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Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

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. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/24/17 12:41 PM

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.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Haiti

The Best Shoes To Pack When Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/5/17 8:28 AM

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!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

How To Tip Around The World

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/2/17 1:44 PM

Uh oh, you just got the bill for dinner while you're traveling through a foreign country and have no idea what to do. Do you tip here? Is it rude if you don’t? Is it rude if you do? Don’t panic! We’ve got the info you need.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Wander Santo Domingo's Streets While In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/25/17 10:28 AM

Photographers, grab your cameras. This city is perfect for shots of colorful walls, beautiful streets…and European architecture. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Why I'm Glad I Went For A Semester Instead Of A 2 Week Trip

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/28/17 10:20 PM

I’ve done both types of trips and I’ve got to say, I always prefer to be gone for an entire semester and here’s why. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Poland, Haiti

How The Orphange Program In Haiti Came To Be

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/23/17 12:08 PM

The Caribbean has such a rich culture and we are so excited to now provide opportunities to volunteer in Haiti with ILP! 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Haiti

Can My Family Visit Me While I’m Volunteering?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/18/17 6:19 PM

If you're having a hard time convincing your parents how great of an experience it would be for you to live in Thailand for a semester, try telling them that they can come visit you! That might change things.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

What Countries Can Male Volunteers Go To?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/24/17 4:02 AM

Just because Lithuania, Mexico and Thailand are only for the ladies that doesn’t mean the guys miss out on all the fun! 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Announcing A New ILP School In Haiti!

Posted by Jen King on 12/19/16 4:19 PM

ILP is excited to offer a new service opportunity in the Caribbean!

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Topics: ILP Basics, News, Making a Difference, Haiti

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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