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Special Service Projects You Can Get Involved With In Uganda!

Posted by Jen King on 8/22/23 3:10 PM

We're really excited about all the ways volunteers can make an impact in Uganda. Of course you'll get the classic ILP experience of helping local kindergarteners learn English ... but there's so much more in store.

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Africa

Interested But Still Deciding About Your ILP Semester?

Posted by Jen King on 8/20/23 11:56 AM

You'll find so many incredible adventures as you volunteer, but we understand that there is a lot to consider when it comes to timing and deciding if this experience is a good fit for you.

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

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

Posted by Jen King on 6/29/23 12:30 PM

Looking for a few gifts for a travel lover? Or even for yourself? We talked to the travelers we know about what they're asking for Christmas, graduation gifts, birthdays, and more — here's the complete list!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, For The Parents

Fundraise Over $1,000 For Your Semester Abroad In One Saturday

Posted by Jen King on 4/20/23 6:30 AM

Fundraising may sound unrealistic or intimidating, but it's more than worth the effort, especially if you can raise more than $1,000 in a single Saturday.

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

We Planned Your Trip To DR's Dudu Lagoon, Rio San Juan Beaches + More

Posted by Jen King on 2/27/23 7:45 AM

This corner of the Dominican's northern coast makes for one of our favorite day trips, especially for our volunteers who live just outside of Puerto Plata. There's a ton to do, so good thing you have weekends free to come see it all!

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Topics: Caribbean

All About eSIMs + Why You Might Need One For Your Next Trip

Posted by Jen King on 2/21/23 3:46 PM

The newest technology in communication is making things much more convenient for international travelers. It's just one more option for staying connected while you're abroad — here's everything you need to know.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

Tips For Utah Valley University Students + An ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Jen King on 2/15/23 8:45 AM

If you're currently a student at Utah Valley University, you could easily fit a semester volunteering abroad in. International Language Programs (that's us!) has UVU students applying to volunteer every semester and here's how they make it work.

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

Your Safari Guide For Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Posted by Jen King on 11/17/22 6:00 AM

Spending time in Africa means spending time on safari — here are the answers to all of your questions about our favorite safari spot: Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda.

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Topics: Africa

These Sites Make It So Easy To Fundraise By Selling Shirts

Posted by Jen King on 10/31/22 7:00 AM

Looking for ways to fund your time serving and making a difference abroad? We love unique fundraising ideas, like this one.

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

All The Insider Tips For Visiting Bangkok, Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 10/19/22 7:30 AM

Bangkok is just one of those vibrant, bustling, and absolutely captivating cities that you should see at least once. And if you’re living in Thailand for a semester as an ILP volunteer, we even recommend visiting more than once if you can. 

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Topics: Asia

Hey friends!

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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