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Did You Know You Can Search For Answers In ILP's Facebook Groups?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/13/18 11:27 AM

If you're already accepted as an ILP volunteer, then you've probably already joined the Facebook groups for countries you're interested in.  It's an awesome tool to help you prepare for your semester. Here's how to use them best! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

Does Learning English Really Change Lives?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 8/12/18 2:59 PM

As a future, current or even past ILP volunteer, you may be wondering if your time teaching English abroad really had an impact on your kids. You may have questions like, "Is it really that important for them to learn English?" swirling around in your head.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Thailand, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, In the Classroom, Finding Your Best Self

How ILP Got Started

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/30/18 2:49 PM

For those of you just now joining us or even those that have been around for a minute, you may be wondering how this awesome program we call ILP got started. To tell you this, we have to go all the way back to the beginning!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference

Get Your Hair In Low Maintenance Mode For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/13/18 5:13 PM

When you're preparing for a semester abroad there are so many things that cross your mind that you forget about simple things like your hair! You may not think it's a big deal if your hair isn't looking it's best, but when you look back at all of your pictures where your hair is tucked in a messy bun again and again you might wish you had at least one day where you tried (a little). Lucky for you, there are things you can do to prepare yourself for a semester without your favorite hair dresser!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Can I Visit My ILP Volunteer Abroad?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 7/5/18 2:32 PM

Been watching your son or daughter post about their amazing adventures while they're volunteering abroad? It's probably giving you the urge to go see first hand where they've been living. We have parents every semester ask us if they are allowed to visit their volunteer when they're abroad.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, For The Parents

All About How To Do A Facebook Fundraiser

Posted by Jen King on 6/24/18 5:11 PM

Getting ready to start up a Facebook fundraiser to help you afford your semester volunteering abroad with ILP? Awesome! Here's some tips first.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Student Hacks, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

What *Exactly* Is A Head Teacher?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/23/18 3:01 PM

If you're applying or about to head out for your first ILP semester, you may have heard some chatter about head teachers. You may know that you will have one and that you can go back as one, but have you really heard exactly what an ILP head teacher is and does?

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

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

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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