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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

Why I Took A Break From School To Volunteer

Posted by Jen King on 4/9/17 8:27 AM

...And why I'm glad I did it.

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Topics: Mexico, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

6 Ways Traveling Makes You Grateful

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/26/17 9:42 AM

While traveling you'll experience new things that can be really exciting, challenging, stretching, beautiful, unique and so worth it. You'll have new favorite foods, new stories to tell, new friends and new ideas.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

6 Books You Need To Read In Your 20's

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/12/17 5:06 PM

Your 20's can be a crazy time in life. Figuring out what you are doing with your life does not happen overnight and takes some real searching. 

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

Life Changing Experiences from the DR

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 2/6/17 11:04 AM

While you volunteer your time and service in a country that is largely underprivileged, you're bound to have some experiences you'll never forget.

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

5 Reasons Why I Loved Living With A Host Family

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/9/17 9:59 AM

While volunteering in Ukraine I lived with a host family. It was just me and my host parents (and their cat!). I was pretty nervous...

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Topics: Ukraine, Lithuania, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

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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