It's finally here! You'll be waking up early tomorrow to start your trip abroad. After planning for weeks I bet you are stoked beyond belief (and maybe have a dose of the nerves). You're probably packed by now and all ready to go, but don't forget to do these things the day before you leave!
Mexico, the land of colorful streets, (REALLY) good tacos and the opportunity to volunteer and teach extremely cute kids. You'll easily fall in love with Mexico and all it has to offer during your semester living abroad.
Sometimes the only thing in your way of a new adventure is money. Don't let that stop you! There are tons of ways to find cheap flights or discounts - I'm all about that! This hack is a quick way to find great deals, I use it to daydream and plan trips too much now-a-days. Check it out!
Lucky Russia volunteers! You and your ILP group have the opportunity to travel to St. Petersburg during your semester living abroad with International Language Programs (ILP)! With rich history and beautiful things to see, you're smart to visit! When you're there, here are some things you've just gotta do!
Don't read ANY more if you aren't ready to have your heart melt and fall in love with these cute kids at the Haitian orphanage! They will make you want to pack your suitcase and hop on a plane ASAP.
Depending where you volunteer for your semester with International Language Programs(ILP), you may be staying with a host family. Host families are so fun and sometimes they feel like a second family for you! After your semester living abroad with them, you are definitely going to want to tell them "Thank You!" Here are a few ideas how!
During your semester living abroad you need to travel and see as much as you can! Volunteering for a semester in Europe will give you plenty of countries to choose from and will be an easy way to visit a lot of those countries. When deciding where to go, remember Paris is never a bad choice! You'll have tons to do in Paris, one of the coolest things being the Catacombs.
Going on a trip without snacks is like going to a movie without... Okay, let's just say it's the worst! Packing snacks is a lifesaver. It will save you on long layovers when everything at the airport is ridiculously expensive and it's nice to have something if you get hungry in between meals on the plane.
Topics: Travel Tips
When you get to a new country most things will be unfamiliar. The people, food, language and apartment are just a few! Anything you can find that is familiar is good and and can be really helpful especially as you adjust to your new surroundings.