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What You Should Know Before Living In The DR For The First Time 

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/11/17 9:22 AM

 
The Dominican Republic is home to some of the cutest kids around and also one of ILP's humanitarian programs! You will have many unique opportunities volunteering in the DR and will seriously love this beautiful country.  Here are a few things everyone should know if they are going to live in the DR for the first time!
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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Dominican Republic

Did You Hear About How The DR Volunteers Helped Fundraise To Build A Home?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/27/17 1:52 PM

We love how these volunteers from the Dominican Republic decided to help out someone they really loved — Tamaris, the sweet cook!

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Topics: Making a Difference, Dominican Republic

Come Stay At An Actual Tree House For Your Dominican Vacation!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/25/17 10:25 AM

As if taking off to live in Haiti or the Dominican Republic for a few months wasn’t dreamy enough (gotta love the warm weather, palm trees and fresh fruit … am I right?) there are also some incredible vacation spots that you will need to check out — including Samana.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems, Haiti

What ILP Countries Can You Uber and Lyft In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/17 8:51 AM



Wondering how to get around a new country that’s your home for the next semester? Not a worry. There are tons of ways to see your city … you can even take Uber and Lyft in these ILP countries.

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

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/17 1:16 PM

We’ve talked to a couple of volunteers who have been to several ILP countries about they things they love the most about their semesters: *Spoiler* it’s not about the country! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

My Favorite Part Of The Dominican Republic Wasn’t The Beach

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/6/17 4:18 PM

 
A lot of people are drawn to The Dominican Republic because of its beautiful scenery and beaches (it is the Caribbean after all!). But, we've got a little secret for you: that isn't the best part!
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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Dominican Republic

ILP Student Spotlight: Meet Jessorn In The DR!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/27/17 10:43 AM

The Dominican Republic is home to some of the cutest kids around and you get to teach them! During your semester in the DR with International Language Programs (ILP) you will grow to love the kids you serve and you will find that they are each unique and hilarious.

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Topics: Life Abroad, In the Classroom, Dominican Republic

What ILP Humanitarian Program Is Right For Me?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/4/17 6:10 AM

Did you know ILP has 3 countries which are home to our Humanitarian Programs? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti

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

Check Out These Snorkel Spots In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/7/17 10:59 AM

Hey, hey volunteers living in the Caribbean — spend a day under the waves and find some new fishy friends at these rad snorkeling spots!

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Topics: Dominican Republic, 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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