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What It's Like To Volunteer Abroad When Your Boyfriend Is At Home

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 2/4/18 10:35 AM

Tell me if one  of these scenarios sounds familiar to you: You're dreaming of volunteering abroad with ILP in China, but you have a serious boyfriend/girlfriend at home you don't want to leave? OR, you decide to spend a semester volunteering in Europe (you have been accepted, finished your documents and everything) and then you meet "the one". Well, if one of them does...

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

Five Documentaries To Inspire You!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 1/29/18 3:21 PM

We all get in little slumps every now and then when all we want to do is nothing...tell me I'm not the only one! Next time all you want to do is sit down and binge watch your favorite Netflix show, consider watching one these five motivational documentaries instead. Who knows, they may just get you up and off your couch!

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Topics: Finding Your Best Self

How To Interact With Your ILP Group When You're An Introvert

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 1/18/18 3:08 PM

Are you an introvert? Does living with the same group of people for a semester give you a little bit of anxiety? Don't worry, that's totally normal and something that shouldn't keep you from volunteering abroad. Just use these suggestions...

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Topics: Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

Read These Books By LDS Authors To Be Inspired

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/12/18 1:04 PM

Read these books by LDS authors to strengthen your faith and get a spiritual boost!

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

30 Of The Hardest Things All ILP Volunteers Should Know Before Living Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/6/18 9:50 AM

Before you run off for your semester abroad with ILP, you’ve gotta know that there are 30 things that will be hard, hard, hard about your semester.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

How To Set (And Actually Accomplish) Goals For 2018

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/29/17 1:07 PM

Haven’t quite figured out how to set a goal and then not give up two weeks later? Me either — but these tips can help make that all happen (even if you’ve got big dreams like making a difference or volunteering abroad!).

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Topics: Finding Your Best Self

The 14 Day "Better Yourself" Challenge

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/20/17 10:43 AM

We all want to be a little better in our day to day lives. But... where do we even start? It can be super overwhelming to make goals and figure out how to begin the process of change. 

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Topics: Student Hacks, Finding Your Best Self

What I Learned From Not Speaking The Language While Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/18/17 10:07 AM

Once you're abroad you will quickly realize differences between where you're from and where your new home will be for for the next semester. The people act different, the food is different, the scenery is different and of course the language will be different. Don't get me wrong, not speaking the language of the country you are living in can bring up some challenges and funny stories, but you can also learn a lot!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Our Chill Travel Playlist For Your Next Flight

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/2/17 10:45 AM


Getting ready for a train ride, bus ride or flight? Lucky you because you're going somewhere exciting! Unfortunately those long trips can be a bit ... long! Having things to do is key and music can be super helpful to help pass the time  —come check out this playlist we made, just for you.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

5 Yoga Poses For Beginners

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/29/17 5:32 PM

Yoga can be an amazing way to de-stress, unwind, find balance and find peace. There are tons of classes, online info, YouTube videos and more to help you really get into it and learn new poses. For now, here are 5 suuuuper easy poses for beginners.

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Topics: Finding Your Best Self

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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