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!
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.
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?"
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...