My semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) before serving an LDS mission was the best decision I could have made! I not only learned more about myself, but I learned to be independent, how to overcome homesickness, to love people who may be different than me and how to work with others. Those lessons helped me tremendously while serving my mission.
You're climbing the Great Wall of China or visiting the Louvre in Paris when you feel a massive headache coming on. Luckily for you someone in your ILP group packed some Tylenol and has it in their bag (hopefully).
Wow, Mexico is amazing us daily with the incredibly beautiful places you can see. You won't be disappointed when you find yourself in Mexico. Whether it's during a gap year, your semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP), or just a quick getaway you'll never want to leave. The beauty of The Marieta Islands are no exception! You're going to die when you see how beautiful they are.
International Language Programs (ILP) gives you the opportunity to volunteer abroad all over the world. One of the unique things about volunteering with ILP is that you get an entire semester abroad - so that means about 4-5 months of totally taking the leap, leaving home, and finding a new one.
Topics: Life Abroad
Wondering how to save up for your semester with ILP? We’ve got lots of options to help you pay for your adventure — here’s another way that might work great for you, especially if you applied in advance!
When most people look at volunteering abroad, they want the most foreign adventure they can find (we're all about that, too)...but if you haven’t given much thought to Mexico, it’s time to change all of that. This is the most underrated country. For reals.
Okay, if you're volunteering in Mexico during your semester with International Language Programs (ILP) you're pretty lucky because you can visit Janitzio, which is a total hidden gem not far from where ILP volunteers live. You can find so many of the good things Mexico has to offer on this little island and it's a great place for a weekend trip.
Power adapters and coverters can be a confusing topic. It's hard to know what you will need, especially if you've never lived abroad before.