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How To Get Ahold 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 Your Volunteer When They're Homesick

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

What Happens When I Apply To ILP?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/3/18 11:05 AM

Maybe you’re kind of interested in traveling and volunteering with ILP, but not totally sure. Should you still apply? Yep! Here’s why:

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

3 Bank Cards With No International ATM Fees

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 3/22/18 10:08 AM

Trips abroad can be expensive (worth it), but why make it more expensive than it needs to be? Some banks, credit unions and credit cards offer ATM cards that don't have any international fees and some charge CRAZY fees just to access your cash (which would you rather have?)!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money, For The Parents

How Can I Keep In Touch With My Volunteer?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/20/18 9:35 AM

Sending your child on a semester abroad can be nerve-wracking, our program directors understand because they've been in your shoes when their daughters volunteered! You probably want to be able to talk to them regularly, so here are few easy ways you can keep in touch while they are volunteering for a semester with ILP! 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, For The Parents

How To See Where Your ILP Volunteer Is At All Times

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 3/5/18 11:18 AM

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As a parent, sending your daughter or son to volunteer with ILP is a leap of faith. Not being able to see them everyday and make sure they are safe is a worry many parents experience. Did you know that there are ways to keep track of your ILP volunteer and be able to see where they are at all times, even while they are in another country?

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Topics: Travel Tips, For The Parents

Who Is Who At ILP?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/3/18 4:11 PM

You already know that ILP is a pretty rad non-profit organization, right? (Well now, you do) … but who is who when it comes to the people behind ILP?

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

How Does ILP Pick A New Country For Volunteer Programs?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/24/17 10:50 AM

We know you love new countries! And we love it too — ILP has programs in countries all over the world and are always looking to continue growing. But how does that work, exactly?

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

What Does It Take To Be An ILP Volunteer?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/9/17 4:16 PM

Maybe you’ve heard a little bit about the ILP Program and it sounds great … but you’re not exactly sure what is actually means to volunteer abroad with us — and that’s OK! We’ve put together some more info on what you might be worried about so you can know what it takes. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

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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