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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 first hand where they've been living. We have parents every semester ask us if they are allowed to visit their volunteer when they're abroad.

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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 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 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

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.

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