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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

Why I Put My Life On Hold To Travel

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/6/17 9:21 AM

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. 

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

Is It Safe To Live Abroad?

Posted by Jen King on 12/13/16 12:06 PM

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.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, LDS

Foreign Student Summer Camps in the USA!

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 12/12/16 10:29 AM

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! 

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference

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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