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What It's Like To Volunteer Abroad When Your Boyfriend Is At Home

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 2/4/18 10:35 AM

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...

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

This Letter From An ILP Volunteer To Her Students Will Make You Cry

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/27/18 2:22 PM

When volunteering with ILP you will become extremely attached to your students. Just warning ya.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, In the Classroom

What You Should Know Before Living In The DR For The First Time 

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/11/17 9:22 AM

 
The Dominican Republic is home to some of the cutest kids around and also one of ILP's humanitarian programs! You will have many unique opportunities volunteering in the DR and will seriously love this beautiful country.  Here are a few things everyone should know if they are going to live in the DR for the first time!
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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Dominican Republic

Meet Santiago — An Adorable ILP Student In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/6/17 11:25 AM

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?

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Topics: Mexico, Benefits of Volunteering, In the Classroom

Are You Still Making A Difference If You Do The ILP Exchange Program?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/6/17 4:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, For The Parents

Look What One ILP Volunteer Did After Her Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/6/17 11:09 AM



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!

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Topics: China, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

How ILP Prepared Me For Motherhood

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/27/17 4:55 PM

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.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Why I Decided To Volunteer In China Over Other Countries

Posted by Jen King on 9/21/17 11:25 AM

 

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?"
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Topics: China, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

Going Back To See "Your Kids" Again

Posted by Jen King on 7/6/17 2:01 PM

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!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Romania

My Favorite Part About Teaching With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/6/17 11:20 AM

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.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, In the Classroom

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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