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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

How To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 11/26/16 11:19 AM

When it comes to chasing our dreams, and living a life that is full of passion and purpose...sometimes it just stays a dream. Everyone wants to become the best versions of themselves, but few actually do it. Be one of the few, follow these tips and start becoming the best version of yourself today! 

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

Top 5 Ways to Save Money in College

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 11/7/16 7:16 AM

As a college student, I am always trying to find ways to save money, but still have a fun college experience. At first, I thought it would be difficult to save up money to be able to do fun things, like spending a semester volunteering abroad. However, I was surprised to find that are so many easy ways to save money. Here are my top 5 money saving tips for college students.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

7 Tips To Keep You Safe While Traveling Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/16 4:52 PM

Whether you’ve never been out of the country or are an old pro, these tips will keep you safe. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

When Should I Apply If I Want to Be an ILP Head Teacher?

Posted by Jen King on 9/22/16 3:05 PM

Hooray! You must have loved your volunteer semester abroad with ILP so much that you're coming back for more eh? You're not the only one, so make sure you know when to apply to be a Head Teacher to help your chances of being chosen.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

What I Wish I Knew Before Going To Thailand

Posted by Jen King on 8/18/16 12:00 PM

I had the opportunity to volunteer in Thailand last summer and even a year later I'm still missing it like crazy. Thailand is AMAZING guys! After living in Thailand for four months, I've got some tips for you.

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Topics: Thailand, Benefits of Volunteering

Top 3 Reasons to Visit Sosua in the Dominican Republic

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 8/5/16 12:57 PM

I know, I know, we can't help but rave about how awesome the beaches in the Dominican Republic are, but hello the DR is part of an island after all! Sosua Beach is a must visit weekend trip when living and serving underprivileged children on this beautiful island. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

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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