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How My Semester With ILP Prepared Me For An LDS Mission

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/12/17 11:00 AM

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.

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

What Medicines Are Hard To Find Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:57 AM

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).

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

Visit The Breathtaking Marieta Islands In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:17 AM

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. 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

I'm Afraid I'll Miss My Friends And Family During My Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/9/17 12:45 PM

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.

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Topics: Life Abroad

Save A Little Money Every Week To Help Pay For Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/8/17 12:41 PM

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! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

Here’s One Thing No One Told You About Haiti

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/7/17 2:10 PM

Who would have thought this giant mountaintop fortress is hiding in Haiti? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Haiti

The Biggest Reasons You Need To Stop Overlooking Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/6/17 9:16 AM

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. 

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Topics: Mexico

The Cutest Island In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/5/17 11:41 AM

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.

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

What ILP Humanitarian Program Is Right For Me?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/4/17 6:10 AM

Did you know ILP has 3 countries which are home to our Humanitarian Programs? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Do I Need Power Adapters And Converters During My Semester Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/3/17 10:45 AM

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.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

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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