One of the most challenging parts of volunteering abroad with ILP is lesson planning. The actual lesson planning part is super easy, but finding those good ideas that are going to translate into super fun classes can be the challenge. We get asked where to find ideas all the time, so we compiled a list of the best ways to find them!
We know the most stressful week as an ILP volunteer is the one you leave, so here is some details of what to expect!
We want to answer all your questions and help you get a feel for what a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) will be like. We have a bunch of resources to help you with that. Representatives in the office, the ILP website, ILP blogs and Information Meetings are some great ways to learn more and ask questions. Soo, what is an info meeting and how do you find them?
If you’re thinking about volunteering abroad with International Language Programs you're probably thinking, "What would I be doing every day?" We gotcha covered.
Maybe you’ve heard a little bit about the ILP Program and it sounds great … but you’re not exactly sure what is actually means to volunteer abroad with us — and that’s OK! We’ve put together some more info on what you might be worried about so you can know what it takes.
Topics: ILP Basics
If you didn’t know, ILP has two programs: Exchange and Humanitarian. While they do have some similarities (both programs let you give back and make a difference!) there are some differences that can help you figure out what country and what program is going to be the best choice for you.
Are you wanting to make a difference, travel the world, grow personally or just start a new adventure? You've probably looked around at a few study abroad programs or humanitarian programs and gotten a bit discouraged when you realized how expensive they can be ... but not ILP!
International Language Programs is continuing to grow. That's important for you to know because it means we're able to provide more opportunities for those who are interested in volunteering abroad!
Before you run off to go serve abroad in Thailand as an ILP volunteer (or another one of ILP’s countries!) make sure you have these phone numbers (and other contact info) in a safe place … you might not need them, but if you do, you’ll be glad to read this post.
Just because you’re not interested in teaching English abroad doesn’t mean you can’t volunteer with ILP! Lots of our locations are more like playing with the kids than actually teaching … and we actually have a program where you won’t be teaching at all.