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Why You Should Become Friends With The Local Teachers At Your School

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/22/17 1:16 PM

One of my favorite things about volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP) is the people I have become friends with. There really are amazing people out there and this is a great opportunity to meet them. Some of the greatest I met were the local teachers at the schools I taught at. Here are some reasons why you should become friends with them...

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Topics: China, Life Abroad

Come Visit All The Disneylands Abroad With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/15/17 4:12 PM

Love Disney? Love to travel? Want to see all of the Disney parks while you travel? We thought so — learn all about where the Disney parks are and how you can see them all with ILP!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Thailand, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

The Best Shoes To Pack When Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/5/17 8:28 AM

Shoes make all the difference when you're traveling. You will be on your feet a ton while you explore the new cities you are in and you want to be comfortable! Here are some of the best shoes for traveling that will keep you cool in hot weather, warm in cold weather and comfortable wherever you are!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Your Go To Guide For Flea Markets!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/3/17 7:50 AM

Wanna know where to get the coolest souvenirs? Skip out on the stores and find a flea market. No, but really.

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

How To Tip Around The World

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/2/17 1:44 PM

Uh oh, you just got the bill for dinner while you're traveling through a foreign country and have no idea what to do. Do you tip here? Is it rude if you don’t? Is it rude if you do? Don’t panic! We’ve got the info you need.

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

Do You Know How Cool The Yungang Grottoes Are In China?!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/28/17 5:27 PM

I'm starting to understand why we've had some volunteers go to China multiple times - like more than one semester! China is SO cool and there is way to much to see in one semester abroad. You'll never run out of things to do! 

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Looking For Vacation Spots Near Weihai?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/22/17 9:53 AM

Hey, hey Weihai volunteers! You may be pretty far north but that doesn’t mean you don’t have some pretty rad vacation spots nearby.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems In Beijing

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/27/17 1:35 PM

When you think of Beijing, China you probably think of The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Great Wall of China right? All of those places are amazing,  but we've got some hidden spots for you too.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Can I Volunteer With My Friend?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/24/17 5:04 PM

Yes! We love when friends decide to do this experience together. And depending on what country you are thinking of traveling to, you both could save some serious money by applying together. 

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Topics: Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Saving Money

The Best Guides In Yangshuo

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/19/17 9:06 AM

You gotta go to Yangshuo while you are volunteering in China…you just gotta. And while you are there make sure you do all the things — to help you out with that, here are some of our favorite guides you can hire for the day!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

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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