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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

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 Henkel 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 Henkel 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 Henkel 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

 


*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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