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3 Bank Cards With No International ATM Fees

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 3/22/18 10:08 AM

Trips abroad can be expensive (worth it), but why make it more expensive than it needs to be? Some banks, credit unions and credit cards offer ATM cards that don't have any international fees and some charge CRAZY fees just to access your cash (which would you rather have?)!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money, For The Parents

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Travel

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/21/18 10:15 AM

Yes, you'll have opportunities to travel throughout your life, but here's why should travel now.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

How Can I Keep In Touch With My Volunteer?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/20/18 9:35 AM

Sending your child on a semester abroad can be nerve-wracking, our program directors understand because they've been in your shoes when their daughters volunteered! You probably want to be able to talk to them regularly, so here are few easy ways you can keep in touch while they are volunteering for a semester with ILP! 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, For The Parents

Volunteer With Pandas In China

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 3/19/18 10:36 AM

There are so many reasons you should consider volunteering for a semester in China, but one of the big ones is the pandas! There aren't many places around the world you can visit pandas and even fewer places where you can volunteer to work with them!

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Why It’s Actually A Good Idea To Travel In The Rainy Season

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/18/18 11:03 AM

If you’re set to volunteer abroad, you might be living in a foreign country during the rainy season … but it turns out, that’s exactly when you want to travel.

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Topics: Thailand, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

10 Free (Or Super Cheap) Things To Do In Vilnius, Lithuania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/17/18 8:27 AM

Vilnius, Lithuania is full of things to do, but did you know that so many of those things are totally free?  Exploring Europe tends to be expensive, so if you're on a budget listen up and make the most of your experience in Lithuania.

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Topics: Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Saving Money, Hidden Gems

Are You Prepared If Your VPN Stops Working In China On April 1, 2018?

Posted by Jen King on 3/16/18 3:12 PM

There's rumors circling the internet that China is going to shut down VPN use as of April 1, 2018. April fools? Maybe not.

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

The Must See Volcano In Costa Rica

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/16/18 2:52 PM

Costa Rica is home to over 50 volcanoes, six of those are still active today! Here's the one you have to visit during your semester abroad in Costa Rica.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Costa Rica

Foods To Know Before Volunteering In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/15/18 1:01 PM

It’s no secret we love all the food there is to eat in Mexico, so we want to make sure all volunteers know the right lingo and get to taste our favs.

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

Traveling By Bus In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/14/18 9:04 AM

You’ll probably be taking a lot of buses while you’re volunteering in Central America — here’s your go-to guide for getting around by bus.

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Topics: Costa Rica

Exploring The World For Over 25 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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