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10 Reasons To Experience Europe In The Winter

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 4/1/21 9:00 AM

It's no secret that Europe is absolutely amazing. The food, the sights, the history, the fashion, the cultures—an absolute dream all year long! And here's why you should consider exploring Europe during the colder months. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

The Ultimate List Of Travel Instagram Accounts You've Got To Follow

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/1/21 8:30 AM

Suffering from a major case of wanderlust like we are? Hate to break it to you, but the best remedy is to travel. And if you can't travel, then get inspired by people who do!

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

My Volunteer Lost Their Wallet — Now What?

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/26/21 12:04 PM

There's nothing worse for parents then when they have a child living in another country and something goes wrong—like losing their wallet. It's difficult to know how to make things better from so far away, but here are some very helpful things for parents to do in this specific situation. 

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

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

These European Cities Are Too Popular—Go Here Instead

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/24/21 7:30 AM

Some of the favorite vacation spots our ILP volunteers love to visit are officially way too crowded — Good thing we found new spots for you to explore. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

How To Find Flight Deals From Kiev To Your Dream European Spots

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/22/21 9:30 AM

European vacations can tend to get pricey, but if you're a budget traveler you're in luck! There are several airlines with flights from Kiev for cheap.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

Cuetzalan, Mexico: The Magic Town You Haven't Heard About Yet

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/16/21 8:15 AM

Ah Cuetzalan, Mexico. What a lovely sounding place, but uh... where exactly is it? And uh... why should anyone go and visit? Most tourists coming to Mexico never hear about this quaint little town which means they miss out on the rich history and culture Cuetzalan has to offer. Let's make sure that doesn't happen to you.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Central America

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep? How To Overcome Jet Lag

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/8/21 9:45 AM

You just finished your long flight over to a new country and what's the first thing you want to do? Go walk around and explore the city, maybe sample some of the local cuisine, or spend time practicing the language. Nope. You probably just want to go to sleep.

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

Websites That All Budget Travelers Should Be Using

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/3/21 10:23 AM

 

Want help planning your trip, figuring out a budget, snagging the cheapest flights, booking tours, and way more? Basically, if you want vacation planning to be easier, we've got you covered with this list of our favorite website for travelers.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips

Where To Get The Best Price For Passport Photos

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 1/8/21 8:30 AM

Before leaving for an adventure abroad, you'll obviously need a passport—which also means passport pictures. Here are tips for getting the best deals available. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, 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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