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I’m Afraid I’ll Be The Only Volunteer Who’s Never Traveled Before

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/18/17 5:00 PM

Soo, you've never traveled before and you're nervous you're the ONLY one who hasn't? I was too!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

The Scoop On ILP's Phone Plan

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/4/17 12:29 PM

Wait...I can get unlimited data and texting for the time I'm living abroad through ILP? Yes. Yes, you can.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Can I Volunteer With My Friend?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/24/17 5:04 PM

Yes! We love when friends decide to do this experience together. And depending on what country you are thinking of traveling to, you both could save some serious money by applying together. 

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Topics: Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Saving Money

How To Apply For ILP Without Making Payments Right Away

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/4/17 1:13 PM

Sometimes it feels like the only thing standing in the way between you and a semester abroad is money. International Language Programs (ILP!) is really affordable when you look at everything that is covered, but even then it can be hard to pull everything together and pay at once.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Saving Money

How To Take Finals Early So You Can Volunteer With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/1/17 8:05 AM

Want to go abroad but your school finals are cutting it close with the departure date for your adventure with ILP?

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Topics: ILP Basics, Student Hacks

Who's Who In The ILP Office?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/28/17 7:33 PM

You're sure to have questions come up as you go through the application process to volunteer with International Language Programs (ILP!) and we're here to answer ALL of those. Whether you have questions about how to get a passport, what to pack, what your city is like or you just want to talk to someone who has been on a semester abroad with ILP, don't hesitate to ask us! Even if you are just thinking about applying we can help you out and get those questions answered as well!

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Topics: ILP Basics

What Do You Wear While Teaching?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/28/17 10:45 AM

Besides the construction paper and glue sticks in your suitcase, you should also be packing stuff to wear on vacations and in the classroom!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, In the Classroom

Can My Family Visit Me While I’m Volunteering?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/18/17 6:19 PM

If you're having a hard time convincing your parents how great of an experience it would be for you to live in Thailand for a semester, try telling them that they can come visit you! That might change things.

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

10 Lesson Ideas For Teaching Drama with ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/17/17 11:25 PM

Worried about teaching your first drama lesson in a classroom of ILP students? Yeah, I was the same way. Hopefully these lesson ideas will help you prepare, which is half the battle! 

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Topics: ILP Basics, In the Classroom

What Countries Can Male Volunteers Go To?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/24/17 4:02 AM

Just because Lithuania, Mexico and Thailand are only for the ladies that doesn’t mean the guys miss out on all the fun! 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

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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