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.
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.
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.
Topics: For The Parents
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.