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What Is My Volunteer Really Doing While They Volunteer With ILP?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/20/18 4:28 PM

Sending a child to volunteer abroad for a semester can be difficult on many levels. Not being with them and trusting that they're being taken care of and in a good environment is high on that list. We want to make it as easy as possible, so we've put together a little guide to show you exactly what you're volunteer will be up to and what is expected of them!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

It’s Okay If You Don’t Feel Prepared (At All) For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/13/18 2:24 PM

 

Even after tons of research and asking all the right questions, if you’re still a little nervous to be traveling and living abroad, that is totally normal.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering

Is My Volunteer Old Enough To Live Abroad Without Me?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/5/18 1:01 PM

You may be worried about sending your child away for a semester of college, let alone a semester abroad — here’s how you know they are ready. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

Is The ISIC Card *Really* Worth Paying For?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/3/18 12:30 PM

If you've been accepted to volunteer abroad with ILP, you know that we recommend the ISIC insurance card for all travelers. Now, you -- and many other future ILP volunteers -- may be wondering if this card is actually worth paying for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

How To Get Ahold Of My ILP Volunteer Fast In An Emergency

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/20/18 2:48 PM

One of the scariest parts of sending a volunteer abroad is the idea of anything happening and not being able to reach them. While that is a valid concern, I'm here to tell you there are more ways to reach them quickly than you may realize!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

Can I Meet My ILP Group Before I Leave?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/18/18 2:23 PM

So, you've applied, been accepted, assigned and now you get to see the ever anticipated ILP group list. Remember in 3rd grade when you'd run to see who was in your class when they posted the list on the door? Anyone else?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

How Your ILP Group Will Impact Your Semester

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/17/18 2:15 PM

There are really so many perks when you volunteer abroad with ILP, but one of the biggest reasons people choose ILP is because of the groups! Traveling alone can be really intimidating and there are more benefits to having a group than you'd ever think.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

Why This ILP Volunteer Loves Serving In Poland

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/12/18 11:18 AM

 
This volunteer is on her third semester volunteering abroad with ILP and just got home from her time in Poland. She shares why she loves living abroad and why Poland is one of the best places around. 
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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Poland

How Can I Talk To Someone At ILP About My Questions?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/3/18 3:01 PM

Deciding to volunteer abroad with ILP is a big deal and you are bound to have lots of questions. We get it! We have all been there at one point or another and want to help you out. Don't leave those questions rattling around in your head; let us answer them!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

Paid Teaching Vs Volunteering (Which One Is Right For You?)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/24/18 9:49 AM

Trying to decide whether you should volunteer abroad for a semester (all around the world) or get paid to teach in Thailand or Taiwan can be tough. Obviously, one sounds better than the other in theory, but is it the best option for YOU? Let me break down each of them for you...

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Topics: ILP Basics

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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