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What A Typical Day Was Like While I Volunteered in Uganda

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/2/22 11:37 AM

"I spent a whole semester living in Uganda and I got asked all the time — what was living there really like?"

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Topics: Africa

Bites To Eat While You're In Uganda

Posted by Jen King on 8/4/22 8:00 AM

If you're headed to live in Africa for a few months like our ILP volunteers do for their semester abroad, then you're probably wondering what the food is going to be like.

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Topics: Africa

Hike With Zebras On This Perfect Lakeside Getaway

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/9/22 11:35 AM

You can seriously take a stroll with zebras when you head to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, Africa. 

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Topics: Africa

Here's How To Choose The Perfect ILP Country For You

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/16/22 3:00 PM

With SO many options, are you looking for a little help choosing the right country for you? Whether you're looking for your own semester (or are a parent trying to help), these five guidelines are here to help. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, Caribbean, For The Parents, Africa, South Pacific

Help Feed Baby Elephants On Your Semester In Uganda!

Posted by Jen King on 3/30/22 5:57 PM

While you're in Uganda you’ll be able to hang out with elephants on a safari of course, but at this wildlife conservation centre in Entebbe, you can help baby elephant Edward or little Charles with breakfast.  

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Topics: Africa

All The Details You Need For Going To A Soccer Game In Uganda

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/13/21 8:45 AM

Spending time in Uganda and looking for a fun activity that will help you get immersed in local culture and traditions? Try out a Ugandan soccer game!

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Topics: Africa

Vacay On This African Island And Make Friends With Chameleons (+ More!)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/30/20 5:56 PM

Our ILP Africa volunteers found the beyond-beautiful beaches on Zanzibar, but have loved hanging out with the cutest monkeys, holding chameleons, spotting giant tortoises, and even saying “hi” to the giant pythons. Welcome to Jozani Forest!

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Topics: Africa

It’s Like Hiking Kilimanjaro Without Ever Leaving Uganda

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/25/20 11:30 AM

Picture the adventure of climbing up a towering mountain range, but without the crowds and price tag of Kilimanjaro. Oh, and this peak is right around the corner from our favorite waterfall to abseil. We think you’ll love just about everything about Mount Elgon. 

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Topics: Africa

Q+A With A Volunteer About Her Semester Abroad In Uganda

Posted by Emma Mortezazadeh on 8/19/20 11:30 AM

Curious about what a semester abroad in Africa would be like? Bryn's here to spill the beans and answer your questions!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Orphanage + Humanitarian, Africa

Staying Fit While Volunteering in Uganda With ILP

Posted by Emma Mortezazadeh on 5/24/20 3:15 PM

Headed to Africa for your semester abroad with ILP? Assuming you've never been there before you might be wondering what options you have for exercising while you live there for a bit!

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Topics: Africa

 


*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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