Deciding to volunteer abroad with ILP is a big deal and you are bound to have lots of questions. We get it! We have all been there at one point or another and want to help you out.
There are some major perks to traveling with a group - who knows? You might end up with a whole group of travel-buddies to keep exploring with long after your semester abroad is over.
Topics: Benefits of Volunteering
Heading off to college can be scary for someone who's never been on their own. 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!
You can make a huge impact on the kids you are teaching English to or working with in the Orphanage Program, but here's how one ILP volunteer served her students outside of the classroom.
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.
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". Now what?
When volunteering with ILP you will become extremely attached to your students, and saying goodbye is going to be pretty rough, just so you know.