As if taking off to live in Haiti or the Dominican Republic for a few months wasn’t dreamy enough (gotta love the warm weather, palm trees and fresh fruit … am I right?) there are also some incredible vacation spots that you will need to check out — including Samana.
We’ve talked to a couple of volunteers who have been to several ILP countries about they things they love the most about their semesters: *Spoiler* it’s not about the country!
We LOVE Haiti! While volunteering here your biggest focus will be on humanitarian service...but you're in the Caribbean after all so here's some fun things to add to your 'to do' list.
When you’re not teaching and hanging out with the cute kids in the orphanage, travel to this pretty coastal city for the day (or even for a whole weekend)!
Don't read ANY more if you aren't ready to have your heart melt and fall in love with these cute kids at the Haitian orphanage! They will make you want to pack your suitcase and hop on a plane ASAP.
So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel.
ILP isn’t just for when you’re single — we have countries all over that you can volunteer in with your spouse! We even have one country where the both of you go for the price of just one person — score.
Shoes make all the difference when you're traveling. You will be on your feet a ton while you explore the new cities you are in and you want to be comfortable! Here are some of the best shoes for traveling that will keep you cool in hot weather, warm in cold weather and comfortable wherever you are!