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Gift Ideas To Give Your Volunteer Before They Leave

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 9/9/18 4:04 PM

Christmas presents, birthday presents, graduation gifts, farewell gifts - if you're anything like me, it's hard to come up with so many gift ideas! If your volunteer is preparing to leave for their semester abroad and you're looking for gift ideas, these things may just be the PERFECT present they've been hoping for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, For The Parents

My Volunteer Lost Their Wallet -- Now What?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/20/18 12:04 PM

We get it. Sending your volunteer abroad is nerve wracking and hard. One of the worst part for the parents at home is when something does go wrong for your volunteer -- like losing their wallet -- and being far away. It's difficult to know how you can help in those tricky situations when they're half way across the world.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad, For The Parents

ILP For The Parents

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/30/18 11:20 AM

International Language Programs (ILP for short) is non-profit program that has has 25+ years of experience sending volunteers abroad. We have a team of directors who oversee the program and are also parents who have sent their own children on the ILP program, so we get where you're coming from and understand the concerns.

We are here to help you get your questions answered. 

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Topics: For The Parents

Can I Visit My ILP Volunteer Abroad?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/5/18 2:32 PM

Been watching your son or daughter post about their amazing adventures while they're volunteering abroad? It's probably giving you the urge to go see where they've been living, but can you visit your volunteer on their semester? 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, For The Parents

What Is My Volunteer Really Doing While They Volunteer With ILP?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/20/18 4:28 PM

Sending a child to volunteer abroad for a semester can be difficult on many levels. Not being with them and trusting that they're being taken care of and in a good environment is high on that list. We want to make it as easy as possible, so we've put together a little guide to show you exactly what you're volunteer will be up to and what is expected of them!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

Is My Volunteer Old Enough To Live Abroad Without Me?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/5/18 1:01 PM

You may be worried about sending your child away for a semester of college, let alone a semester abroad — here’s how you know they are ready. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

A Mom's Perspective On Volunteering And How ILP Changed Her Volunteer

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/31/18 11:32 AM

Is your child thinking of volunteering abroad? Here's what a mom of two former ILP volunteers says about the program and why she now wants all of her kids to serve abroad. 

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self, For The Parents

How To Get A Hold Of My ILP Volunteer Fast In An Emergency

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/20/18 2:48 PM

One of the scariest parts of sending a volunteer abroad is the idea of anything happening and not being able to reach them. While that is a valid concern, I'm here to tell you there are more ways to reach them quickly than you may realize. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

What Treats To Mail To Your Volunteer

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/20/18 4:57 PM

Do you know someone who's volunteering in another country? We all love getting care packages but it's especially great to receive while you're living abroad. Here's some ideas of what they'd love to get.

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Topics: Life Abroad, For The Parents

How To Support A Homesick Volunteer

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/5/18 9:51 PM

When your volunteer is living abroad it can be hard to know how to help them when they're homesick (it happens to us all!).  Here are a few ways you can support them while they navigate this new experience.

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Topics: Life Abroad, For The Parents

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

ILP Semester Abroad

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