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Shoshana Weaver

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Travel Is So Much Easier With These Tech Tools

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 4/26/21 4:00 PM



Okay, you actually can travel without these accessories but it makes life abroad sooooo much easier if you have them! Think about tossing at least a couple of these into your suitcase before you hop on that plane. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

17 Movies That Will Make You Want To Travel Abroad

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 4/19/21 5:00 AM

I caught the travel bug the first time I left the country and it hasn't left since. This is my list of wanderlust movies to relive that excitement. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Tips For Your Twenties

Plan An Island Vacay On The Mediterranean Islands Of Malta!

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 4/11/21 3:34 PM

Set in an archipelago of the Mediterranean, the three main islands of Malta offer beautiful architecture, stunning beaches, and delicious native cuisine.

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Topics: Europe

Resources To Help You Dive Into Mexico Before Your Trip There!

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 3/28/21 2:54 PM

Headed to Mexico? Or considering it? Whether you have been there before or this is your first time, check out our list of great movies, documentaries, books, podcasts, and Instagram accounts to get you excited about all things Mexico!

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Topics: Central America

All About Ukraine's Weather + What To Pack For Your Semester

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 3/19/21 2:55 PM

Are you heading to Ukraine but unsure what to pack? You're not alone!  Lots of volunteers have no idea what to expect from the weather in Ukraine, so here are some tips to get you ready!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe

Explore the Mariyinsky Palace and Park in Kiev

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 3/4/21 12:51 PM

While you are in Kiev, Ukraine, you ought to visit this historic and newly renovated landmark. The extravagant Mariyinsky Palace and its beautiful park are a lovely addition to a weekend excursion.

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Topics: Europe

Learn Some Basic Spanish Before Going Abroad

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/25/21 9:28 AM

Volunteering in Mexico? Or spending your summer in Costa Rica? We've got semester abroad programs in a handful of Spanish speaking countries — why not pick up some basic Spanish before you go?

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

Spend A Weekend In Marseille—The Oldest City In France

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/21/21 1:04 PM

Everyone is booking tickets to Paris ... but have you considered heading south? Maybe it's time to check the seaside city of Marseille, France, where the Mediterranean sun brings spring earlier and the ancient port city is painted with bright colors.

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Topics: Europe

A Complete Guide to Visiting Stonehenge

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/13/21 11:17 AM

Visiting England? While London alone could keep you busy, making the time to visit the impressive and iconic structures of Stonehenge is definitely worth it.

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Topics: Europe

Greek Easter + Celebrations During Your Spring Semester In Europe

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 2/7/21 4:31 PM

Maybe you've heard of Greek Easter and wondered how it differs from other Easter traditions. Maybe you'll be visiting Europe over the Spring and want to join in on the celebrations while you're there. Or maybe you're just curious about everything. Whatever the case, here is an introduction to all things Greek Easter!

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Topics: Europe

 


*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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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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