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Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Posted by Emily Cummings 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: Asia, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

How To Find Flight Deals From Kiev To Your Dream European Spots

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/22/21 9:30 AM

European vacations can tend to get pricey, but if you're a budget traveler you're in luck! There are several airlines with flights from Kiev for cheap.

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

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

What's The Best Way To Pay For Things While Traveling?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/7/20 9:04 AM

I had a few questions on how to pay for things before I spent a whole semester traveling around Asia with ILP — would cash be best? What about my credit card? Anything else I should know? Sit tight, because all of those questions (and more) are answered below. 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Which ILP Countries Are Best If I’m On A Tight Budget?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/2/20 10:15 AM

If you're wanting to save the most money but still have weekends full of adventures, you'll want to check out our most affordable ILP countries. 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising, Caribbean

Hey Canadian Volunteers! Save Money By Getting A US Bank Account

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/18/20 11:57 AM

ILP’s based in the United States, but we have Canadian volunteers go abroad with us every semester. And we want to help you avoid some transaction fees on your ILP program fee by getting a US bank account — here’s how. 

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

Free And Really Cheap Things To Do In Iasi, Romania

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/26/20 9:00 AM

If you're headed to Iasi, Romania for a semester abroad with International Language Programs, you're in luck! There are so many things to do in this beautiful city that are very easy on the wallet.

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Topics: Europe, Saving Money + Fundraising

Our Picks For Top Cheapest Countries To Visit Around The World

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 6/17/20 10:54 AM

Want to know what beautiful, unique countries around the world are also the most budget-friendly? Here's the list of our very favorite destinations that won't eat up all of your savings—making it so you can travel to even more places! 

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Topics: All The Travel Tips, Saving Money + Fundraising

Bank Cards With No International ATM Fees

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/21/20 10:08 AM

I probably spent a couple of hundred dollars on ATM fees while traveling until switching my card. 

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

The Easiest Ways For Students To Make Money

Posted by Emma Bench on 4/27/20 8:00 AM

Being in college is super fun but also super expensive. College students, here's how you can make some extra cash to help you out.

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Topics: Saving Money + Fundraising, Tips For Your Twenties

 


*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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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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