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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

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Travel

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/21/18 10:15 AM

Yes, you'll have opportunities to travel throughout your life, but here's why should travel now.

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

Why I Decided To Volunteer With ILP...Four Times!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 2/23/18 9:53 AM

Hi, my name is Lindsay and I'm an ILP addict. Let me explain...

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

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

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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