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Explore These 5 Cities In Poland!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/19/18 12:34 PM

When you find yourself in Poland make sure you make some time to visit these five beautiful cities! 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Poland

A Guide To The Best Beaches In The Dominican Republic

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/15/18 10:23 AM

We love The Dominican Republic for a variety of reasons! Since we're talking about a Caribbean island here, of course one of those reasons is the amazing beaches you can visit as you spend a semester volunteering. Here is our guide to the best beaches in The DR so you know you're not missing out!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Dominican Republic, Hidden Gems

Check Out This Must See Castle In Ukraine

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/13/18 11:19 AM

Anyone headed to volunteer in Ukraine for a semester? We know there is already a ton to see in your country (the Big Mama statue and these amazing cathedrals are only a couple that any ILP volunteer should see), but we’re here to add in another must-see stop for your semester abroad. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Hidden Gems

Hey Zhongshan! We Found The Ideal Weekend Getaway

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/10/18 1:49 PM


Anyone living in Zhongshan or headed to Guangzhou on one of your ILP vacations? There’s this rad city just tucked away in the dramatic countryside that has some ancient watch towers you shouldn’t miss.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Only China Would Have A Bruce Lee Theme Park

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/25/18 2:01 PM

Oh volunteers in China … you know you have to see this place in person.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

Beijing’s Olympic Park Has The Coolest Waterpark

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/19/18 8:43 AM

As if the city of Beijing, China didn’t have enough cool things to do, the waterpark nestled right in the historic Olympic Park really is an experience like nothing else. If you’ll be traveling or volunteering in China soon, you’ve gotta check it out.

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Topics: China, Hidden Gems

You Gotta Visit The Tamul Waterfall in Mexico!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 1/15/18 9:27 AM

In my opinion, Mexico is one of the most underrated places to travel to from the U.S. I get it...traveling across the world is more glamorous than taking a short flight down to Mexico, but if you don't want to have major life regrets, give Mexico a chance! Take advantage of it's hidden gems like the Tamul Waterfalls!

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

Visit This Spa Town While Volunteering In Lithuania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/13/18 5:26 PM

While volunteering in Lithuania you probably should take a relaxing weekend trip to this little charming spa town.

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Topics: Lithuania, Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

How To Get To The Leshan Buddha

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/10/18 11:38 AM



Anyone want to see the biggest Buddha in the entire world? It’s massive, it’s enormous, it’s impressive, and it’s definitely worth seeing. Here’s the easiest ways for our ILP volunteers to get there and see it for themselves.

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Visit The Magical Alice In Wonderland Park While Living In Ukraine

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/7/18 11:07 AM

Visit this Alice in Wonderland themed park while living in Ukraine. It's funky, unique, and a pretty good memory for a Saturday afternoon living abroad. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Hidden Gems

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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