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Stop By Poznan On Your Trip Through Poland

Posted by Holly Harrington on 12/25/21 8:00 AM

We're here to say it: Poland is a favorite. Gorgeous cities and architecture, delicious local foods, rich history, and incredible hikes. The only questions are, which cities should you visit and what should you do there?

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Topics: Europe

How To Make A Fundraising Letter

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/22/21 10:53 AM

"I ended up getting my whole program fee paid for" and "I earned $1,200 from fundraising letters" are just a few examples of what you could earn by sending out a letter.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

Take A Swim In This Turquoise Paradise, Right in Rio Sonador, DR

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/20/21 12:24 PM

Photo via @Aquaventuresos

If you're a sucker for places that look too pretty to be real (and want an adventure that's off the beaten path), taking a day or two to get to know Rio Sonador is the place your Dominican Republic vacation is missing.

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Topics: Caribbean

The Top Things To See In The Country Of Georgia

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/18/21 7:00 AM

Ready for the most in-the-know European getaway? Come to Georgia — you'll find alpine villages, glittering beaches, hidden cave cities, the “it” spot for hiking, and more.

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Topics: Europe

Our Fav Local Spots In Phitsanulok That You Can’t Miss!

Posted by Emily Ekker on 12/15/21 9:43 AM

We've gathered up all of our volunteer's top P-lo picks, like their go-to smoothie stands, yummiest restaurants, and fav souvenir shops, all in one place just for you!

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Topics: Asia

Escape The Crowds In Cinque Terre By Visiting Porto Venere

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/11/21 2:28 PM

This coastal city is just as colorful and picturesque as the more famous set of five known as Cinque Terre but isn't nearly as crowded ... making it a perfect alternative. 

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Topics: Europe

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

Querétaro Mexico Is Your Go-To Weekend Getaway

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/6/21 9:00 AM

We know you’re all about the jungle adventures and sunny beaches on your semester in Mexico, but don't forget about the outrageously colorful cities around, like Querétaro.

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Topics: Central America

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

Another Picture-Perfect Town In Romania: Targu Mures

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/2/21 7:15 AM

We're not quite sure why a place nicknamed "the city of roses" is such an underrated spot in Transylvania. 

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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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