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Romania Has To Be The Most Instagrammable Country In Europe

Posted by Emily Henkel on 9/2/21 10:25 AM

I’ve been able to see more than a few of Europe’s cities, but here’s why I fell completely head over heels with Romania.

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Topics: Europe

The Very Pretty City Of Timisoara Has Us Dreaming Of Romania

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/26/21 6:15 AM

Out of all the countries I've visited in Europe, I think I love Romania the very most — and a glimpse at Timisoara makes you wonder why Romania is still such a secret. 

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Topics: Europe

What It's Actually Like Living With A Host Family

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/16/21 9:55 AM

Depending on where you volunteer you may live with a host family during your semester abroad with International Language Programs — and it was hands down, the best part of my semester. 
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Topics: Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering

We Can't Pick Our Favorite Thing About Geneva, Switzerland

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/9/21 1:38 PM

Come for all things Swiss — stores filled with chocolate, cafes with overflowing fondue, surrounded by spectacular mountain views, and so much more. 

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Topics: Europe

How To Get Cheap Flights From Romania

Posted by Emily Henkel on 8/3/21 10:45 AM

If you travel on a budget, that means you're looking to save money on every part of your vacation — especially on some of the biggest costs like flights! Here's how to do just that whether you're in Romania as a volunteer for the semester or heading here on vacation. 

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Topics: Europe

What 4 Months Of Traveling In Europe Cost Me

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/29/21 10:49 AM

Right after college, I spent 4+ months living and traveling all over Europe — here’s what it cost me. 

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Topics: Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

Travel Beyond Budapest To These Nearby Hungarian Cities

Posted by Ilyanna Flores-Alvarez on 7/7/21 2:00 PM

Why should Budapest get the all spotlight when it comes to travel in Hungary? We're shedding some light on a few nearby gems that shouldn't be overlooked!

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe

All The Lovely Things About Lisbon, Portugal

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/5/21 1:51 PM

With cheap flights here from cities all across Europe, you can see why adding this city to your itinerary is a cinch (plus, we love all there is to do in Lisbon). 

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Topics: Europe

Visiting The Motherland Monument, Ukraine's Big Mama

Posted by Jen King on 6/29/21 7:00 AM

Did you even go to Ukraine if you didn't spend time with Big Mama? She’s hard to miss, holds tons of his tory, and is an iconic landmark.

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Topics: Europe

Find Romanov History, Hiking, And More In Yekaterinburg, Russia

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/25/21 2:51 PM

Snag a $40 flight over to Yekaterinburg to pay your respects to the Romanov family in a city that was started by Peter The Great.

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Topics: Europe


*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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