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Volunteer Again ... But This Time Let ILP Pay For Your Trip

Posted by Jen King on 3/21/22 9:30 AM

If you've done your research and compared study abroad and volunteering programs, you probably already know that there are a lot of reasons to choose ILP, but one of the biggest benefits we offer is that you only have to pay for the first semester. Seriously.

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

All About Fundraising For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Henkel on 1/11/22 12:08 PM

This is your one-stop shop for fundraising (seriously). Get the details on how to fundraise, where to start, and tons of ideas to get you inspired. 

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

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

How To Get Cheap Flights in Europe

Posted by Emily Henkel on 11/25/21 4:51 PM

Spending less money on flights to other European countries means more cash for gelato, piles of pastries, and stacks of macaroons — which is why I always use these tips.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Websites That Can Help You Fundraise!

Posted by Emily Ekker on 11/18/21 6:18 AM

These websites have helped make fundraising just a bit easier.

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising

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

Does Your Bank Have High International ATM Fees?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/30/21 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 a semester.

The best way to get foreign currency while living abroad is to bring your debit card and pull cash out of an ATM — but depending on where you bank, you could rack some serious fees if you don't do your research before leaving. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

How To Workout When You Don't Have A Gym

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/5/21 9:38 AM

Just because you don't have a gym close by doesn't mean you can't workout during your semester abroad.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

What 4 Months Of Traveling In Europe Cost Me

Posted by Emily Henkel on 7/29/21 10:49 AM

Right after college, I spent 4+ months living and traveling all over Europe — here’s what it cost me. 

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Topics: Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Posted by Emily Henkel on 6/21/21 8:30 AM

Yes! We love when friends decide to volunteer together (and we think you'll love the discount you both can snag by applying together). 

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Topics: Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

 


*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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