, hidden cave cities, the “it” spot for hiking, and more.

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Topics: Europe

 


*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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