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Pro Tips For Your Trip To Jiuzhaigou Park

Posted by Jen King on 7/25/17 4:51 PM

Planning a trip to Jiuzhai Valley National Park in China? Lucky you! This is one of my favorite vacations in China. That being said, there's several tips to make the most of your experience.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How To Get To & Around This Turquoise Blue Lake National Park In China

Posted by Jen King on 7/25/17 1:07 PM

This is another incredible vacation spot to add to your travel bucket list...and dare I say one of my top 3 favorite China travel destinations?

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Touch Heaven When You Climb Mount Emei In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/19/17 8:08 AM

We love our mountains in China — and we have just one more to add to your list. Come sleep in a monastery and climb to the top to get as close to heaven as you can on this mountain!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Places You Absolutely Can’t Miss In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/17 8:41 AM

Sorry to make this harder than it needs to be, but there are about a million cool places in China you’ll need to see when  you go! But luckily for you, we’ve narrowed it down to the must-see spots. 

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Topics: China

Travel The World With Your Spouse!

Posted by Jen King on 6/27/17 4:04 AM


Looking for memorable adventures with your spouse? We checked in with Joe and Ivy Wilson who have been living abroad, volunteering, and traveling the world for the better part of a year to see how they did it.

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Topics: Russia, China, ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In China

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/26/17 4:01 PM

So you’ve heard of the Great Wall and you get the deal with chopsticks, but I can bet you had no idea you could spend a day at the beach or snuggle with baby tigers in this country! 

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Topics: China

Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Vacation To All The Places On The Back Of Your Chinese Yuan

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/10/17 1:46 PM

Chinese money is so colorful and pretty, especially the super cool scenes on the back of each yuan (their cash), which is excellent news because……you can see all the pretty pretty places  in real life if you plan your vacations right!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations

Wander The Most Famous Street In Suzhou, China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/5/17 10:35 AM

No, you're not in Italy when you make it to this cool street with canals and bridges. You're in China! Shantang is a really unique street that has been around for more than 1,100 years. I would definitely spend time walking along and exploring what feels like "real, ancient China".

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/24/17 12:41 PM

ILP isn’t just for when you’re single — we have countries all over that you can volunteer in with your spouse! We even have one country where the both of you go for the price of just one person — score.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Haiti

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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