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Apps That Save You Money On Food

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/21/17 2:46 PM

We're all about saving money at ILP (International Language Programs) because that means more money doing the things you really want to do (traveling right!?).

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Topics: Student Hacks, Saving Money

Come Home With A Book Of Mormon Full Of Memories

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/20/17 8:49 AM

I hope you’re planning on taking tons of pictures of your semester abroad and will be keeping a journal (or maybe a blog) but have you thought about using your Book of Mormon to help you remember your adventures. It sounds weird, but trust me.

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

The Coolest Cafes In Lithuania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/19/17 12:27 PM

We love Lithuania. I mean it, we LOVE this country. Who wouldn’t be happy in a country where a cup of hot chocolate is literally melted chocolate? Yum. If there wasn’t more to love, as it turns out, Kaunus and Vilnius have some of the coolest cafes around.

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Topics: Lithuania, Hidden Gems

How To Travel If You Are A Picky Eater

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/18/17 6:00 AM

Want to travel the world but worried what you will eat? I mean, what does breakfast look like in China? Do Russians really eat beet soup? Don't worry. Being a little afraid of the food in foreign countries is all part of the experience. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

China Just Opened A Glass Walkway Over Their Grand Canyon

Posted by Jen King on 1/17/17 3:33 PM

...but you might want to reconsider going to check it out. Here's why.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, News, Hidden Gems

Hey Lithuania! Can You Find The Uzupis Swing??

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/16/17 12:01 PM

Turns out Lithuania is a land of hidden gems…from donut cafes to secretly awesome thrift stores and the city of Vilnius has one more adventure….can you find it?

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Topics: Lithuania, Saving Money, Hidden Gems

5 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/15/17 9:24 AM

When thinking of beaches we usually think of tropical destinations like Mexico or Hawaii, but did you know some of the most beautiful beaches (EVER!) can be found in Europe?

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Poland

Cool Things To Help You Get Past The Language Barrier

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/14/17 9:40 PM

Not everyone who travels understands and speaks the local language of the country they're visiting. That can make it difficult to communicate even your simplest needs and wants. Charades work well and so does pulling out a pocket size phrase book, but what if you are in a hurry and need an answer fast?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Looking For A Sunny Beach In China?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/13/17 10:25 AM

I know, I know...we're constantly adding new places to your "must visit" list in China, but that's because there's SO many amazing places there. Xiamen is one of em!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Make A Bucket List Journal

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/12/17 7:13 AM

If you are dreaming of travel, trust us; you are going to want to keep a bucket list journal and even have ways to do it without writing a thing (it’s real, we promise!) We’ve got all the tips you need to make a notebook full of all the future adventures you’ve yet to take. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Finding Your Best Self

Exploring The World For Over 20 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.


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