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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
High school, what college to go to, which major to choose, getting a grown up job…welcome to the world of making hard life decisions. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather think about taking a vacation in Indonesia or maybe exploring Lithuanian cafes instead.
Just like with anything we do in life (whether in the States or Canada or somewhere abroad), there are risks. It's all about putting yourself in the best position to lessen those risks.
During the summer we get to reverse the ILP program a little bit. Chinese and Ukrainian students come to the USA and participate in a summer camp here!