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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) you need at least 3 good references. Well, if you have no idea who to put down, or who to have write you a letter of recommendation, then you're in luck. We've brainstormed and made a list of the best reference ideas to help you shine bright throughout the application process. 

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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 careerwise 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

A semester abroad with ILP is typically 3-5 months. Don't feel confined to one semester though! Consider taking a gap year with ILP - a year full of travel, growth, experience, and memories while making a difference around the world.

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

How To Describe Your Semester Abroad Experience On A Resume

Posted by Jen King on 3/12/15 10:51 AM

So you've completed the incredible experience of taking a semester abroad. It's hard enough trying to explain to your friends and family who have never been there exactly what you saw and went through, let alone listing your experiences professionally on a resume. Here's some tips.

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Topics: 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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