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What ILP Countries Can You Uber and Lyft In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/17 8:51 AM

Wondering how to get around a new country that’s your home for the next semester? Not a worry. There are tons of ways to see your city … you can even take Uber and Lyft in these ILP countries.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Poland

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

Get A Tram Ride On The Tallest Tower in China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/7/17 9:00 AM

You’ll need to be brave because this tram ride is on top of one of the tallest structures in all of China (second only to the tower in Shanghai!) … which is also the 4th tallest free standing tower in the whole world! You’ll get some awesome panoramic pictures while you’re 1,492 feet up in the air, that’s for sure. 

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Look What One ILP Volunteer Did After Her Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/6/17 11:09 AM

Coming home from a semester with ILP means coming home with lots of pictures, amazing memories with your ILP group and a few more stamps in your passports (and a tiny bit of a broken heart after saying goodbye to your kiddos!). But for one ILP China volunteer, coming back meant teaching professionally — back in Asia!

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

Take A Weekend Trip To The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/5/17 9:33 AM

The monasteries in Romania are some of the most picturesque things you'll probably ever see. With intricate paintings and beautiful colors you will be in awe! If you're looking for something to do on a Saturday while you are serving at the orphanage program in Iasi, check out this little spot!

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

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

Don’t Miss These Spring Holidays In Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/3/17 3:50 PM

Have Romania on your bucket list? If not, you should because there are some ah-mazing sites to see in this country. And for anyone who wants a really unique experience, come here spring semester …. there are rad holidays that only happen in the February, March and April. 

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Topics: Romania

Things That Are Cheaper In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/2/17 3:09 PM

Lucky China volunteers, you're going to find some pretty rad deals while volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP). Basically, everything is cheaper there which is reason 1,357,790 why China is amazing. Here's what you can expect to find for really good prices.

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Topics: China, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Don't Miss Out On Student Discounts At These Places In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/1/17 12:05 PM

Okay, we're all about saving money because the more you save on the little things the more money you have to do important things like cool activities, eating good food and seeing amazing sights during your time abroad! Here's a hack that will totally help you during your trip abroad. Use it as often as you can because a couple bucks here and there adds up.

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Topics: China, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Free LDS Coloring Pages For Your Long Flight

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/30/17 11:12 AM

Trying to think of ways to stay busy on a long flight to Europe or Asia? Or maybe you need to pass the time on a long train or bus ride to your new favorite vacation spot? Print off these free LDS coloring pages and pack up some colored pencils and you’ll start to look forward to a 6 hour bus ride in Mexico!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, LDS

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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