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Jen King

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Are You Prepared If Your VPN Stops Working In China On April 1, 2018?

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 as of April 1, 2018. April fools? Maybe not.

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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: ILP Basics, News, Making a Difference, 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, ILP Basics, News

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 - yeah 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 get to live like the locals do: buy handmade jewelry from the cute elderly lady across the road, become a chopsticks pro, and ride the local bus to your favorite park on Saturday.  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: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, 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, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Your Complete Guide To Seeing Huanglong, China

Posted by Jen King on 8/25/17 7:51 AM

There's this place up in the mountains way deep in central China with cascading turquoise pools...it's the kind of place Pinterest dreams are made of. If you're preparing to volunteer in Asia, you better be considering Huanglong for your travel destination.

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your iPhone

Posted by Jen King on 8/16/17 7:03 AM

If you're preparing for an international trip (like a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs!), but your cell phone provider doesn't have the best of options for international data...you probably want to do a SIM card. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics

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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