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Find The Prettiest Mountain Views, Flower Fields, And Waterfalls In Ban Mung, Thailand

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/6/22 9:30 AM

Looking for a weekend full of beyond beautiful views and hiking to hidden waterfalls, all in an undiscovered corner of Northern Thailand? We have the details on a weekend trip to Ban Mung, just for you.

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Topics: Asia

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

A Day In The Life Of An ILP Volunteer In Thailand

Posted by Emily Ekker on 3/25/22 11:50 AM

I spent a whole semester living in Thailand, and I get asked all the time, "What was living in Thailand REALLY like?" 

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Topics: Asia

Are You Up For Hiking In Thailand's Jungle? Come Visit Khao Yai!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/16/22 1:55 PM

This sprawling National Park is full of dozens of waterfalls, lush mountains, and animals like elephants, monkeys, maybe an elusive tiger or two, and more. It just may be the off-the-beaten-path kind of adventure you need. 

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Topics: Asia

Finding The Best Elephant Parks In Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 12/30/21 7:15 AM

If you're traveling to Thailand and want to hang out with some elephants, make sure you're going to the right parks.

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Topics: Asia

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

Get Paid To Teach In Asia!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/29/21 7:00 AM

You can get paid to live and work in Thailand and Taiwan! We're looking for fluent English speakers ready to teach English and experience life in Asia.

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Topics: Asia, Teaching With ILP, Tips For Your Twenties

The Cutest Homestay Weekend In Nan Province, Thailand

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/11/21 10:07 AM

"My group was just talking about Nan, and we decided it is one of our FAVORITE places we have been. We had so much fun!"

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Topics: Asia

I'm So Glad I Knew These Things About Thailand Before Visiting!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/9/21 11:02 AM

Know when (and why) you take your shoes off before going inside, make sure you're picking the right outfit to visit the temples, and a few other things to know before visiting.

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Topics: Asia, All The Travel Tips

Glamping & Cafes in Khao Kho, Thailand

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/5/21 8:00 AM

There's more to this part of Thailand than a gorgeously colorful mosaic temple — come for a weekend of glamping, overlook cafes, strawberry picking, and some of our favorite sunrises. 

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Topics: Asia


*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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