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These Churches In Romania Are A Real Life Fairytale

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/10/17 12:11 PM

We are pretty much in love with Romania  but who wouldn’t adore a spot hidden away in the hills that look like a real-life fairytale? They’re unreal … but don’t take my word for it, you’ve got to come see ‘em for yourself.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems

You Don't Want To Miss The Catacombs In Paris

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/5/17 2:45 PM

During your semester living abroad you need to travel and see as much as you can! Volunteering for a semester in Europe will give you plenty of countries to choose from and will be an easy way to visit a lot of those countries. When deciding where to go, remember Paris is never a bad choice! You'll have tons to do in Paris, one of the coolest things being the Catacombs. 

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Plan On Visiting San Miguel De Allende While Living In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/28/17 2:05 PM

Any city that was “built for relaxing” is somewhere you just can’t pass up. Calling all ILP Mexico volunteers — we have another favorite vacation spot to add to your list.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

The Best Places To Go Out To Eat Around Iasi, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/15/17 1:10 PM

Stuffed pretzels, free eclairs, restaurants that look like castles? Ummmm, better pack a pair stretchy pants if you are planning on living in Romania because the food here is yummy. 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

We Should All Be Talking About This Painted Polish Town

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/7/17 1:41 PM

PSA: The cutest village that could possibly be created is just right around the corner from Krakow, where our ILP volunteers call home!

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Poland

Wander The Most Famous Street In Suzhou, China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/5/17 10:35 AM

No, you're not in Italy when you make it to this cool street with canals and bridges. You're in China! Shantang is a really unique street that has been around for more than 1,100 years. I would definitely spend time walking along and exploring what feels like "real, ancient China".

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

You Are Going To Want To Vacation In Koh Chang, Thailand

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/28/17 11:33 AM

I mean, unless dreamy beaches and staying in the cutest little hostel sounds awful, then you probably want to visit some place else.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Thailand, Hidden Gems

Come See A Dragon While Living In Poland

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/27/17 3:42 PM

There’s loads to see in Poland but do you know anything about the dragon who lives in Krakow?

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems, Poland

The Statues You Need To See in Voronezh, Russia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/25/17 10:04 AM

If you just got assigned for your semester abroad in Russia with ILP and you found out you're going to be living in Voronezh, congrats! You'll get to experience true Russia living the culture there. See if you can find all these unique spots around Voronezh while you volunteer in Russia

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Topics: Russia, Hidden Gems

Come Visit All The Disneylands Abroad With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/15/17 4:12 PM

Love Disney? Love to travel? Want to see all of the Disney parks while you travel? We thought so — learn all about where the Disney parks are and how you can see them all with ILP!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Thailand, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

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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