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20 Things You Have To Do In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/30/16 1:47 PM

While you are living abroad and teaching English in China or even just taking a quick trip and trying to get in as much as possible, there are so many incredible things to do! We've put together a list of 20 things you HAVE to check out while you're traveling and exploring this part of Asia.

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Topics: China, Life Abroad

Top Tips For Using The Moscow Metro

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/29/16 3:14 PM

You are all set to venture out into the fabulous city of Moscow, Russia, but don’t pass up the chance to experience the metro! Avoid traffic and taxis by going deep underground into a whole different world…but what if you don’t speak a word of Russian? 

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Topics: Russia, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Check out this National Park near Zhongshan, China

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 9/28/16 3:00 PM

In case you didn't know, China is an incredible country, full of natural beauty. If you are visiting or living in Southern China, you have to take a day trip to Guifeng Mountain National Forest Park and enjoy the mountain air for a day.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Which ILP Schools Have The Easiest LDS Church Access?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/27/16 1:42 PM

Don’t miss out on the chance to go to church while you serve abroad! You can participate in an LDS ward no matter what country you’ll be volunteering in with ILP, but there are a few schools that have a church house (or even have a temple!) close to your school. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Thailand, Life Abroad, LDS, Romania

Don't Miss This View of the Islands of Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 9/26/16 3:02 PM

Some of the best places to see in Thailand are in Phi Phi Island. When you travel to Asia, don't forget to make the trip here!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

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

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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