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

Posted by Jen King on 10/3/20 1:37 PM

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 Schedule To Help You Read The Book Of Mormon In 100 Days

Posted by Jen King on 9/28/20 12:30 PM


Three months (ie: a semester) is a perfect time frame to take on a sizable, but realistic goal!

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Topics: LDS

9 Free Games You Can Play On Your Phone With Your Friends

Posted by Jen King on 9/23/20 9:15 AM

These free games on your phone make it possible to play anywhere in the world with all your friends, no matter where they are in the world! (oh and super helpful for all of those long layovers, you know?) 

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Topics: Tips For Your Twenties

A Beachy Day Trip From San Jose: Isla Tortuga

Posted by Jen King on 9/16/20 5:13 PM

If you're coming from San Jose and looking for the quickest way to the beach,  you're headed in the right direction.

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Topics: Central America

Favorite Buys + Resources To Put Your Style Into Your Scripture Study

Posted by Jen King on 9/14/20 9:45 AM

Of course you can just grab a highlighter to pull out messages you love, and colored pencils to underline and write in the margins, but there's also lots of tools for purchase that can help you take things to the next level.

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Topics: LDS

Lots Of Easy Ideas For Teaching Kitchen With ILP

Posted by Jen King on 9/1/20 5:30 AM

Teaching English abroad with ILP? You might be teaching Kitchen to cute kiddos — here's some ideas to help you plan those lessons.

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Topics: Teaching With ILP

My *Top* Picks For Spots To See While You're In Bali

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 5:47 PM

Bali is one of the top destinations in Asia and we're not surprised. If you know the right spots to hit up (and the ones to avoid), your vacation is going to be oh so D-R-E-A-M-Y.

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Topics: Asia

What Not To Bring To The Caribbean

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 8:30 AM

Getting ready for your trip to somewhere amazing like the Dominican Republic? You should probably get packing. But, first ... here's what you don't want to waste your time bringing (and also what to bring instead).

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Caribbean

Planning Out Your Trip To Lithuania's Stretch Of The Curonian Spit

Posted by Jen King on 8/28/20 3:01 PM

This white, sand duned strip of land stretches across the Baltic Sea and it's the perfect place to come sink your toes in if you're looking for walk along the coast while you're in the Baltics.

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Topics: Europe

How To Get To The Best Viewpoint In Yangshuo

Posted by Jen King on 7/29/20 10:15 AM

Yangshuo is one of my favorite China travel destinations - and pretty much every ILP volunteer who has spent a semester in China agrees with me! It's also home to some of the best scenes for your Instagram photos and this is a really easy spot to get a great shot.

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*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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