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Which ILP Countries Are Best If I’m On A Tight Budget?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/2/20 10:15 AM

If you're wanting to save the most money but still have weekends full of adventures, you'll want to check out our most affordable ILP countries. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising, Caribbean

What Not To Bring To The Caribbean

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 8:30 AM

Getting ready for your trip to somewhere amazing like the Dominican Republic? You should probably get packing. But, first ... here's what you don't want to waste your time bringing (and also what to bring instead).

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Caribbean

Find This Gorgeous Viewpoint, Bonfires, + Camping In Barahona

Posted by Jen King on 5/28/20 12:43 PM

Come hike to one of our favorite viewpoints in the Dominican Republic, watch the sunset while you have a bonfire, and wake up to the sunrise from your tent right on the beach. We're dishing on one of our favorite vacation gems, found in Barahona!

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Topics: Caribbean

Your Guide For A Vacation In Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/17/20 8:15 AM

The Dominican Republic is full of magical places and Santo Domingo is among them. Standing as the capital of the country and one of the oldest cities, you know it's going to be good. 

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Topics: Caribbean

What I Wish I Knew Before Living In The DR For The First Time

Posted by Sierra Eves on 4/1/20 11:30 AM

The Dominican Republic is home to some of the cutest kids around and also one of (in my very biased opinion) ILP's best humanitarian programs for a few reasons!
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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Caribbean

The Best Snorkeling In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Sierra Eves on 2/25/20 10:59 AM

Hey, hey volunteers living in the Caribbean — spend a day under the waves and find some new fishy friends at these rad snorkeling spots. 

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Topics: Caribbean

We’re Smitten With Starfish Island (Saona) In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Henkel on 2/10/20 10:07 AM

One peek at this island and you'll want to come volunteer with ILP in the Dominican Republic just to vacay here. 

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Topics: Caribbean

Which ILP Humanitarian Program Is Right For Me?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/29/20 6:10 AM

Did you know ILP has Humanitarian Programs all over the world? 

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Topics: Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Caribbean, Africa, South Pacific

What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/28/20 12:00 PM

ILP isn’t just for when you’re single — we have countries all over that you can volunteer in with your spouse!

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Caribbean, Africa

If You Love Postcard Beaches, You’ll Love Pedernales

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/7/20 4:32 PM

“I’ve never seen more clear water, or white sand in my life, and the best part is that we were the only ones there”. Can you see why we want to keep this favorite spot in the Dominican Republic a secret?

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Topics: Caribbean


*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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