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12 Awesome Things You Didn't Know You Can Do in China!

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 9/25/16 11:43 PM

Guys, China is seriously one of the coolest place! Don't believe me? Check out these awesome things that you can do in China. 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad

Easy Ideas For Teaching Kitchen With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/24/16 5:35 PM


While volunteering abroad with ILP you'll be teaching the cutest kids using a really hands on method. Kitchen is one of the areas you'll be teaching and it is a favorite! Here are some quick ideas to help with your lesson planning!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Experience the Festival of Light in Romania

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 9/23/16 4:44 PM

Whenever I travel, I love going to festivals. Festivals are an excellent place to see the true culture of a city and country. If you are planning on taking a gap year, head to Romania, volunteer in an orphanage, and make sure you check out the Festivalul Luminii (Festival of Light) while you're there. 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

When Should I Apply If I Want to Be an ILP Head Teacher?

Posted by Jen King on 9/22/16 3:05 PM

Hooray! You must have loved your volunteer semester abroad with ILP so much that you're coming back for more eh? You're not the only one, so make sure you know when to apply to be a Head Teacher to help your chances of being chosen.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

20 Things You Have To Do In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/21/16 2:24 PM

Teaching English and going on some fabulous vacations while you volunteer abroad are a given, but don’t miss out on these must do’s while in Mexico. 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations

All About Visiting Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/20/16 12:05 PM

Iceland's Blue Lagoon is a must see while you are backpacking Europe and visiting Iceland! I mean, it's probably already on your bucket list right? Here are some tips and tricks to help you make those dreams come true!

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

Bring Home A Custom Leather Bag From The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/19/16 10:37 AM

You can bring home more than a stellar tan when you come back from volunteering abroad in the Dominican Republic. 

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Topics: Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

10 Ideas For Teaching Games With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/18/16 2:09 PM

Having trouble coming up with lesson plan ideas while you teach English overseas with ILP? If you are teaching 'Games' this week, we've got you covered!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Travel to Spain's Pink Lake While Volunteering in Europe

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 9/17/16 6:03 PM

You just submitted your application to volunteer abroad with International Language Programs (ILP), and you are hoping to volunteer in one of the many countries ILP sends volunteers to in Europe. So obviously, you begin researching all the top places you should travel to during your semester abroad. My advice-- make sure you check out all the incredible places you can see in Spain, including this awesome lake where the water is PINK!! 

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

How To Get Your Parents On Board After You Decide To Volunteer Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/16/16 11:00 AM

So, you are thrilled to be living abroad but your parents need some convincing…Now what? 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

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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