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Good Luck Picking Adventures While In Leon, Nicaragua!

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/18/22 10:30 AM

Are you here for sunrise volcano trekking or volcano boarding? Surfing lessons or sea turtles? Busy markets or picturesque churches? In any case, a trip to Leon has more than enough to keep you busy! 

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Topics: Central America

The Most Perfect Island Getaway: Nicaragua's Corn Islands

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/17/22 10:30 AM

Who knew you could find the prettiest Caribbean turquoise beaches and sandy shores in Nicaragua? 

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Topics: Central America

We Found The Most Magical Butterfly Hike In Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/30/22 2:36 PM

Picture standing in the forests of Mexico, surrounded by millions and millions of golden, Monarch butterflies — then easily make it your reality with all the insider info. 

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Topics: Central America

Escape To German Towns, Lush Mountains, Waterfalls And More In Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/27/22 10:53 AM



Welcome to Matagalpa, a place full of secret waterfalls, rafting adventures, and green hillsides dotted with coffee plantains. In a country that’s under the radar, we just love a place that’s even more off the beaten path.

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Topics: Central America

Some Of The Best Snorkeling Is Around Drake Bay, Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/20/22 11:23 AM

Take a swim to see sea turtles, schools of colorful fish, dolphins, and more, or keep busy with all the other adventures waiting for you around Drake Bay!  

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Topics: Central America

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

Top 10 Things To Buy At A Market in Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/11/22 4:02 PM

We love the beaches and jungles and ancient ruins of Mexico, but we also love the shopping ... and coming home with souvenirs from our

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Topics: Central America

A Dreamy Escape To The Islands Of Granada, Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/8/22 12:28 PM

Photo courtesy of @jicaroisland lodge

How does a weekend getaway to a private island sound? 

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Topics: Central America

Paradise Found! Puerto Jimenez Is Home To Everything You Want To Do In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Henkel on 3/20/22 10:32 AM

Visit this coastal spot in Costa Rica and you don't have to choose between jungles full of parrots and monkeys and beaches framing blue oceans full of dolphins.

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Topics: Central America

Add These Day Trips + Weekend Spots To Your Time In Puebla, Mexico

Posted by Emily Henkel on 3/8/22 2:32 PM

Magical cities, thundering waterfalls, mountain hot springs, and a tiny town that feels like Italy are all just a quick ride away from Puebla. 

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Topics: Central America

 


*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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