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Jen King

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Your Guide On How To Grow Your Travel Instagram Account

Posted by Jen King on 6/29/18 2:50 PM

The best way to grow your following is to have a beautiful, interesting account! Working on your content is the best way to get your photos out into the world and we've got some tips for you below.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Finding Your Best Self, Benefits of Volunteering

All About How To Do A Facebook Fundraiser

Posted by Jen King on 6/24/18 5:11 PM

Getting ready to start up a Facebook fundraiser to help you afford your semester volunteering abroad with ILP? Awesome! Here's some tips first.

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Topics: Saving Money, Student Hacks, ILP Basics, Semester Preparation, Benefits of Volunteering

Are You Prepared If Your VPN Stops Working In China?

Posted by Jen King on 3/16/18 3:12 PM

There's rumors circling the internet that China is going to shut down VPN use. Are you ready? 

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

Come Volunteer With ILP In Central America

Posted by Jen King on 12/20/17 2:04 PM

ILP is excited to expand into a new part of the world and offer you two new countries with service opportunities and, of course  — tons of adventure! You can now participate in service trips to Central America.

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Topics: News, Making a Difference, ILP Basics, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

New ILP Programs Opening In China!

Posted by Jen King on 10/24/17 4:03 PM

International Language Programs is continuing to grow. That's important for you to know because it means we're able to provide more opportunities for those who are interested in volunteering abroad! 

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Topics: China, News, ILP Basics

How To Read A Chinese Train Ticket

Posted by Jen King on 10/18/17 5:03 AM

When I picked up my life and decided to travel around China for a semester abroad I knew I was ready for a huge adventure because I didn't speak even a tiny bit of Mandarin (I even Googled how to say hello the night before I left).

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

4 Handy Websites While You're Living In China

Posted by Jen King on 10/8/17 6:03 AM

The best part about spending an entire semester abroad for your volunteer trip is that you see and do waaaaaaay more than you could on a quick 2 week trip!  You might as well try out the Chinese websites that all the locals use, too ... right?

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Topics: China, Life Abroad

Why Is Learning To Speak English So Important?

Posted by Jen King on 10/4/17 3:04 PM

Traveling abroad and participating in humanitarian programs is the dream! Experience a foreign country and make new friends while also making a difference?

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Topics: Making a Difference, ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Why I Decided To Volunteer In China Over Other Countries

Posted by Jen King on 9/21/17 11:25 AM


I was an English teacher in China for about 5 months with International Language Programs (ILP). When I tell people that, they always think it's pretty cool that I've traveled ... but they always ask, "Why China?"
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Topics: China, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

How To Get To The Best Viewpoint In Yangshuo

Posted by Jen King on 9/10/17 4:04 PM

Yangshuo is one of my favorite China travel destinations - and pretty much every ILP volunteer who has spent a semester in China agrees with me! It's also home to some of the best scenes for your Instagram photos and this is a really easy spot to get a great shot.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems, Travel Destinations

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.

ILP Semester Abroad

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