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Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/21 8:30 AM

Yes! We love when friends decide to volunteer together (and we think you'll love the discount you both can snag by applying together). 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

Visiting The Killing Fields In Cambodia

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 5/26/21 12:43 PM

Did you know there's a place in Asia eerily similar to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in Europe? The site has been respectfully conserved so that you can visit today and learn for yourself what happened during the horrific events of the 1970's. 

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Topics: Asia

Everything I Did While In Hoi An, Vietnam

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/20/21 2:18 PM

I absolutely loved this cutie little beach town, the custom clothes I got here, and the lantern-lit main market. Here are all of my tips for your own trip to Hoi An. 

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Topics: Asia

Make Your Own Boba Tea At Home!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/16/21 9:00 AM

I drank bubble tea all of the time when I was in Asia — and found the perfect recipe to make it at home. 

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Topics: Asia

We've Planned Out The Top Thailand Vacations In One Spot

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/23/21 8:15 AM

Looking for jungles, elephants, and mountain villages? Wanting to explore bustling cities and sprawling ruins? Thinking of island hopping to find the best beaches in Thailand? This post lays out all that and more. 

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Topics: Asia

Does Vietnam Have Prettier Beaches Than Thailand?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/4/21 2:23 PM

While the rest of the world has been swooning over tourist-crowded beaches in Thailand, you can get the same soft white sand and turquoise water without the crowds when you visit Vietnam. 

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Topics: Asia

All About A Trip To Brisbane, Australia

Posted by Holly Harrington on 3/12/21 12:00 PM

Dreaming about an Australian vacay? Being Australia's largest city and a major travel hub, you might find yourself in Brisbane if you're headed this way — the good news is whether you're looking for an adventure or are more of a city wanderer, there's something for everyone in Brisbane.

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Topics: Asia, South Pacific

Books To Read Before Your Semester In Thailand

Posted by Holly Harrington on 3/6/21 6:15 AM

So you're headed to Thailand? And can't stop thinking about it? Yeah, I know exactly what that's like. While you're obsessing, grab one of these books about Thailand — it's a great way to dive into the culture and the history a bit before your trip.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Asia

Staying In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/28/21 9:15 AM

Come to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, trek to a waterfall-and-temple-filled jungle, and more — find all you need for a visit to this part of Cambodia in this post.  

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Topics: Asia

Escape To Vietnam's Tropical Mountains: Nihn Binh

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/26/20 11:15 AM

Just a couple of hours away from Hanoi is Ninh Binh, home to whimsically lush mountains, monastery hikes, a winding river cruise through deep caves, and riding bikes to rice fields. 

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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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