Tell me if one of these scenarios sounds familiar to you: You're dreaming of volunteering abroad with ILP in China, but you have a serious boyfriend/girlfriend at home you don't want to leave? OR, you decide to spend a semester volunteering in Europe (you have been accepted, finished your documents and everything) and then you meet "the one". Well, if one of them does...
Meet Santiago- probably the cutest 5 year old in all of Mexico. He is an ILP(International Language Programs) student and has been learning English with ILP for 2 years. And, would you just check out those dance moves?
If you didn’t know, ILP has two programs: Exchange and Humanitarian. While they do have some similarities (both programs let you give back and make a difference!) there are some differences that can help you figure out what country and what program is going to be the best choice for you.
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!
Meet Courtney S. who has gone on 6 trips abroad with International Language Programs (ILP). She has basically lived all of our travel dreams! During her time abroad she has visited incredible places and has been able to make a difference in numerous children's live.
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?"
One of the biggest things that ILP volunteers say after they return home from a volunteer experience abroad is that they miss the children they taught - they miss "their kids". If you're lucky enough, you may get to see them again!
International Language Programs (ILP) sends volunteers abroad to 10 different countries. In 9 out of those 10 countries you will be teaching English to the greatest, craziest, cutest and funniest kids in the world.