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It’s Okay If You Don’t Feel Prepared (At All) For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/18 2:24 PM

 

Even after tons of research and asking all the right questions, if you’re still a little nervous to be traveling and living abroad, that is totally normal.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering

Is The ISIC Card *Really* Worth Paying For?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/3/18 12:30 PM

If you've been accepted to volunteer abroad with ILP, you know that we recommend the ISIC insurance card for all travelers. Now, you -- and many other future ILP volunteers -- may be wondering if this card is actually worth paying for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

A Mom's Perspective On How ILP Changed Her Volunteer

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/31/18 11:32 AM

Is your child thinking of volunteering abroad? Here's what a mom of two former ILP volunteers says about the program and why she now wants all of her kids to serve abroad!

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self, For The Parents

What It's Like To Serve Abroad With A Group Of Strangers

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/24/18 4:22 PM

There are many benefits to volunteering abroad with ILP and getting your own ILP group a big one! While it's awesome to get a group to travel with, it can also be kind of nerve wracking not knowing who you're going with. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

How Your ILP Group Will Impact Your Semester

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/17/18 2:15 PM

There are really so many perks when you volunteer abroad with ILP, but one of the biggest reasons people choose ILP is because of the groups! Traveling alone can be really intimidating and there are more benefits to having a group than you'd ever think.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

How Can I Talk To Someone At ILP About My Questions?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/3/18 3:01 PM

Deciding to volunteer abroad with ILP is a big deal and you are bound to have lots of questions. We get it! We have all been there at one point or another and want to help you out. Don't leave those questions rattling around in your head; let us answer them!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

Do People Actually Stay Friends After Their ILP Semester?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/30/18 10:46 AM

There are some major perks to traveling with a group - who knows? You might end up with a whole group of travel-buddies to keep exploring with long after your semester abroad is over. 

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering

How A Semester Abroad Prepares You For College

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/18/18 7:34 AM

Heading off to college can be scary for someone who's never been on their own. It's a responsibility you have to be prepared for. Luckily, there are (fun) ways --like a semester abroad with ILP-- to prepare yourself before you dive head first into your first semester in college!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

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

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

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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