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Boca Chica Is Your Ideal Panama Paradise

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/26/18 9:43 AM

If you’ll be volunteering in Central America with ILP, you’ll get vacation days. Now, you’re welcome to hang out in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, islands in the Caribbean or Mexico on vacation …. but we think you should add Panama to your list.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Why You Don't Need The "Fancy" Stuff When Traveling Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/25/18 9:36 AM

You're going to want to try all the food and do everything you can while you are volunteering abroad. Here's how not getting the "fancy" stuff can save you money and give you more to spend on memories!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Saving Money

What It's Like To Serve Abroad With A Group Of Strangers

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/24/18 4:22 PM

There are many benefits to volunteering abroad with ILP and getting your own ILP group a big one! While it's awesome to get a group to travel with, it can also be kind of nerve wracking not knowing who you're going with. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

10 Free Things To Do In Iasi

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/23/18 4:11 PM

If you’ve always wanted to volunteer in an orphanage with ILP, you’ll call the Romanian city of Iasi home during your trip! Here are our favorite (free) things to do in your city.

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Topics: Romania

Be Prepared When Taking Online Classes (And Living Abroad)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/22/18 4:03 PM

No matter if your volunteering in Central America or living in China for a semester, planning ahead and making sure you're prepared is vital. If you're planning on taking online classes while living abroad, it even more important for you to be prepared -- for living AND taking your classes! Let me help you out.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Build Your Resume

Visit This Costa Rican City For Beachy Vibes

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/21/18 3:39 PM

Looking for beachy vibes? This is the city for you! With a golden beach and warm water we don't blame you if you never want to leave.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Costa Rica

How To Get Ahold Of My ILP Volunteer Fast In An Emergency

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/20/18 2:48 PM

One of the scariest parts of sending a volunteer abroad is the idea of anything happening and not being able to reach them. While that is a valid concern, I'm here to tell you there are more ways to reach them quickly than you may realize!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

Phrases To Know If You’re Traveling To Poland

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/19/18 2:26 PM

Volunteering in Eastern Europe? Or just headed to Poland for a rad week of vacationing? Either way, it would be very helpful to know at least a few phrases in the local language.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Poland

Can I Meet My ILP Group Before I Leave?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/18/18 2:23 PM

So, you've applied, been accepted, assigned and now you get to see the ever anticipated ILP group list. Remember in 3rd grade when you'd run to see who was in your class when they posted the list on the door? Anyone else?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

How Your ILP Group Will Impact Your Semester

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/17/18 2:15 PM

There are really so many perks when you volunteer abroad with ILP, but one of the biggest reasons people choose ILP is because of the groups! Traveling alone can be really intimidating and there are more benefits to having a group than you'd ever think.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

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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