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Jen King

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All About How To Do A Facebook Fundraiser

Posted by Jen King on 9/23/21 12:15 PM

Getting ready to start up a Facebook fundraiser to help you afford your semester volunteering abroad with ILP? Awesome! Here is all the info you need to know about choosing the right kind of fundraiser, and how to get started. 

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

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

Posted by Jen King on 7/27/21 7:15 AM

Here’s what you — er, I guess your parents and friends — need to know about sending a package to you while you’re living abroad. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

Visiting The Motherland Monument, Ukraine's Big Mama

Posted by Jen King on 6/29/21 7:00 AM

Did you even go to Ukraine if you didn't spend time with Big Mama? She’s hard to miss, holds tons of his tory, and is an iconic landmark.

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Topics: Europe

All About Hiking + Snorkeling In Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park

Posted by Jen King on 6/3/21 8:15 AM

Spotting sloths and swimming with turtles ... after a trip out to this peninsula, one ILP group said, "IT'S A MUST DO". Okay, we're convinced — let's chat about this jungle-filled corner of Costa Rica.

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Topics: Central America

A Massive List Of All The Best Things To See + Do In Kiev, Ukraine

Posted by Jen King on 5/3/21 8:00 AM

Kiev, Ukraine is one of those places you can't help but fall in love with. You don't know until you know, you know?

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Topics: Europe

Your Complete City Guide For Vilnius, Lithuania

Posted by Jen King on 4/7/21 10:00 AM

If you're heading over to Vilnius anytime soon, consider yourself lucky! Lithuania is a total hidden gem with tons to see and explore. Here's our guide for everything you need to know about visiting this city.

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Topics: Europe

Your Guide To Hitting All Of Montenegro's Best Beaches

Posted by Jen King on 12/20/20 11:20 AM

Montenegro sits right on the Adriatic Sea and has a long stretch of more than 100 dreamy beaches, giving you so many to choose from. Think pink, pebbly beaches lining some of the most turquoise and clear water that you'll find anywhere in Europe. You can’t miss them.

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Topics: Europe

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

Posted by Jen King on 11/4/20 10:15 AM

Ruins dating back centuries sitting quietly hidden in the hills above the Montenegrin coastline surrounded by groves of olive trees — yep, it's all here waiting for you.

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Topics: Europe

Christmas Presents Your Volunteer Will Definitely Want For Their Trip

Posted by Jen King on 10/16/20 8:23 AM

Looking for a few holiday gifts for a travel lover? We talked to the travelers we know about what they want for Christmas, and here's the complete list!

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

A Quick Route Through Serbia's Most Colorful Cities

Posted by Jen King on 10/5/20 5:03 PM

What's there to see in Serbia? If you're asking that question, it's only because you haven't seen photos yet.

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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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