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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 Vally 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

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

Posted by Jen King on 11/9/22 6:23 AM

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

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

An Artist Turned This Corner Of The Mexican Jungle Into A Masterpiece

Posted by Jen King on 8/26/22 8:15 AM

What do you get when a surrealist artist builds a sculpture garden in the remote mountains of Mexico, surrounded by lush green trees, waterfalls, and turquoise blue pools? Something pretty magical. Here's all you need to know about visiting Las Pozas!

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Topics: Central America

A Handy Vacation Planner To Help You See The Best Of Nicaragua

Posted by Jen King on 8/15/22 12:45 PM

The secret is out Nicaragua really is the hidden gem of Central America.

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Topics: Central America

Bites To Eat While You're In Uganda

Posted by Jen King on 8/4/22 8:00 AM

If you're headed to live in Africa for a few months like our ILP volunteers do for their semester abroad, then you're probably wondering what the food is going to be like.

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Topics: Africa

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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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