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Visit Guanajuato: The Cutest, Most Colorful City In Mexico!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/29/19 4:21 PM

This is a favorite place for our ILP volunteers to visit during their semester abroad in Mexico. It's easy to get to (luckily so close to where ILP volunteers live!), crazy colorful, and has the best shopping. Many volunteers actually end up going more than once because they just can't get enough.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

What Happens During The First Few Days Of Your Semester Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/21/19 12:01 PM

Getting ready for your semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs (ILP)? There's a lot of unknowns when you're getting ready to live in a country you've never been to and we know it can be a little nerve wracking!

Here's a general outline of what typically happens the first few days of your semester  we'll be there to support you! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Host A Cook-Off + Earn Money For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/17/19 2:39 PM

Trying to make a semester work out but aren't sure how to come up with the money you need? Fundraising is one way volunteers have funded most or all of their trip. We've had volunteers have luck with this cook off idea in the past and wanted to fill you in.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

Q+A With Brenna, A Volunteer In Uganda, Africa

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/17/19 11:08 AM

Uganda, Africa is our newest volunteer destination and it has exceeded all of our expectations! Brenna, who is one of the first volunteers there answered some questions for us, giving you insight on what her experience has been like spending a semester abroad in Uganda.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Uganda

How To Workout When You Don't Have A Gym

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/15/19 4:31 PM

Just because you don't have a gym close by doesn't mean you can't workout during your semester abroad.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money, Finding Your Best Self

Taking A Trip To Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/11/19 1:43 PM

Puerto Viejo is one of the most popular beach destinations for the Caribbean side of the country. We've gathered all the info you need to make planning this trip easy!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Costa Rica

Hike To The Gorgeous San Ramon Waterfall In Nicaragua

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/6/19 3:35 PM

Nicaragua offers a lot of outdoor activities and this hike to the San Ramon Waterfall is one of our favorites! 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Nicaragua

Abby Just Got Back From Her 2nd Semester Volunteering in Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/2/19 1:08 PM

Abby F. was one of the first volunteers in Haiti when the ILP program opened there and recently returned from her second semester there as a Head Teacher. Here are some of her thoughts about how the program in Haiti has changed over time and why she absolutely loved her time there.

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

Visit The Huasteca Region In Mexico For Unreal Outdoor Adventures

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/23/19 3:59 PM

Huasteca is a region in Mexico that ILP volunteers have raved about as a must visit, gorgeous place! Here's what you need to know so you can make this amazing trip happen during your own semester in Mexico!

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

Visit Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic For The Best Outdoor Adventures

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/12/19 12:28 PM

There are so many amazing places to visit in the Dominican Republic — but we're big fans of Jarabacoa.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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