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6 Ways Traveling Makes You Grateful

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/26/17 9:42 AM

While traveling you'll experience new things that can be really exciting, challenging, stretching, beautiful, unique and so worth it. You'll have new favorite foods, new stories to tell, new friends and new ideas.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

The Unique Royal Pavilion In England

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/25/17 8:21 AM

You read the title right... this is in Brighton, England- not India! So, when you find yourself taking a gap year or on a vacation during your semester with International Language Programs (ILP) you need to stop and check it out! This is a great place to go on a vacation if you are volunteering in Europe with ILP.

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

How The Orphange Program In Haiti Came To Be

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/23/17 12:08 PM

The Caribbean has such a rich culture and we are so excited to now provide opportunities to volunteer in Haiti with ILP! 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Haiti

Don’t Miss This Thrift Shop While In Lithuania!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/22/17 5:29 AM

Living abroad is all about finding a hidden gem or two and there is no better spot for that than thrift stores! Good news for everyone living in Lithuania; this country has some excellent places you gotta see.

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Topics: Lithuania, Hidden Gems

Eat This, Not That: Tips On How to Save Money When You're Living Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/21/17 1:37 PM

Gelato in Italy, noodles in China, pierogis in Poland, borscht in Russia, kibinai in Lithuania  — you get the picture. Seriously, one of the best things about travel is the food! I love to eat when I'm abroad, but am always so surprised at how quick my money goes when I'm not being careful. So don’t eat away your budget and keep these tips in mind while living abroad!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Support Your Experience Abroad With More Meaningful Prayers

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 2/20/17 3:04 PM

It's usually the times when we're struggling, out of our comfort zone, and feeling a bit unsure of what's coming when our efforts to pray increase right? The times we need help. If you're doing a semester abroad, you might be feeling these things (you're not alone!). Have you tried prayer?

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Topics: LDS

Check Out The Wieliczka Salt Mines In Poland

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/19/17 7:49 AM

Poland has some really unique things you need to see and do. The Wieliczka Salt Mines are something you'll want to add to your list, because you won't find anything else like it!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Poland

Can My Family Visit Me While I’m Volunteering?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/18/17 6:19 PM

If you're having a hard time convincing your parents how great of an experience it would be for you to live in Thailand for a semester, try telling them that they can come visit you! That might change things.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

10 Lesson Ideas For Teaching Drama with ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/17/17 11:25 PM

Worried about teaching your first drama lesson in a classroom of ILP students? Yeah, I was the same way. Hopefully these lesson ideas will help you prepare, which is half the battle! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

The Best Bakery In Lithuania!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/16/17 9:26 AM

We’ve found it; the very best bakery in all of Lithuania. Come for beautiful and delicious slices of cakes, the best Kibinai, old-fashioned American music and the cutest little cafe. Plan on fitting this cafe in your itinerary!

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Topics: Lithuania, Hidden Gems

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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