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Our Favorite Way To Get Off The Great Wall Of China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/7/17 2:23 PM

When you’re living in China for a semester you’ve got to visit the Great Wall (and a few other places, like the Shanghai Wild Animal Park) but what part of the wall will you see? And how are you going to get up to the wall? Or get off of it? I mean, you can hike or you can take a toboggan ride down — the choice is yours … but we’ve got a few ideas on what we think you should do.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

10 Reasons Disneyland Shanghai Is A Huge Hit!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/5/17 12:32 PM

China does a lot of things right, but Disneyland in Shanghai is one of our newest obsessions! With everything you can do in China, you wouldn't think Disneyland would be one of ILP China volunteers favorite vacation spots, but it is! There are many reasons we love Disneyland Shanghai, but these are the top 10.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

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

8 Things You Should Know Before Your First Trip To China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/23/17 11:05 AM

China is one of my favorite places in the world! But, if we're being honest it was quite the adjustment compared to traveling to Europe or anywhere else I had ever been.

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Topics: China, Life Abroad

The Most Instagrammable Spots In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/16/17 11:02 AM


After living in China for a semester, you can’t really go home unless you put every single one of these places on the ‘gram. 

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Topics: China

How To Visit China Without Speaking Chinese

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/14/17 11:18 AM

So you want to visit China but you don’t speak a word of Chinese — turns out, that’s not even a bit of a problem! Seriously — I actually lived in China and got by just fine.

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

The Easiest Way To Book A Train Ticket In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/2/17 2:45 PM

Headed to China but have no idea how to actually book a train ticket (or even speak a single word of Mandarin?) Not a problem — we promise! 

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Topics: China, Travel Tips

The Best Halloween Party In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/29/17 4:49 PM

On my third trip with International Language Programs(ILP) I volunteered in Guzhen, China as a head teacher. Guzhen will always hold a special place in my heart! The school I volunteered at, my ILP group and the kids we taught were amazing. I miss China everyday and often think of the fun memories I made there. One of my favorite being our Halloween party, because first of all, I love Halloween and second... just wait until you see these pictures.

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Topics: China, In the Classroom

Take This Magical Dragon Boat Ferry Ride In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/25/17 9:56 AM



While you’re touring around Shanghai, how about taking a day trip to the water town of West Lake? It’s only an hour by train and gives you the chance to relax with a dreamy ferry ride after a day of shopping and site-seeing in the city. 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

New ILP Programs Opening In China!

Posted by Jen King on 10/24/17 4:03 PM

International Language Programs is continuing to grow. That's important for you to know because it means we're able to provide more opportunities for those who are interested in volunteering abroad! 

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Topics: China, ILP Basics, News

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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