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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

Wander Santo Domingo's Streets While In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/25/17 10:28 AM

Photographers, grab your cameras. This city is perfect for shots of colorful walls, beautiful streets…and European architecture. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Haiti

The Beautiful Catalina Island In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/10/17 9:11 AM

I'm not sure it can get much better than a warm day on the beach in the Dominican Republic! When you volunteer abroad for a semester with International Language Programs (ILP) you'll have plenty of of time to travel and see different, gorgeous beaches. Consider making Catalina Island one of the places you visit!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Can My Family Visit Me While I’m Volunteering?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/18/17 6:19 PM

If you're having a hard time convincing your parents how great of an experience it would be for you to live in Thailand for a semester, try telling them that they can come visit you! That might change things.

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

Check Out The Best View In The Dominican Republic (By Cable Car!)

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/10/17 11:32 AM

While volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP) in the Dominican Republic you'll spend tons of time relaxing on the beach and soaking in that beautiful scenery. 

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Topics: Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Life Changing Experiences from the DR

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 2/6/17 11:04 AM

While you volunteer your time and service in a country that is largely underprivileged, you're bound to have some experiences you'll never forget.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Dominican Republic, Finding Your Best Self

What Countries Can Male Volunteers Go To?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/24/17 4:02 AM

Just because Lithuania, Mexico and Thailand are only for the ladies that doesn’t mean the guys miss out on all the fun! 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Top Tips For Group Travel

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/10/16 12:33 PM

There are always pro’s and con’s when it comes to group travel. On the one hand, you have awesome friends to go traveling with…but what happens when a couple girls want to go to Cambodia but you really want to see Koh Lanta during your vacation in Thailand?

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

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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