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You Know You're An ILP Volunteer When ...

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/23/21 8:00 AM

A semester abroad gives you some incredible and hilarious adventures ... but you'll only be able to really understand this post if you've volunteered with ILP before. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

Only Have A Deck Of Cards? Play These Games!

Posted by Ilyanna Flores-Alvarez on 7/21/21 12:42 PM

Looking for some on-the-road entertainment that won't take up too much packing space? Get yourself a deck of cards and play these seven fun group games!

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Topics: Tips For Your Twenties

Fire Festivals + All The Fun Things About Merida, Mexico

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


Fire festivals, the most unique chairs around (really), towering cathedrals, and just around the corner from so many ruins ... time to add Merida to your itinerary!

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Topics: Central America

Things You Can Take Through Airport Security

Posted by Ilyanna Flores-Alvarez on 7/15/21 7:45 AM

If you’re like me, you spend the night before a trip Googling what kind of things can actually go in your carry-on bags. Reading this list before you travel might help you get through security a lot easier. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Your Guide To Exploring Teotihuacan — Mexico's 'City Of The Gods'

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/12/21 6:45 AM

Headed to Mexico? Whether you're going for a week long visit or are planning a rad vacation in middle of your semester abroad with ILP,  you'll have to visit Teotihuacan. 

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Topics: Central America

Talks To Read If You're Feeling A Little Lost Or Unsure

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/9/21 9:00 AM

Not sure what your next step is? These articles may help.

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Topics: LDS, Tips For Your Twenties

Travel Beyond Budapest To These Nearby Hungarian Cities

Posted by Ilyanna Flores-Alvarez on 7/7/21 2:00 PM

Why should Budapest get the all spotlight when it comes to travel in Hungary? We're shedding some light on a few nearby gems that shouldn't be overlooked!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

All The Lovely Things About Lisbon, Portugal

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/5/21 1:51 PM

With cheap flights here from cities all across Europe, you can see why adding this city to your itinerary is a cinch (plus, we love all there is to do in Lisbon). 

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Topics: Europe

Tips For Eating Vegan/Vegetarian (Or With Food Allergies) While Traveling

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/3/21 7:30 AM

Wondering how to make traveling work with food allergies or dietary restrictions? Here’s what I experienced in Asia (and what other ILP volunteers had to say about their semester). 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering

Play With Monkeys In This Jungle Park

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/2/21 8:30 AM

The next time you plan to visit the Dominican Republic, don't miss your chance to play with monkeys in this jungle park. 

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Topics: Caribbean


*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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