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Emily Henkel

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Plan To Visit Porto, Portugal ASAP

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/11/22 1:23 PM

We're not quite sure why Portugal isn't on every single person's travel list, but we think you'll be adding it to your itinerary once you catch a glimpse of Porto. 

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Topics: Europe

All The Ways To Get Around The Big City Of Kiev, Ukraine

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/8/22 1:17 PM

Metros, buses, taxis, matryoshkas, and more, oh my! After reading all about the ways to get around Kiev (and our tips), you'll feel like a local in no time.

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Topics: Europe

All The Details About Dublin, Ireland

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/4/22 12:30 PM

We already know Ireland is on your bucket list, but how do you plan your trip there? This guide to Dublin has all the info you need. 

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Topics: Europe

Cholula Is The Can't Miss Spot If You're Hanging Out In Puebla, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/1/22 12:17 PM

Spending time in the colorful city of Puebla? You would be missing out on half the highlights found in this part of Mexico if you didn't also visit nearby Cholula! 

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Topics: Central America

Where Do I Buy Authentic Leather Sandals In Mexico?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/29/22 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

Plan Your Trip To Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, and Grindelwald

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/27/22 11:53 AM

Do you like alpine climbs and hikes? Picturesque towns? Jagged mountains and turquoise lakes? Then this particular area of Switzerland is where you want to visit.

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Topics: Europe

All The Reasons To Love Puebla, Mexico With Your Whole Heart

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/24/22 10:27 AM

Puebla is the place for colorful streets bursting full of towering cathedrals, tons to do, and some of the best food in a country. See why we love it here?

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Topics: Central America

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


*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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