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Can I Volunteer With ILP And Not Teach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/20/17 9:58 AM

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.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Romania

Why Is Learning To Speak English So Important?

Posted by Jen King on 10/4/17 3:04 PM

Traveling abroad and participating in humanitarian programs is the dream! Experience a foreign country and make new friends while also making a difference?

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, In the Classroom

Why I Decided To Volunteer In China Over Other Countries

Posted by Jen King on 9/21/17 11:25 AM

 

I was an English teacher in China for about 5 months with International Language Programs (ILP). When I tell people that, they always think it's pretty cool that I've traveled but they always ask, "Why China?"
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Topics: China, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Finding Your Best Self

What Should I Send My Volunteer In A Care Package?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/18/17 12:26 PM

Know someone spending a semester living abroad and wanna show them some love? It can be hard to know what to send! Whether they are volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP), on a study abroad, or taking a Gap Year here are a few ideas to get you started. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/17 1:16 PM

We’ve talked to a couple of volunteers who have been to several ILP countries about they things they love the most about their semesters: *Spoiler* it’s not about the country! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

The Best Way To Plan Your ILP Vacations

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/24/17 9:32 AM



So. You’re all set to plan one of your ILP vacations but have no clue where to start. How are you supposed to find a place to stay in Prague without visiting first? How are you supposed to get there in the first place? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics

How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your iPhone

Posted by Jen King on 8/16/17 7:03 AM

If you're preparing for an international trip (like a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs!), but your cell phone provider doesn't have the best of options for international data...you probably want to do a SIM card. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics

How To Get To Know Your ILP Group Better

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/29/17 2:24 PM

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You’re about to spend an entire semester as a volunteer abroad in Russia but you don’t know a single person in your ILP group … that’s A-OK! (And a big part of your adventure). But don’t worry, here's how to break the ice. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Will I Graduate On Time If I Volunteer Abroad?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/18/17 12:29 PM

Want to go travel abroad but worried about graduating on time? We’ve got some info for students that also want to volunteer during their time at school!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Student Hacks

Going Back To See "Your Kids" Again

Posted by Jen King on 7/6/17 2:01 PM

One of the biggest things that ILP volunteers say after they return home from a volunteer experience abroad is that they miss the children they taught - they miss "their kids". If you're lucky enough, you may get to see them again!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Romania

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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