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How Do I Know What Type Of ILP Teaching Supplies To Bring?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/29/22 7:45 AM

If you’re teaching English on your semester abroad with ILP you’ll need to bring at least 1 suitcase full of teaching supplies to use in your ILP lessons — the question is, what supplies should I bring?

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

Why Traveling Can Be Hard + How To Make It Easier

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/11/22 10:11 AM

When I talk about my trips abroad, I'm all about sharing the highlight reel (even though traveling was hard for me at times). After spending several months abroad and taking dozens of international trips, I think I've finally found that balance between the good parts and the hard parts (and am here to share some advice). 

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

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

Posted by Jen King on 11/9/22 6:23 AM

Looking for a few gifts for a travel lover? Or even for yourself? 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

These Sites Make It So Easy To Fundraise By Selling Shirts

Posted by Jen King on 10/31/22 7:00 AM

Looking for ways to fund your time serving and making a difference abroad? We love unique fundraising ideas, like this one.

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

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

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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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