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Traveling By Bus In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/15/18 8:40 AM


While you’re volunteering in Central America for a semester or just traveling around, you’ll probably be taking a lot on buses. Here’s your go-to-guide about doing just that.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Nicaragua

15 Letters You Can Write To Find Strength

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/14/18 8:46 AM

Write letters to yourself and look back on them to find motivation, comfort, peace, and strength!

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Topics: Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

What Do I Do With My Car While I'm Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/13/18 4:07 PM

There is a lot you need to get in order before you spend a semester volunteering abroad with ILP! Have you thought about what to do with your car yet?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

Look How One ILP Volunteer Served Her Students 

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/12/18 4:10 PM

You can make a huge impact on the kids you are teaching English to or working with in the Orphanage Program! Here's how one ILP volunteer served her students outside of the classroom.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference

We Found The Most Magical Butterly Hike In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/11/18 2:36 PM

Picture standing in the forests of Mexico, surrounded by millions and millions of golden, Monarch butterflies. If you spend a semester abroad in Mexico you can totally make this happen, all for around $2.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Find The"The Times We Had" Wall In Tallinn, Estonia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/10/18 4:49 PM

When visiting the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia you can't miss out on the "The Times We Had" wall! It offers a gorgeous view of the city and Instagram worthy photo location. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

How I Traveled Cheap (And What I'd Recommend)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/9/18 11:13 AM

Traveling cheap is a learned art and not one for the faint of heart. It takes commitment, dedication to sticking to your budget, and sacrifices at times ... but it is SO WORTH IT!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

Your Go-To-Guide For Volcano Boarding In Nicaragua

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/8/18 3:03 PM

If you are going to be volunteering in Central America or even just near Leon on a vacation, you have got to check out volcano boarding.

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Topics: Nicaragua

Everything You Need To Know About The Canton Tower In Guangzhou, China

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/7/18 4:44 PM

When I say the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China is a can't miss, I really mean it's a CAN'T MISS. The views, the rides (yep, I said rides) and just the sheer height of this tower make this a easy bucket list item for all you ILP volunteers!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How Do I Know What Type Of ILP Teaching Supplies To Bring?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/6/18 12:25 PM

If you’re an ILP volunteer, you’ll need to bring over 1 suitcase full of teaching supplies to use in your ILP lessons (unless you're volunteering at the European orphanage) — the question is, what supplies should I bring?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, 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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