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What Camera Should I Bring On My Trip?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/17/22 10:15 AM

If you ask me, the absolute best souvenir you can bring home after spending four months exploring another part of the world are your photos. The only question is, which camera should you bring?

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

Do I Need A Data Plan For My Trip?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/2/22 1:27 PM

How do you get a data plan? Can you travel without one? How does texting work when I'm in a different country? How do I back up my photos, just in case? 

If you’ll be traveling abroad with your phone, you need the answers to all of this (and more). We have the details you need, below. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips

How To Make A Fundraising Letter

Posted by Emily Henkel on 12/22/21 10:53 AM

"I ended up getting my whole program fee paid for" and "I earned $1,200 from fundraising letters" are just a few examples of what you could earn by sending out a letter.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

The Only Gift Guide You Need For Anyone Who Loves To Travel

Posted by Jen King on 11/15/21 6:23 AM

Looking for a few gifts for a travel lover? We talked to the travelers we know about what they're asking for Christmas, graduation gifts, birthdays, and more — here's the complete list!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, For The Parents

Your All-In-One For Packing

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/1/21 10:01 AM

Get all of your packing questions answered in one spot.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip

All About How To Do A Facebook Fundraiser

Posted by Jen King on 9/23/21 12:15 PM

Getting ready to start up a Facebook fundraiser to help you afford your semester volunteering abroad with ILP? Awesome! Here is all the info you need to know about choosing the right kind of fundraiser, and how to get started. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Saving Money + Fundraising

Tips For Eating Vegan/Vegetarian (Or With Food Allergies) While Traveling

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/3/21 7:30 AM

Wondering how to make traveling work with food allergies or dietary restrictions? Here’s what I experienced in Asia (and what other ILP volunteers had to say about their semester). 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering

What Is It Like To Fly Right Now?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/18/21 8:45 AM

If you're thinking about taking a trip or your upcoming ILP semester, it's probably a question on your mind.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, New Stuff

What I Wish I Knew Before Going To Lithuania

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/2/21 8:00 AM

No matter how much you've traveled the world and how many countries you have checked off your list, going to a new country is always a new experience — which is why you'll want the insider's scoop on Lithuania.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Europe

All About Ukraine's Weather + What To Pack For Your Semester

Posted by Shoshana Weaver on 3/19/21 2:55 PM

Are you heading to Ukraine but unsure what to pack? You're not alone!  Lots of volunteers have no idea what to expect from the weather in Ukraine, so here are some tips to get you ready!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, 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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