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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

How Do I Know What Type Of ILP Teaching Supplies To Bring?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/6/18 12:25 PM

If you’re an ILP volunteer, you’ll need to bring over 1 suitcase full of teaching supplies to use in your ILP lessons (unless you're volunteering at the European orphanage) — the question is, what supplies should I bring?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

What Happens When I Apply To ILP?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/3/18 11:05 AM

Maybe you’re kind of interested in traveling and volunteering with ILP, but not totally sure. Should you still apply? Yep! Here’s why:

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

Who Is Who At ILP?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/3/18 4:11 PM

You already know that ILP is a pretty rad non-profit organization, right? (Well now, you do) … but who is who when it comes to the people behind ILP?

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

When Should I Apply If I Want To Go To …

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/24/18 1:40 PM

Have your eye on a certain country? We know the feeling — these tips can help you get your application in so you can hopefully snag a spot where you want to volunteer!

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Topics: ILP Basics

Why I Decided To Volunteer With ILP...Four Times!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 2/23/18 9:53 AM

Hi, my name is Lindsay and I'm an ILP addict. Let me explain...

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

What Does It Mean If I’m On The Waitlist?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/4/18 12:35 PM

So. You’re all set to send in your application to go volunteering with ILP and even have your country picked out … then find out you’re on the wait list. What does that even mean?

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Topics: ILP Basics

How Does ILP Pick A New Country For Volunteer Programs?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/24/17 10:50 AM

We know you love new countries! And we love it too — ILP has programs in countries all over the world and are always looking to continue growing. But how does that work, exactly?

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Topics: ILP Basics, For The Parents

Come Volunteer With ILP In Central America

Posted by Jen King on 12/20/17 2:04 PM

ILP is excited to expand into a new part of the world and offer you two new countries with service opportunities and, of course  — tons of adventure! You can now participate in service trips to Central America.

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Topics: ILP Basics, News, Making a Difference, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Where Can I Find Ideas For My ILP Lessons?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/9/17 12:54 PM

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!

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

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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