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Let Your Travel Insurance Save You Money

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/4/19 8:25 AM

I know, I know. Travel insurance isn’t the most fun part about leaving the country,  but it is pretty important to have, just in case. 

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

The Basics On Getting Financial Aid For College Students

Posted by Jen King on 10/14/19 5:00 PM

College is spendy right? Yep, it is. The government is pretty motivated to have you be educated, enough that the U.S. Department of Education budgets to help give financial aid to around 15 million students each year. Are you going to be one of them? 

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

Websites To Help You Fundraise!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/10/19 6:01 AM

These websites have helped make fundraising just a bit easier.

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising

Where To Get The Best Price For Passport Photos

Posted by Jen King on 10/1/19 12:44 PM

Before jumping off to start living in China for a semester or volunteering in Mexico, you need your passport. Duh. But in order to get your passport, you're going to need some passport photos.

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

Budget Meals In Moscow

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/23/19 3:14 PM

Headed to Russia? Here's how to try some local food and keep your budget. 

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Topics: Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

Throw A Party To Fundraiser For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/10/19 10:34 AM

Check out what Zoe A. (who volunteered in China and Thailand with ILP) did to fund raise and earn money.  This one event helped her a ton and made it possible for her to spend a semester abroad!

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising

Sign Up For Your Semester Abroad Now, Pay Later

Posted by Jen King on 8/29/19 11:57 AM

Want to be volunteering in Europe or adventuring in Asia ... but can't pay for it right now? We can help. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

Ten Semesters Abroad For The Price Of One

Posted by Jen King on 8/29/19 9:30 AM

If you've done your research and compared study abroad and volunteering programs, you probably already know that one of the biggest benefits of the ILP program is that you only have to pay for the first semester. Seriously.

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

Volunteer In China With Your Spouse For Half The Price

Posted by Jen King on 8/27/19 2:51 PM

Week-long honeymoons are a thing of the past, people. How does a four month long international honeymoon sound to you? Zip lining through bamboo forests, hiking unreal mountains, and exploring monasteries. Sounds pretty good to me, too. 

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Topics: Asia, Saving Money + Fundraising

Does Your Bank Have High International ATM Fees?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/7/19 11:29 AM

You're bringing your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM machine while living in a foreign country, aren't you? We highly recommend it. This is the easiest way of handling your finances while living abroad for four months.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Exploring The World For Nearly 30 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We share our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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