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The Only List Of Travel Apps You'll Ever Need

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/2/22 8:15 AM

You used to need a few maps and guidebooks to plan your trip and help it go well ... not anymore! These apps are what you need to have for any trip. 

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

How To Apply For A U.S. Passport

Posted by Jen King on 5/13/22 7:30 AM

Getting ready to go abroad? Step 1: get a passport! Don't worry though, it's really easy.

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

What Is It Like To Fly Right Now?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 5/9/22 8:45 AM

If you're thinking about taking a trip or your upcoming ILP semester, it's probably a question on your mind (especially if you haven't flown since the start of the pandemic). 

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

How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your Phone

Posted by Emily Henkel on 4/4/22 7:03 AM

Have SIM card questions? Welcome to the very helpful post of answers (it's a must-have if you're going with a local data plan on your ILP semester!)

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

Can I Take Online Classes While Volunteering With ILP?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 3/1/22 4:03 PM

It's a question we get all of the time, with a couple of different answers (and a bit of advice from past volunteers).

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

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

 


*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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