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Jen King

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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

BYU-I Students: Here's How To Make Your Semester Abroad Happen

Posted by Jen King on 1/20/22 10:30 AM

Each semester,  BYU-I students volunteer with ILP all over the world. If you don’t think you can make a semester abroad fit in with your college plans, think again!

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Topics: Tips For Your Twenties

What To Know About Exploring Puerto Plata

Posted by Jen King on 1/14/22 8:00 AM

If you'll be a part of ILP's humanitarian programs in the Dominican Republic, you'll most likely be spending your Saturdays exploring nearby Puerto Plata!

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Topics: Caribbean

Finding The Best Elephant Parks In Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 12/30/21 7:15 AM

If you're traveling to Thailand and want to hang out with some elephants, make sure you're going to the right parks.

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Topics: Asia

Sosua + Alicia Are Some Of Our Top Picks For Nearby Beaches In The DR

Posted by Jen King on 12/9/21 8:15 AM

It’s hard to choose where our favorite beaches are on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is … but we're here to talk about a couple that consistently make their way into ILP volunteers' top picks.

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Topics: Caribbean

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

Posted by Jen King on 12/3/21 1:08 PM

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

We're Loving Day Trips To Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Posted by Jen King on 11/18/21 11:10 AM

Cabarete is beyond popular with tourists, and after visiting, you can easily see why this beach is one of the best places to spend a Saturday. 

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Topics: Caribbean

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