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The Only List Of Travel Apps You'll Ever Need

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/2/22 8:15 AM

You used to need a few maps and guidebooks to plan your trip and help it go well ... not anymore! These apps are what you need to have for any trip. 

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

How To Apply For A U.S. Passport

Posted by Jen King on 5/13/22 7:30 AM

Getting ready to go abroad? Step 1: get a passport! Don't worry though, it's really easy.

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

What Is It Like To Fly Right Now?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/9/22 8:45 AM

If you're thinking about taking a trip or your upcoming ILP semester, it's probably a question on your mind (especially if you haven't flown since the start of the pandemic). 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, New Stuff

I Only Have A Couple Days In Italy! Which City Should I See?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/2/22 11:01 AM

You could probably spend about a month in Italy, and never even get close to seeing all of the highlights. However, if you're like me (and short on time), you'll want this guide to help you pick the perfect city for your visit!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your Phone

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/4/22 7:03 AM

Have SIM card questions? Welcome to the very helpful post of answers (it's a must-have if you're going with a local data plan on your ILP semester!)

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

My Advice And Tips After Seeing 30+ Countries

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/25/22 11:09 AM

After visiting more than 30 countries, I have a bit of advice I wish I knew before I embarked on my first international adventure. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

What Camera Should I Bring On My Trip?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/17/22 10:15 AM

If you ask me, the absolute best souvenir you can bring home after spending four months exploring another part of the world are your photos. The only question is, which camera should you bring?

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

My Fav Podcasts (For Long Flights And Everything Else In Your Life)

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/8/22 9:58 AM

I’m a huge podcast junkie when I am driving around, taking a walk around the neighborhood, when I’m cleaning the house, and especially when I'm traveling. … basically, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, and have more than a few for you to check out. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Tips For Your Twenties

Do I Need A Data Plan For My Trip?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/2/22 1:27 PM

How do you get a data plan? Can you travel without one? How does texting work when I'm in a different country? How do I back up my photos, just in case? 

If you’ll be traveling abroad with your phone, you need the answers to all of this (and more). We have the details you need, below. 

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

How To Get Cheap Flights in Europe

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/25/21 4:51 PM

Spending less money on flights to other European countries means more cash for gelato, piles of pastries, and stacks of macaroons — which is why I always use these tips.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

 


*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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