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To Sleep Or Not To Sleep? How To Overcome Jet Lag

Posted by Holly Harrington on 2/8/21 9:45 AM

You just finished your long flight over to a new country and what's the first thing you want to do? Go walk around and explore the city, maybe sample some of the local cuisine, or spend time practicing the language. Nope. You probably just want to go to sleep.

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

Where To Get The Best Price For Passport Photos

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 1/8/21 8:30 AM

Before leaving for an adventure abroad, you'll obviously need a passport—which also means passport pictures. Here are tips for getting the best deals available. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Our Travel And Adventure Playlist

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 12/12/20 3:10 PM

I don't know about you, but having a good playlist for any kind of travel or adventure is as important to me as bringing a camera and water bottle—just an absolute essential!

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

Totally Unnecessary (But Helpful) Things To Pack

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 11/16/20 2:05 PM

There's a lot of things to think about when you're packing for a four month trip abroad. You've got a check list of your essentials, but we've rounded up some tips of things that are really nice to bring if you have the extra space!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip

Where To Find Comfy And Modest Clothes For Teaching

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 11/6/20 6:45 AM

You want clothes that make you feel picture ready, are really comfortable, and keep you covered up in all the right places? While staying within a student's budget, of course. Here's the list of our tried and true favorite stores and online shops! 

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

What Goes In Your Carry On? And What Goes In Your Checked Bag?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 10/19/20 8:00 AM

Packing for a 1-2 week trip is probably something you've done before, but what about a semester-long adventure? Here's my quick guide to figuring out what goes in your check bag(s) and which things should stay in your carry-on. 

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

Christmas Presents Your Volunteer Will Definitely Want For Their Trip

Posted by Jen King on 10/16/20 8:23 AM

Looking for a few holiday gifts for a travel lover? We talked to the travelers we know about what they want for Christmas, and here's the complete list!

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

What Not To Bring To The Caribbean

Posted by Jen King on 8/31/20 8:30 AM

Getting ready for your trip to somewhere amazing like the Dominican Republic? You should probably get packing. But, first ... here's what you don't want to waste your time bringing (and also what to bring instead).

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Caribbean

Q+A With A Volunteer About Her Semester Abroad In Uganda

Posted by Emma Mortezazadeh on 8/19/20 11:30 AM

Curious about what a semester abroad in Africa would be like? Bryn's here to spill the beans and answer your questions!

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, Orphanage + Humanitarian, Africa

Don’t Travel Anywhere Without Backing Up Your Photos

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/30/20 11:02 AM

You probably think it won’t happen to you, but there are volunteers who lose their photos (or even lose their phones!) every single semester.  Just in case that ends up being you, make sure you know how to back up your photos (for free) before jetting off on any trip. 

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

 


*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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