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Come Stay At An Actual Tree House For Your Dominican Vacation!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/25/17 10:25 AM

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.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems, Haiti

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/17 1:16 PM

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! 

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

A 'To Do' List For Your Adventure In Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/22/17 7:40 AM

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.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Haiti

Here’s One Thing No One Told You About Haiti

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/7/17 2:10 PM



Who would have thought this giant mountaintop fortress is hiding in Haiti? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Haiti

What ILP Humanitarian Program Is Right For Me?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/4/17 6:10 AM

Did you know ILP has 3 countries which are home to our Humanitarian Programs? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Spend A Perfect Weekend At Moulin Sur Mer, Haiti

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/1/17 8:39 AM



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)!

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Topics: Haiti

Get To Know The (Adorable!) Kids In Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/9/17 12:32 PM

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.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Haiti

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

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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