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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

Why You Should Apply For ILP Early

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/4/17 1:52 PM

Even if you are still just thinking about a semester with ILP and not totally sure, you should still think about applying early! Here's why.

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Topics: ILP Basics

Travel The World With Your Spouse!

Posted by Jen King on 6/27/17 4:04 AM


Looking for memorable adventures with your spouse? We checked in with Joe and Ivy Wilson who have been living abroad, volunteering, and traveling the world for the better part of a year to see how they did it.

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Topics: Russia, China, ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Which ILP Country Is Right For Me?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/24/17 1:26 PM

So you want to spend a semester living abroad, but how in the world are you supposed to choose a country … Which one is the best fit? Talk about a tough choice (because seriously, every country is rad and you've got 10 to choose from … it just depends on what you are looking for). But don’t worry, maybe we can help you narrow it down. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Orphanage Program

Quick ILP Facts You Need To Know!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/23/17 9:18 AM



Dying to do some sort of volunteer trip or semester abroad? Since you're here...we're guessing you're wondering what a trip with ILP would be like right? Here's some quick info to cover all your questions!

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Topics: ILP Basics

Is It Safe For My Mom To Mail Me A Package?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/17/17 5:56 PM

Here’s what you — er, I guess your parents and friends — need to know about sending a package to you while you’re living abroad! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Ideas (And Tips!) For Your End Of Performance

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/4/17 11:56 AM

Depending on your ILP school, you may not even have an end of year performance … but if you do here are a few ideas!

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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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