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Don't Rely On Gmail In China...Here's Why!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/1/17 2:06 PM

If you're planning on taking online classes or keeping in touch while living in China for a semester, here's one travel hack you don't want to miss. Picking the right email domain can make or break your experience!

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Topics: China, Travel Tips, Build Your Resume

What Happens After The Semester Is Over?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/6/17 8:26 AM

People who like to travel are cool, but people who travel with ILP are even cooler — here’s what a few of our alumni have been up to.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Build Your Resume, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

8 Study Hacks To Help You Ace Your Test

Posted by Jen King on 4/26/17 12:00 AM

While you're in school, studying is going to be on your weekly schedule right? Use these tips to study better and hopefully see better results on your grades.

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Topics: Build Your Resume, Finding Your Best Self

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

Learn A Language by Living Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/24/16 5:56 PM

The best way to learn is language is by immersion, so why not live abroad for a semester to finally master Spanish?

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Build Your Resume, Romania, Dominican Republic

Improve Your Resume By Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Posted by Kayla McGill on 3/16/16 11:00 AM

Looking for the right job for you is stressful enough, so don't make it even harder by making these common mistakes! Having a good resume is one of the keys to landing that job.

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Topics: Build Your Resume

Using Your ILP Experience To Help With An Elementary Education Degree

Posted by Kayla McGill on 3/9/16 10:00 AM

Something that lots of people find when they are volunteering abroad with ILP is that they end up loving their kids more than they expected (even more than the travel part!). This is especially true if you are volunteering to get more experience for your Elementary Education major. Here are all the reasons why it is SO awesome to get the ILP experience, especially if you are going into Elementary Education.

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Topics: Build Your Resume, In the Classroom

How To Choose The Best Reference

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 1/6/16 3:58 PM

References. It seems to me that everywhere you look (job applications, college applications, any type of application — even to volunteer abroad!) you need at least three good references. Who do you ask? 

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Topics: Build Your Resume

Why You're Choosing The Wrong Major

Posted by Jen King on 7/19/15 8:30 AM


Deciding what you want to do career-wise is a huge decision and the first step is choosing a major. Right? 

Nope. Just hear me out for one second because you're probably going about this all wrong. 

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

See The World For A Year On $350 A Month

Posted by Jen King on 3/20/15 1:49 PM

Wondering how you can visit dozens of cities and countries all over the world, for just a few hundred dollars a month? Come volunteer with ILP.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

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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