Coming home from a semester with ILP means coming home with lots of pictures, amazing memories with your ILP group and a few more stamps in your passports (and a tiny bit of a broken heart after saying goodbye to your kiddos!). But for one ILP China volunteer, coming back meant teaching professionally — back in Asia!
The decision to volunteer for a semester with International Language Programs (ILP) is different for everyone. Sometimes it's a long process of getting ready and making up your mind and other times it happens quick.
Meet Courtney S. who has gone on 6 trips abroad with International Language Programs (ILP). She has basically lived all of our travel dreams! During her time abroad she has visited incredible places and has been able to make a difference in numerous children's live.
I was an English teacher in China for about 5 months with International Language Programs (ILP). When I tell people that, they always think it's pretty cool that I've traveled but they always ask, "Why China?"
Being in a group is one of the things that makes volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP) unique. It's also a big reason a lot of people choose to spend their semester abroad with ILP! Your group makes your semester so much more fun and you're not worrying about being alone in a foreign country.
My semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) before serving an LDS mission was the best decision I could have made! I not only learned more about myself, but I learned to be independent, how to overcome homesickness, to love people who may be different than me and how to work with others. Those lessons helped me tremendously while serving my mission.
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.
Let's be honest, sometimes it's hard to get to reading your scriptures without it feeling like just a check mark off of your long to-do list. Don't get stuck in a rut in your reading, instead try these ideas to help make your personal study more meaningful.