There are so many gadgets out there that claim they will "make traveling easier". While some of these things are so helpful, there are many that are just a waste of space and not worth the price tag!
When you're preparing for a semester abroad there are so many things that cross your mind ... what do you do with your hair?
Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip
If you're in Bangkok and looking for a truly magical experience you're going to have to check out this cafe. I mean, look at it ... unicorns? It's sort of a dream.
We're here to tell you all about the best empanada stand in Puerto Plata that needs to be on your agenda while you're living in the Caribbean.
Do you love massages? Do you love chocolate? If you answered yes to both of those, I have the perfect activity for you when you're living in Nicaragua for a semester. It may sound a little weird, but that's what makes it fun!
We've put together a little guide to show you exactly what you're volunteer will be up to and what is expected of them.
If you travel a lot (especially abroad), you know the many, many options you have when looking for a place to stay for the night and the pros vs the cons. Some are pretty obvious, like hotels will be the most expensive, but what about hostels and Airbnbs ... Do you know the difference?
If you've ever lived in a foreign country before and you don't speak the language, you know how valuable Google Translate can be. Did you know they have an app now that makes it even easier?
We all know the saying, "Paris is always a good idea", but it's really only true if you know how to get around without breaking the bank.
When you hear people talk about their experiences traveling the world, they really only tell you the highlights of their trip (because that's what they remember). Rarely will you ever hear the hard side of traveling. It's important to know that traveling abroad isn't all sunshine and rainbows and can be hard at times -- it's still totally worth it, so don't worry.
*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.