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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

Announcing ILP's Newest Adventure: The Himayalan Program

Posted by Jen King on 7/13/22 12:05 PM

You guys have been begging us for a volunteer program in India, so we are more than thrilled to tell you that the time has finally come!

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Topics: Asia

Dreamiest Destinations In India — Breaking It All Down

Posted by Jen King on 7/13/22 12:00 PM

India is best known for the Taj Mahal, but if you're planning a trip here, you'll quickly find out that you need so much more than a week to see all the new spots you've discovered — get ready to add so many more destinations on your India wishlist. 

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Topics: Asia

Thinking About Volunteering In The Romania Orphanage Program?

Posted by Jen King on 7/11/22 10:05 AM

Come live in Europe while volunteering in this unique orphanage program. 

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Topics: Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Orphanage + Humanitarian

How To Apply For A U.S. Passport

Posted by Jen King on 5/13/22 7:30 AM

Getting ready to go abroad? Step 1: get a passport! Don't worry though, it's really easy.

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

Help Feed Baby Elephants On Your Semester In Uganda!

Posted by Jen King on 3/30/22 5:57 PM

While you're in Uganda you’ll be able to hang out with elephants on a safari of course, but at this wildlife conservation centre in Entebbe, you can help baby elephant Edward or little Charles with breakfast.  

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Topics: Africa

Volunteer Again ... But This Time Let ILP Pay For Your Trip

Posted by Jen King on 3/21/22 9:30 AM

If you've done your research and compared study abroad and volunteering programs, you probably already know that there are a lot of reasons to choose ILP, but one of the biggest benefits we offer is that you only have to pay for the first semester. Seriously.

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

Play With Monkeys + Zip Line In This Dominican Jungle Park

Posted by Jen King on 1/31/22 8:30 AM

The next time you plan to visit the Dominican Republic, don't miss your chance to play with monkeys — it's such a unique experience here!

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Topics: Caribbean


*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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